Women’s Leadership Initiative

The mission of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry.

WLI Steering Committee


The mission of the WLI is expressed in its four primary objectives:

  • Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry.
  • Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.

Get Involved

If you would like to be involved with the WLI’s work, reach out to your local District Council staff to express interest. Find the contact information for your ULI District Council.

Join the Conversation. The WLI regularly hosts high-level conversations with accomplished women leaders. Join our LinkedIn group and follow us on Twitter.

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WLI Worldwide News

  • Women in Leadership in City Building and Real Estate Development

    Posted February 5, 2019 on ULI British ColumbiaGlass ceilings began to shatter across the US on November 7, 2018 with the election of a record number of women to Congress. A significant diversity of women of all… Read More
  • Event Recap - Quest for Talent: Recruit (+Keep) Diverse Leaders in Real Estate

    Posted January 18, 2019 on ULI NorthwestOn January 16, 2019, ULI Northwest Women's Leadership Initiative hosted Quest for Talent: Recruit (+Keep) Diverse Leaders in Real Estate. The event took place at Union Stables and was co-sponsored by… Read More
  • WLI Awards "Sprout Grants" to Four District Councils

    Posted January 16, 2019 on ULI AmericasAt the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, MA, the Women's Leadership Initiative awarded four $2,500 "sprout grants" to District Councils with newly forming WLI programs. Read More
  • 2018 WLI Hines Innovation Grant Awardees

    Posted January 16, 2019 on ULI AmericasFive District Council WLI groups were awarded WLI Hines Innovation Grants at the 2018 Fall Meeting in Boston. The awards, totaling $25,000, were presented by Sherri Schugart, President and CEO of Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc, and represent the first of three years of WLI Hines Innovation grants. Read More
  • Carey Gunn Venditti

    Posted January 15, 2019 on ULI AustinCarey Gunn Venditti 1969-2019, It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Carey Gunn Venditti, the presiding District Council Chair and the first woman to serve… Read More

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