Large gender gaps in economic opportunities and outcomes exist in almost all countries. Women earn less, have fewer assets, bear the burden of unpaid work and care, and are largely concentrated in vulnerable and low-paying activities. Gender diversity is a challenge often faced by firms across all industries and the corporate real estate field is no exception. Despite the known benefits of a gender-equal society many companies are failing to achieve a gender balance in their senior ranks, especially in Asia. Why is this the case and how can we change it? A panel comprised of UN Women, corporate real estate female leaders, and a diversity expert will examine the barriers to gender diversity, the types of changes that businesses need to make in order to create an enabling environment, and steps that businesses can take to overcome inherent challenges during this timely session.