Category Archives: Women’s Leadership Initiative

All-star C-Suite women share their executive suite stories on this WLI panel

By Ashley Paton, Jrop On November 12th, ULI Toronto and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted “Stories from the Executive Suite,” which featured a panel of esteemed C-Suite executive women. The panel, moderated by Vanessa Judelman (Mosaic People Development), was comprised of: Allison Wolfe (CFO, Oxford Properties Group); Audrey Jacob (Deputy Regional Director, IBI Group); Michelle Banik (Chief People Officer, OMERS); Beth Wilson (Canada CEO, Dentons); and Catherine Karakatsanis (COO, Morrison Hershfield). The topics discussed ranged from neurological differences in gender and implementing changes within a company to accommodate for … Read More

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WLI celebrates its 2018 Championship Team with a timely discussion of data, privacy and development in the digital age

By Amber Couse On June 14th, 2018, ULI Toronto celebrated the Women’s Leadership Initiative’s Championship Team, which recognizes the achievements of women while continuing to support their presence and advancement in leadership roles within the real estate, development and city building professions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region. Since its inaugural year in 2014, the Championship Team has continued to expand by adding more inspiring and accomplished women in the industry to its ranks. The WLI event was hosted by lead sponsor, McCarthy Tetrault, along with industry sponsors Gensler … Read More

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What we learned from She With He: Agents of Change – On the Path to Gender Parity

By: Alissa Randall See Photos Watch Video When it comes to diversity in real estate, the presence of women in the C-suites and boardrooms of the Canadian real estate industry appears to be relatively rare compared to other industries. However, organizations are taking action and making workplace diversity and inclusion a priority. This was the focus of the discussion that took place at the “She with He” event held on International Women’s Day on March 8 at Deloitte in downtown Toronto. A panel of industry leaders spoke at the forum, … Read More

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She With He Socks For Sale!

Due to popular demand we are pleased to have the #ShewithHe socks available for purchase! To purchase a pair of socks, please fill out the purchase form and email it to toronto@uli.org. Payment by Credit Card or by Cheque accepted.  

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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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