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ULIsf Women's Leadership Initiative
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Women’s Leadership Initiative

The mission of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The efforts of the Women’s Leadership Initiative are expressed in promoting the advancement of women throughout their careers as leaders in the real estate industry.

Women’s Leadership Initiative

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched by ULI, nationally, in early 2012, with the mission of raising the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The WLI Programs committee for the San Francisco District Council delivers programs to help achieve that goal: programs that focus on leadership, that advance WLI’s ambitious objectives, and that ultimately achieve positive change in the industry. The WLI Programs Committee works with other committees within the District Council to ensure that the voices, experiences, and perspectives of women leaders are a regular part of the rich content of the programs that ULI delivers to its diverse membership.

Corie Edwards

Corie A. Edwards

Reuben, Junius, & Rose, LLP

WLI Co-Chair


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Jordan McCarthy

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

WLI Co-Chair


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Kathleen Burgi Sandell, WLI

Kathleen Burgi-Sandell

James Capbell Co

WLI Vice-Chair


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Women's Leadership Initiative Posts

Event Recap: Venture in the Vineyards


On Saturday, November 7th, fifty ULI members met in front of the Ferry building for the annual Venture in the Vineyards event. This event, which buses young professionals to Napa valley for a day of development and winery tours, has become a much anticipated tradition for ULI San Francisco’s YLG members. It’s a unique opportunity for urban professionals to visit rural resort and winery developments. The first stop was Artesa, a family-run winery with over 25 years in the Napa Valley.  The winery is on a hilltop surrounded by fountains … Read More

Raise a Glass to YLG in Sonoma


On April 28, 2013, a group of fifty ULIsf Young Leaders began bright and early at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.  On the agenda for the day was a stop at Sebastiani Winery for a lesson on wine blending, and then off to tour The Barlow, a new development project in Sebastopol. After a quick bus ride, and much caffeine, we arrived at Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma.  We were greeted by our host, Stuart Ake of Tasting Lab, who would be guiding us through our wine blending adventure.  Stuart … Read More

ULI’s Ventures in the Vineyards

YLG Ventures in the Vineyards 2012

It’s nice to talk shop on a Sunday morning with friends…off to Napa for some wine… In front of San Francisco’s Ferry Building, on Sunday March 26th at 9 a.m., the ULI YLG crew met for bagels and talked shop as we piled onto the bus headed for the wine country.  As the bus pulled out onto the Bay Bridge the group talked about how quickly the Rincon Two tower is shooting up, and how long the new span of the Bay Bridge is taking to finish. After passing Rutherford … Read More