WHAT IS WLI?
The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was established in 2011 as a program of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Today WLI has an active Americas Executive Committee in addition to 40+ chapters in 8 countries around the world. WLI leaders support local programming and initiatives, helping to increase both the number and visibility of more women leaders throughout ULI’s vast network.
THE SYMPOSIUM WILL INCLUDE:
Keynote Speaker: Sandy Gooch, Founder of Mrs. Gooch's Natural Foods Markets (later acquired by Whole Foods)
Immersive Learning Topics:
- Gender/DEI Social Equity in Real Estate
- Women Entrepreneurs: Stories from the Frontlines
- Meeting Career Goals: Early, Mid Career and Encore/Succession Planning
- Picture You On A Corporate Board, led by 50/50 Women on BoardsTM CEO Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire
Focalized attendees: outreach to Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) students at local Community Colleges through education partner Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board. College outreach to Mt. St. Mary’s, CSLB/LA, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, and USC.
Other attendees: 100-150 co-ed ULI members and nonmembers + WLI GROW Mid-Career Mentoring Participants.
Tributes: Tongva land acknowledgement, 1970’s Nina Gruen - ULI’s first woman trustee, and founders of WLI Los Angeles.
Networking & Art Fair by Women Artists
Reception from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Grow Mentoring Reunion
Download the event flyer here!
Thank you to our event sponsors!
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WLI is offering validated $10 self-parking at 444 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles CA 90071. Please park on B or C Levels when you enter the underground garage. Directions are available here