The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), established by ULI, has officially launched locally within the Chicago District Council. Its core mission is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. WLI will achieve this mission by organizing events and programs that will: 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; and, 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.
Recognizing WLI’s value, one of ULI Chicago’s leaders, Kelley Smith, Principal at Kensington Realty Advisors, took the lead in bringing the WLI to Chicago. Read the Full Article in Urban Light