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 Research and Publications

Women in Leadership in the Real Estate and Land Use IndustryClick here to read. 

WLI Strategic Plans and Reports

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

  • Community Building during Habitat’s Women’s Build

    Posted June 22, 2016 on ULI CharlotteA special thank you to the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) participants as we endured hot temperatures installing trim work, building fences, and preparing a house during the Habitat for… Read More
  • WLI Brown Bag and Conversation

    Posted June 21, 2016 on ULI CharlotteBring your lunch and join the conversation around affordable housing.  As we are all busy women, we recommend participants read an article by The New Yorker titled Forced Out.  “Today… Read More
  • Pittsburgh Park Preview

    Posted June 6, 2016 on ULI PittsburghHeld on Friday, June 3, the Women’s Leadership Initiative’s “A Walk in the Park” event gave 31 ULI members an exclusive construction tour of the new Frick Environmental Center.  Lead… Read More
  • Meeting Summary: Leadership in the Changing Real Estate Environment

    Posted May 24, 2016 on ULI ChicagoThis is a summary of the May 17, 2016 meeting of the ULI Chicago Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative… Read More
  • ULI Los Angeles Dress for Success Event Recap

    Posted April 21, 2016 on ULI Los AngelesIn February, WLI and CREW members joined together for a fun evening of empowerment, networking, and fashion at Bloomingdale’s Century City.     The program included: A short presentation by WLI Chair Nancy Wilhite… Read More


More WLI News

Reflections from a WLI Scholarship Winner

Robyn Eason was awarded a WLI scholarship to the ULI Fall Meeting in 2013. The experience significantly impacted…

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Gensler’s Entrepreneurial and Inclusive Culture Results in Women’s Advancement

Among the firms highlighted in ULI’s recent report “Women in Leadership in the Real Estate and Land Use…

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Four Winners in Inaugural Women's Leadership Initiative Grants

Four District Councils were awarded grants to launch innovative programs that raise the visibility and number of women…

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New Report from ULI Recommends Strategies to Spur Advancement of Women to Top-Level Positions in the U.S. Real Estate Industry

A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Women in Leadership in the Real Estate and Land…

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2015 WLI Prologis Scholarship Program Winners

The ULI Women's Leadership Initiative is delighted to announce the recipients of the WLI Prologis Scholarship Program in…

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2014 Annual Report

ULI has published its 2014 Annual Report in a digital-first format now available at annualreport.uli.org

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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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