WLI News and Resources

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was established in 2011 as part of the Urban Land Institute’s Robert C. Larson Leadership Initiative. On an annual basis, the WLI will revise and affirm its strategy including the vision, mission, objectives, and governance of the initiative, and will establish a work plan for the upcoming year. The Strategic Plan 2013-2018 is hereby approved by the Steering Committee of the Women’s Leadership Initiative and presented to the WLI Advisory Board.

Since the launch, WLI activities have burgeoned all over the U.S. Check out ULI member impact and contribution to advancing the WLI mission.

WLI Accomplishments and Strategy

2014 WLI Strategic PlanClick here to read.

2013 WLI Annual ReportClick here to read.

2013 WLI Strategic Plan – Click here to read.

2012 WLI Annual Report – Click here to read.

2012 WLI Strategic Plan – Click here to read.

WLI Content Worldwide

  • WLI Dine-Arounds

    Posted February 25, 2015 on ULI WashingtonOn 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… Read More
  • WLI Profile: Professor Patricia McCarney

    Posted February 4, 2015 on ULI TorontoBy Robyn Brown and Emily Graham Looking back over her illustrious career is not something Patricia McCarney does often, in part due to her fervent working pace. She describes her journey… Read More
  • ULI Women's Leadership host Arts & Cultural Leaders at January luncheon

    Posted January 27, 2015 on ULI SacramentoULI's Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) group held a lunch meeting recently inviting guest speakers, Lial Jones, Director Crocker Art Museum, Maritza Davis, Co-Founder, Unseen Heroes and new Executive Director of… Read More
  • Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative Supports Newly Launched ULI Chicago WLI

    Posted January 22, 2015 on ULI ChicagoULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Cynthia McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative (GBWM Initiative… Read More
  • Beyond the Elevator Pitch II

    Posted December 3, 2014 on ULI San FranciscoWritten by Anushka Silva The second installment of WLI’s professional engagement and speaking workshop series, Beyond the Elevator Pitch, took place on Thursday, October 30th to a packed house eager to hear from… Read More


More WLI News

ULI Seeks a Women's Leadership Research Fellow

ULI is seeking a Research Fellow to carry out a research project under the auspices of ULI’s Women’s…

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Women's Leadership Initiative - 2014 Scholarship Winners

The WLI Steering Committee announces the names of the ten WLI Fall Meeting Scholarship winners.

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Apply by Friday: 2014 WLI Fall Meeting Scholarship

ULI women members who are active in District Councils, including members in Associate, Young Leader and Student member…

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A Message from the ULI Women's Leadership Initiative Steering Committee

On behalf of the ULI Women's Leadership Initiative Steering Committee, we are reaching out for support of the…

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ULI Toronto: WLI Profile Merrie Frankel

The following profile was created and conducted by ULI Toronto members Andrea Bogar and Robyn Brown - a…

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ULIsf: Beyond the Elevator Pitch

"Beyond the Elevator Pitch," the professional engagement and speaking workshop put on by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)…

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WLI Event: National Geographic's Women of Vision Photography Exhibit

ULI Washington's Women's Leadership Initiative invites you to a private viewing of the Women of Vision photography exhibit…

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Women's Leadership Initiative - 2013 Scholarship Winners

The WLI created in 2012 a Fall Meeting Scholarship Program to recognize exemplary women members of ULI who…

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WLI Interview with Alexa Arena of Forest City

The ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative recently spoke to Alexa Arena, Senior Vice President of Forest City in San…

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