Join WLI at Fall Meeting!
As ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative embarks on its celebration of 10 years of working to close the gender gap in real estate, crucial conversations are still taking place. Be part of the dialogue and join us for the WLI activities at Fall Meeting. Click here to learn more and register for Fall Meeting.
Tuesday, October 12:
7:30-9:00am: WLI Breakfast (invitation only)
Join members of the Americas WLI Executive Committee, WLI Chairs and Americas WLI Circles members to hear highlights from the year and to dialogue over breakfast. This session is invitation only; Limited to 50 participants.
Thank you to our WLI Networking Breakfast sponsor Wells Fargo.
1:00-2:00pm: WLI Curated Conversations
Participate in small-group discussions around key topics in real estate and professional development. Table-top conversations will be facilitated by Chicago-area women and are an opportunity for attendees to network and to share their own insights on the topics. This session is first come, first served; limited to 100 participants over multiple rooms for social distance.
Confirmed Topics and Facilitators:
- Debt/Finance, with Zena Diggs, Bank of America
- Multi-Housing, with Kim Mughal, CA Ventures, MJ Zaring, Newcastle Limited & Erin Ankin, Waterton Associates
- Office, with Susan Kolasa, JP Morgan
- Architecture/Construction, with Hillary DeGroff, Perkins Eastman & Kate Van Zeyl, Turner Construction Company
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with Terri Haymaker, The Planera Group
- Entrepreneurship, with Anastacia Fratto, ResElevate & Ginna Ryan, Mauge, Inc.
- Technology, with Sheila Matuscak, Coeo Space
Thank you to our WLI Curated Conversations sponsor Eastdil Secured.
2:30-3:30pm: WLI Presents: A View From the Top
In this signature WLI program, hear from panelist Karen Brennan, an industry leader at JLL in conversation with moderator Kimberly Adams. Brennan will discuss her path to success and the challenges she has navigated along the way. The conversation will also include relevant topics that advance efforts and leverage allyship to close the gender gap in commercial real estate.
Opportunities From the WLI Network
ULI Cincinnati – Rising Together Series
What: Across five workshops, participants will learn how to answer today’s call of building equitable workplaces through the inclusion and promotion of female and minority leadership positions in Cincinnati’s real estate industry. Raise awareness of your own biases, gain compassion of racial and gender differences, and learn what action you can take to dismantle inequities in the field. Are you concerned about the current social and racial climate in our community and our nation? Do you wonder if you have a role to play in making things better? Do you ever wonder what steps your organization might take to improve workplace equity (race, gender, etc.)? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, participating in the Rising Together Series will provide insight and resolutions.
What Success Looks Like
When: Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 9:00 – 10:00am Eastern
What: How do better hiring practices, building of diversity and equity into your workplace, inspiring and implementing strategies toward inclusion and a positive workplace culture lead to successfully building an equitable workplace? This final session of the Series will bring together everything learned and provide a look into what that success looks like.