“My involvement in the Women’s Leadership Initiative has been an enriching experience both personally and professionally. An excellent opportunity to work closely with an energetic group of professionals to elevate the conversation around diversity, expand industry networks and provide a platform to learn from the insights of inspiring leaders in our industry.”
– Esther Dickins, Director, Scott Carver & WLI Australia Co-Chair
The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was established in 2011 as a global programme of the Urban Land Institute. Today it has an active global Steering Committee in addition to 40 chapters in numerous countries around the world. The global WLI leaders support local programming and initiatives, helping to increase both the number and visibility of more women leaders throughout ULI’s vast network.
There are currently 7 National Councils around Asia Pacific with active WLI groups, they are: Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, China and South Korea.
Join Australia’s women land use and real estate leaders for networking and education opportunities all year long. WLI was conceived to increase the visibility and professional development opportunities for women in ULI and throughout the land use and real estate development industry. WLI Australia hosts a myriad of events each year, with notable speakers and networking opportunities.
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 members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.
Are you interested in making connections with successful, strong professional women in the land use and real estate industry? Already a ULI member and finding yourself in need of a mentor or advocate to help navigate through this typically male-dominated field? Then you’re in the right place! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.