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WLI Career Development: Women, Wisdom and Wine


This event will be a member-led book discussion on You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.   In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word. The author takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are … Read More

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2017 Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship


Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting. These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues. Learn more and apply here.

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RECAP: Elevating Women to the Next Level


At a ULI Charlotte Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) lunch on September 20, 2016, women professionals gathered to discuss how we can help elevate other women.  A panel moderated by Amy Chiou of Queen City Forward, included:  Sue White, Donovan; Dionne Nelson, Laurel Street Partners; Debra Campbell, City of Charlotte; and Denise Dexter, JLL.  Four women whose first jobs were an ice scream scooper, drug store cashier, babysitter and yogurt store supervisor ended up as powerful women in the commercial real estate industry. How did they get there? The overarching theme … Read More

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RECAP:  WLI Discusses Affordable Housing


On August 11, women ULI members gathered to discuss affordable housing and the realities in the Charlotte market.  Beginning with a review of The New Yorker article titled Forced Out, Pam Wideman, Deputy Director of Neighborhood and Business Services, lead a discussion of the shocking circumstances for families in our community.  Some of the general discussions included: The City of Charlotte estimates there are 34,000 affordable housing units are needed in community today. Some of our community has a fear of affordable housing in their neighborhood.  There is a misconception that … Read More

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WLI Fall Symposium: Elevating Women to the Next Level


At this women-only event (open to members and nonmembers), we will discuss how do we best empower each other to succeed?  Is there a difference between a mentor and a sponsor?  Or is individual pursuit the best route?  How are women earning top leadership roles and what are they doing for the next-in-line?  Join WLI for a panel discussion on traditional and non-traditional approaches to advancing women’s roles, responsibilities, and achievements in the workplace. Panelists: Sue White – Donathan Properties Denise Dexter – JLL Debra Campbell – City of Charlotte … Read More

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2017 CREW Leadership Program

CREW Charlotte

CREW Charlotte and KPMG have partnered to develop a leadership program for CREW female members and other professional women in our community.  Becoming an Authentic Leader, facilitated by Sharon Reed – Global Girls Project, will begin in January 2017 and conclude in October 2017. There are eight sessions and each focused on one of the ATHENA leadership principles and also draws from the experience of CREW Atlanta’s Leadership Program.  I have attached a flyer with more details about the program and have included the link for the online application for … Read More

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Community Building during Habitat’s Women’s Build


A special thank you to the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) participants as we endured hot temperatures installing trim work, building fences, and preparing a house during the Habitat for Humanity’s 25th Annual Women’s Build on June 16, 2016:  Lauren Anderson, Chanda Brantley, Cathy Demmitt, Erin Gillespie, Joselyn Harriger, Mo Hoffman, Krista Hunter, Theresa Salmen, Danielle Bleier, Chanda Brantley, Alice Endres, Joselyn Harriger, Frances Johnson, Julie Lowe, Nicole Niemann, Victoria Scifo, and Jennifer Stanton.  We were honored to work side-by-side with the homeowner LaToya, as well as other future homeowners.  … Read More

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A Few Spots are Available for Women Build


ULI Charlotte’s WLI has an Adopt-a-Day as part of the Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build.  Four homes in the Charlotte area will be built by women only. ULI is doing our part on June 16 and we need your participation. DATE: Tuesday, June 16, 2016 SHIFTS: AM – 8:30-11:30am, PM – 12:30-4pm AVAILABILITY: There are only 12 volunteer spots per shift – only a few are still available WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? Trim-work. Tools and training will be available onsite that day (no special talents are necessary) FAMILY PROFILE:  Click here to meet LaToya … Read More

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WLI: What’s Happening Now


Since the launch of WLI in 2013, ULI Charlotte has provided special programming for women in ULI and have seen an increase in participation in leadership and on committees. We are thrilled to see the increased numbers of ULI female members getting involved. We must be doing something right, but if you have some ideas, please share them. Upcoming Activities With a successful symposium in January on The Changing Workplace, the WLI committee has been busy pulling together additional programs and activities. We want to offer education, networking and community … Read More

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ULI Women Leaders Provide Technical Assistance

As part of the WLI partnership with Habitat for Humanity, women members are working with the Reid Park Neighborhood to provide expertise on specific land use challenges.  This is part of the ULI Technical Assistance Panel program, but uniquely reaching out with an all-star female panel of member experts to assist the community.  Another way our ULI women members are sharing their expertise and helping our community thrive.

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