Category Archives: WLI

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) in Sacramento has continued to advance its mission of raising the profile and providing access to women leaders during the first half of the 2016-17 year. The first several programs have focused on increasing the visibility of women leaders in the land use and real estate industries through the launch of Women’s Leadership Perspectives, a series of dinners for ULI members in intimate discussions with dynamic and impactful women. WLI has hosted Meea Kang, Founder/President of Domus Development, Davis City Councilmember Rochelle Swanson, Kathleen Carey, … Read More

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Congresswoman Doris Matsui Lunch & Conversation with WLI-ULI Members

Congresswoman Doris Matsui attended a luncheon with women members of ULI Sacramento last week, discussing priorities for the Sacramento region including infastructure projects such as I Street Bridge, Streetcar and Levee protection.  Members engaged with her about her career, serving as Congresswoman for the Sacramento and West Sacramento areas since 2005. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee she serves on the Health and Communications and Technology subcommittees. She is committed to strengthening Sacramento’s flood protection, ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, promoting clean energy economy, … Read More

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140 McClatchy High School Seniors participate in UrbanPlan

What do legos have to do with real estate development? UrbanPlan! ULI’s land use planning and real estate development program, created by ULI and the Fisher Center for Real Estate at UC Berkeley. Iris Yang, ULI member and Attorney with Best Best & Krieger has volunteered for UrbanPlan for 10 years, since its inception at McClatchy. Over 25 ULI members are participating as volunteers at this year’s program. UrbanPlan strives to change the land use decision-making process by providing high school seniors with the understanding, insights, and language to become … Read More

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ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative “WLI” awards member Tracey Ferguson Fall Meeting scholarship

ULI offered 10 scholarships this year through the Women’s Leadership Initiative “WLI” Prologis scholarship program for the 2015 Fall Meeting being held in San Francisco. ULI Sacramento congratulates Tracey Ferguson, Assistant Project Manager with The New Home Company and ULI Sacramento member, for receiving one of these prestigious spots!   During the 2015 Fall Meeting, ULI will welcome ten WLI Scholarship recipients from around the country, and one applicant from the United Kingdom. Tracey is active with Sacramento’s Women’s Leadership Initiative which launched for our district council last year.  Join … Read More

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2015 Fall Meeting “Women’s Leadership” WLI Scholarship Application due July 15

ULI women members (Full, Associate and Young Leader members) who are active in District Councils and/or nationally with ULI are encouraged to apply for a 2015 Fall Meeting WLI Scholarship. The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of ULI women members through participation in the Fall Meeting, and to advance the mission of WLI: to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry.  The Fall Meeting will take place in San Francisco this year during the week of October … Read More

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Building Healthy Places: Health & the Built Environment

ULI Sacramento held a Building Healthy Places: Health & the Built Environment program in April focusing on the design of the built environment and how it can have a crucial and positive influence on improving public health and well-being. The esteemed panel featured national and local experts in this cutting-edge, interdisciplinary work. ULI just released “The Building Healthy Places Toolkit”, compiled by national experts that provides 21 recommendations for promoting health at the building or project scale.  Attendees learned about the critical role development and land use can make to … Read More

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Get Connected with Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)

ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is THE place where women in the real estate and land use industries get connected.  The relationships formed within WLI have been instrumental to the successes that women have experienced as developers, designers, investors, and planners.  Through the work of the WLI on both a local and global level, women in the industry are becoming more visible and influential. WLI is proud to announce the release of video interviews of eight exemplary ULI women who represent diverse backgrounds, experiences, and geographies.  Bernadette Austin, Domus Development, … Read More

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Women’s Leadership program “Break Your Own Rules”

ULI Sacramento’s WLI held a program on March 4 titled “Break Your Own Rules” a discussion about the New York Times best seller. Katie Carr, Executive Coach and with Fehr & Peers, led an interesting talk which included distilling the six faulty “rules” most women follow that get in their way, and how to adopt new rules of leadership. Members were also invited to take part in a tour of the Warehouse Artists Loft (WAL) where the program was held. Ali Youseffi, VP of CFY Development, led the tour, which … Read More

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