Category Archives: Women’s Leadership Initiative

4 Executive Tips for Women Ready to Join a Not-For-Profit Board

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate         The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is ULI Toronto’s internal committee that is committed to advancing women in the real estate and development industry. As recently showcased in the WLI Toronto Review, the committee has dedicated significant effort to three major initiatives: WLI Championship Team Celebration, She with He, and Women on Boards. A sold out members-only lunch was held at the offices of Cassels Brock LLP  on November 15, 2017 with more than 60 women in attendance from various practice … Read More

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Women’s Leadership Initiative Presents The WLI Toronto Review

The WLI Toronto Review captures all the initiatives ULI Toronto’s WLI (Women’s Leadership Initiative) has launched since its inception in 2012. Inside this publication, you will learn about WLI Toronto’s history, our mission and accomplishments as well as three major initiatives we’ve undertaken: She with He, Women on Boards, and the WLI Championship Team Celebration. Vivian Kwok from the WLI Committee undertook creating a WLI Toronto review to showcase the exciting activities of the District Council. She shared this book with members of the WLI Global Steering committee and others at the … Read More

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Women’s Leadership Initiative Presents: Provincial Leaders’ Reception Series

WLI Presents: Provincial Leaders’ Reception Series. Register here for the Patrick Brown reception on November 20, 2017.

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Introducing the WLI Championship Team Website

Meet our WLI Championship Team Champions in the Spotlight is now available online and you can learn more about them and their interesting stories. Be sure to visit and share with your networks!   wlichampions.org

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Congratulations to ULI WLI for Another Successful Year of Celebrating its Championship Team!

By Vivian Kwok, Manulife            This is the third year I helped organize the Championship Team celebration as a part of the WLI Communications Team. I believe that WLI has, once again, put forward an incredible effort in assembling our biggest annual signature event. This year we added 15 more champions to our already astonishing list. When I look at the list this year, it reminds me of how many bright talents we have cherished over these four years when our inaugural team was established in … Read More

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WLI’s second “Women on Boards” event zeros in on importance of public boards

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate             On the evening of May 8th, 2017, the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and ULI Toronto assembled a panel of representatives from the three orders of government (municipal, provincial, and federal) to consider how professional women in the multi-sector real estate industry can put themselves forward for service on public boards. It was the second “Women on Boards” event that WLI has held with the objective of increasing gender diversity and the presence of women on boards and … Read More

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WLI 2017 Championship Team – Nominations Open!

      The Toronto chapter of WLI was created in 2014 with a mandate to advance women in real estate and the Championship Team was born with the first 80 members.   The WLI Championship Team profiles women real estate experts and leaders and recognizes the talent that exists in our city region.  Each year a subset of the most influential women in the Toronto real estate community and land use sector will be chosen as Champions and formally inducted at the annual WLI reception.   In 2016, 23 … Read More

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WLI Brings Diverse Group Together for Discussion on Women on Boards

By Kendra FitzRandolph, Hullmark View Photo Gallery In Toronto, there is no shortage of events geared toward women in business. We have cocktail hours, networking afternoons as well as meet and greet sessions. These all serve the greater purpose of bringing women together and supporting each other in the business world. The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is ULI Toronto’s internal committee that promotes the advancement of women in real estate and development, has been at the forefront of this movement. In particular, WLI is focused on increasing diversity across the … Read More

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Event Recap: An Evening To Remember – 2016 WLI Championship Team

By Seemal Saif, Economic Business Analyst, York Region View Photos View Attendees       ULI Toronto’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) celebrated its 2016 Championship Team with an evening event on June 22 at the McCarthy Tétrault Toronto office. The evening featured a lively and deeply personal conversation with Janet De Silva, President and CEO of Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT) and Geeta Sheker, Director, Initiative for Women in Business at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. The event began by highlighting some of the achievements of … Read More

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2016 WLI Championship Team Event Celebration with Janet De Silva

On Wednesday June 22nd, 2016, Toronto’s Urban Land Institute and its Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) will host a signature event to celebrate this year’s WLI Championship Team. The event will be held at the McCarthy Tétrault Toronto office, beginning at 5:30 pm. The WLI Championship Team highlights each member and their exceptional leadership and skill in real estate development and land use disciplines, dedication to building thriving communities across the Toronto Region, and capacity to inspire others in the industry. Each Championship Team member is a champion in her own … Read More

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