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Recap: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Career Pivots Conversation

By Kelly Whelan, Development Analyst, EYA On an unseasonably warm November morning, an all-star panel and 55 attendees convened at ULI Washington’s DC Headquarters for WLI’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Strategic Career Pivots Discussion”.  Michelle Beaman Chang of imby.com, Tony Greenberg of JBG SMITH, and Roberta Liss of Cushman & Wakefield joined moderator Wendy White of Goulston & Storrs and professional career coach Charlie Jones of BIG and Truepen Coaching for a morning of honest introspection, engaging stories, and invaluable career advice. The group discussed “inflection points” … Read More

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Recap- WLI Guided Rum Tasting

ULI members braved the record breaking heat on Wednesday, August 10th to network and enjoy an exclusive members-only summer rum tasting at Archipelago, a tiki bar on U Street.  Archipelago is owned by local bartender Owen Thomson (formerly of Bar Pilar and Rose’s Luxury) and his colleagues Joseph Ambrose, Noah Broaddus and Ben Wiley.  The tiki bar opened earlier this year and is DC’s first legitimate tiki bar in more than a decade.  The Washington Post describes Archipelago as “the only place in town where you can sit on a … Read More

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WLI Dine-Arounds

On February 24, three simultaneous WLI dine-arounds took place in Maryland, Virginia and the District.  A total of forty-two women gathered at the various venues for a fun evening of food and networking over dinner with fellow real estate professionals. Redwood in Bethesda, Mussel Bar in Arlington, and and Le Diplomate in D.C. provided the backdrop for these pay-your-own way dinners, and delicious meals for the events.  The dine-arounds provided excellent opportunities for making new connections, and having intimate conversations about the state of the industry, ULI’s priorities, and the latest … Read More

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ULI Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative Kicks Off

ULI Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) kicked off its 2014 programming with a well-attended educational event on January 30, featuring Phyllis Levinson of Big Tent Coaching discussing keys to career success. ULI Washington is planning an exciting year of programming to meet the WLI mission on a local level, said Kathy Roberson, ULI Washington WLI Chair and President, Combined Properties. WLI’s objectives include promoting the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry. The committee is planning a series of events alternating between events focused … Read More

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Women’s Leadership Initiative – Sponsorship Opportunity

The ULI Washington district council is looking for a company/firm to participate in a unique opportunity for sponsorship within the district council.  In 2014, ULI Washington’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) will kick off a year of programming to support the WLI Mission.  The primary objective of WLI is to increase the visibility and advancement of women and the number of women in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.  To reach this objective, WLI Washington will focus on leadership education, meaningful networking and relationship building, and raising … Read More

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