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WLI Rollout Update from Merrie Frankel, Chair of the WLI Outreach Committee

Working with ULI and the District Councils over the past few months to roll out the Women’s Leadership Initiative locally has been fascinating – every District Council is different and will be modifying the WLI programming to suit the needs of their district and membership.

The WLI’s outreach has been initiated on two levels. First, a welcome letter from WLI is now included in every packet sent to new women members, which includes a link to the WLI Mission Statement, 2013 goals and the WLI web page. The letter cites WLI’s value proposition of offering additional social networking and financial assistance to attend ULI meetings, in addition to local and national programming and women’s receptions at both the Fall and Spring Meetings.

Second, the Women’s Leadership Initiative is being rolled out initially to the 19 District Councils that have Executive Directors. Approximately half have begun selecting local leadership for WLI or started to plan WLI events. The other District Councils are awaiting the terms of their new Chairs to begin on July 1, at which point they will roll out WLI.

A great benefit of the Women’s Leadership Initiative is attracting new women members who have a thirst for contact with other women in real estate. This enthusiasm is a benefit for both the District Councils and national ULI in increasing membership through its outreach to new women ULI members in all categories.

Best regards,

WLI Accomplishments and Goals
The WLI is very proud of our progress to date. If you would like to learn about our accomplishments last year, please read our 2012 Annual Report. We also have ambitious goals for 2013. You can find them in our 2013 Strategic Plan.

WLI Activities at the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting
Wednesday, May 15th from 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
4th Annual LLI/WLI Leadership Summit (Invitation only)
The speaker will be Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta.

Thursday, May 16th from 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
WLI Cocktail and Networking Reception
Indigo Terrace at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton

2013 WLI Fall Meeting Scholarship
The Women’s Leadership Initiative is delighted to provide up to ten scholarships to female Associate, YLG or Student members of ULI to attend the 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago. The scholarship will include complimentary registration and up to $1,500 reimbursement of approved expenses.

Applications are due June 14, 2013. For more information and to apply, please click here.

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