The WLI is ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative that has encouraged organization of networks for women in the real estate profession at the District Council Level. The local WLI’s organize programs that are of particular interest, sponsor studies of women in real estate, create speakers bureaus, and establish mentorship programs.
The mission of the WLI is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry. Further, the purpose is to expand the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.
ROLE OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL
Generally a WLI committee of 6-8 members takes responsibility for developing local programs for the District Council that recognizes women in the community. ULI Staff provide logistical support for programs and regular committee meetings.
6-10 attending committee meetings. 50 -100 attend events.
Minimal budget to support the Initiative itself, while specific programs that are created may have expenses.
WLI can take a few months to launch, however it is a year round program.