Category Archives: Women’s Leadership Initiative

Back by Popular Demand: ULIsf Boardroom After Dark Dinner Series Continues

After a very successful and sell-out series of dinners, ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce its second installment of Boardroom After Dark: intimate dinner gatherings that bring together a small group of lucky ULI members with some of San Francisco’s most dynamic and engaging real estate leaders. This is a unique opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the area’s real estate professionals who are making things happen and have a personal career path they are willing to share. Beginning again in July and going through December, you’re encouraged to apply today … Read More

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Event Recap: An Engaging Dialogue with Lydia Tan

Lydia Tan, Senior Vice President of Development for Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) LP, was the honored guest at ULI San Francisco’s March 25, 2015 Boardroom After Dark program, a series of intimate dinner gatherings designed to bring a small group of ULI members together with some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most dynamic and engaging real estate leaders. The Boardroom After Dark attendees enjoyed learning about Ms. Tan’s background, including her decision – at the age of 12 – to pursue architecture. She developed her own architecture practice by age … Read More

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SOLD OUT: Boardroom After Dark Dinner Series

ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce Boardroom After Dark: a series of intimate dinner gatherings that will bring a small group of lucky ULI members together with some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most dynamic and engaging real estate leaders. This will be a unique opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the area’s top real estate professionals who are making things happen and have a personal career path they are willing to share. Boardroom After Dark kicks off in March with Marijke Smit of Project Frog. We … Read More

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Written 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 keynote speaker Kristi Royse, the CEO of KLR Consulting and a nationally acclaimed speaker, facilitator, and executive coach. The event was centered on enhancing one’s presentation skills in order to harness the immense potential of public speaking to inform, inspire and ultimately influence outcomes. Kristi’s approach for delivering an effective presentation was divided into five segments: Define and Create … Read More

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ULIsf Welcomes New Manager: Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren

ULI San Francisco is excited to welcome our newest manager, Renée van Staveren. A Northern California native, prior to attending college she was an AmeriCorps public health volunteer in San Mateo, followed by work in the e-waste recycling sector in Los Angeles. Renée attended Prescott College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Community Development, followed by a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona. While studying, Renée worked with AMMA Transit Planning in the specialized transportation sector, spurring her interest in transportation infrastructure, multimodal transit … Read More

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WLI: Beyond the Elevator Pitch Recap

Beyond the Elevator Pitch, the professional engagement and speaking workshop put on by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), took place on June 3. We were fortunate to have two ULI writers in attendance; Lauren Kohli, TRC and Lindsay Pincus, Studio Architecture, to capture their personal experiences from the sold-out event. On Tuesday, June 3, Holland & Knight hosted a sold-out crowd of women eager to learn about improving our “Elevator Pitches” and making positive lasting impressions on the people that we meet. The incredibly engaging and insightful Lisa Wentz, founder of the … Read More

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Women Grad Students! 2014 Deb Stein Fellowship Application Now Available

Debra Stein

ULI is now accepting applications for the Debra Stein “YIMBY” (Yes In My Backyard) Graduate Student Fellowship for 2014! This specialized fellowship supports promising young women in their pursuit of responsible land use and urban development. One female student pursuing a graduate degree in a land use-related field in Northern California is selected each year for a two-year appointment, starting in her final year of study, by the Debra Stein Graduate Student Fellowship Selection Committee. Fellowship Details: In addition to receiving the opportunity to be integrated into the vast ULI network of real … Read More

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Leading Change: Men + Women = Higher Returns

WLI Leading Change

If the packed room was any indication, ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative’s sold-out March 13, 2014 inaugural event, Leading Change: Men + Women = Higher Returns was a smashing success.  The diverse audience of men and women highlighted that gender diversity is a business issue, rather than an issue that only impacts women. Dr. Kellie McElhaney, the Faculty Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, kicked off the evening with an engaging presentation focused on the business case for diversity in leadership and how … Read More

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ULIsf Members Profiled in “Women of Influence”

Women of Influence 2013

We’re proud to note that ULI members were named in every category of the San Francisco Business Times “Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence”.  The high profile list honors a range of professionals — from attorneys to developers, architects to brokers, engineers to entrepreneurs, financiers to contractors, property and asset manager to urban thought leaders – who are not only at the top of their game, but leaders in their communities and advocates for the advancement of women in their industry. Congratulations to the following for being recognized by … Read More

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Keep up on the latest local, regional and national ULI news by joining ULI on LinkedIn. ULI San Francisco LinkedIn Group; ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative LinkedIn Group; and ULI National LinkedIn Group.

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