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.

Women’s Leadership Initiative

The ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative, formally launched in Charlotte at the ULI 2012 Spring Meeting, was formed in late 2010 and is now an active part of ULI’s Larson Leadership Initiative. ULI New York is proud to have an active WLI in our District Council.


The mission of the WLI is expressed in its four primary objectives:

  • Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry.
  • Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.

To date, ULI NY’s WLI has provided programming geared specifically towards our women members, sponsored networking events, and encouraged women members to become more involved and help them navigate within ULI.

ULI NY WLI Sub-Committees

Host educational panels, keynote speakers and tours of recent developments, highlighting women in the real estate industry and their projects.  Also, Programming host several annual events focused on career development as part of our “Summer School” series including the marquee event “Learning from Leaders” every September.

Host networking breakfasts, dinners and cocktail gatherings throughout the year.  These events promote relationship building with women across the real estate industry.  In 2017, some of our Connections events included a joint happy hour with CREFC Women, a farm to table dinner at the North Brooklyn Farms and a holiday breakfast at the Four Seasons Private Residences

Run point on initiatives to integrate new members into the WLI NY community and recruit prospective members.  New ULI members are matched with seasoned members at WLI events.

Outreach & Scholarship
Coordinate with local New York colleges and universities to educate and recruit women to the real estate industry by holding career panels and learning seminars.  Run point on the ULI New York Alice Connell WLI Scholarship, where each year a young woman who has contributed significantly to the ULI NY District Council is awarded a full scholarship to attend the ULI Fall Meeting.  To fund this scholarship, the ladies of WLI hold a charity fundraiser and donation drive.

Getting Involved

Interested in a WLI leadership position? Interested in joining a WLI Sub-Committee? General Questions? Contact Sam Mullins via e-mail at sam.mullins@uli.org or call 917-773-8824 for more information.