In celebration of a successful Goldie Gala on September 13, 2018 at Wintrust's Grand Banking Hall, important sponsors of The Goldie Initiative gathered with Goldie Scholars and Board Members for an intimate VIP reception in October.
Recognized for their outstanding commitment to elevating extraordinary women and advancing the commercial real estate industry, donors enjoyed lively conversation with the very Goldie Scholars their contributions support. Several alumnae of The Goldie Initiative - representing their supportive companies - attended the event as well.
In addition to celebrating the over $425,000 raised at the Goldie Gala 2018, many attendees committed to future support of The Goldie Initiative, and they look forward to sponsoring Goldie Gala 2019 (save the date: September 12, 2019!) as well as recruiting leaders and employees to serve as volunteers on the organization's committees and task forces.
"The Goldie Initiative reports record breaking success after raising $425,000 dollars for their annual Goldie Gala held on September 13, 2018. Over 600 industry professionals came together for the special night at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall to celebrate the first ever Goldie Initiative Shero Award. Sheli Rosenberg, former president and CEO, Equity Group Investments, was the distinguished honoree, chosen for her outstanding career achievements and unparalleled commitment to women in the field.
The Goldie Initiative previously announced twenty scholarship winners for the upcoming school year, the largest cohort since its creation in 2007. The Goldie Initiative has created a professional community of dozens of women with extraordinary academic and leadership potential, known as Goldie Scholars."
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Goldie Initiative Raises Record-Breaking $425K
The Goldie Initiative raised a record-breaking $425,000 at its annual Goldie Gala held in Chicago recently. The gala followed the organization’s announcement of its largest-ever cohort of scholarship winners, who were chosen among women pursuing graduate-level studies in business, law or management with a focus on real estate. Launched in 2007, the Goldie Initiative is named for Goldie Wolfe Miller, a renowned CRE broker and entrepreneur.
Over 600 industry professionals came together for the special night at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall to celebrate the first-ever Goldie Initiative Shero Award. Sheli Rosenberg, former president and CEO of Equity Group Investments, was the honoree.
The 2018-19 scholarship cohort adds four new programs for a total of nine participating universities: University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business, Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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Today's article in National Real Estate Investor educated readers about a recent CREW white paper titled "Achieving Pay Parity in Commercial Real Estate." The white paper research shows how the pay gap stubbornly persists in the CRE community.
NREI tapped on The Goldie Initiative's Executive Director Megan Abraham to provide additional insight on the topic, excerpt below.
"The CREW report also underscores how gender equality helps businesses perform better, says Megan Abraham, executive director of The Goldie Initiative, an organization that provides scholarships, executive mentoring and networking to women in commercial real estate. She adds, however, that the report could go even further in providing actionable suggestions specific to commercial real estate. This could include, for example, focusing more on educating women that commercial real estate is a viable career path—as many women tend to fall into the business without planning to—and the importance of networking in an industry that relies heavily on connections. “If women knew what to expect when going after a career in commercial real estate, then they could very well succeed,” she says."
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After attending and enjoying the 2018 Goldie Gala, CARW promoted The Goldie Initiative mission to it's followers on their website. Read more below or visit here: carw.com/2018-goldie-gala/
"The Goldie Gala was celebrated on Thursday, September 13. The Goldie Initiative offers a unique program to women seeking a graduate degree with a focus in commercial real estate. Founded by Goldie B. Wolfe Miller, a renowned commercial real estate entrepreneur, the Goldie Scholars have access to networking opportunities, mentoring and leadership training. NAR is a partner for the initiative and the annual gala was attended by Jenna Maguire – Founders 3 Real Estate Services, MacKenzie Dunham – Colliers International, Jean Maday – National Association of REALTORS® and Tracy Johnson – CARW. More information is available about the Goldie Initiative HERE."
NNTG'S COLLEEN QUIRK BECOMES COMPANY'S SECOND GOLDIE SCHOLAR
Near North is honored to announce that The Goldie Initiative has selected another member of Near North’s team to join their elite Goldie Scholar program. Colleen Quirk, Director and Senior Counsel, was accepted as one of the Goldie Initiative’s 2018 cohort of scholarship beneficiaries. Ms. Quirk joins Near North’s Marketing Manager, Mary Fran Murphy who is a Goldie Scholar alumna. The scholarship will aid Ms. Quirk as she pursues her Executive MBA at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Mrs. Murphy earned the designation of the Goldie Scholar in 2013 while pursuing her Masters in Real Estate at Roosevelt University. Mrs. Murphy now serves on the initiative’s Leadership Development Council. Near North is beyond proud to have not only one, but two employees who are passionate about furthering their education and immersing themselves in the commercial real estate industry.
A sponsor since its inception, Near North participated in the 2018 Goldie Gala last week which raised over $425,000 towards scholarships and resources for the next generation of women leaders. Near North would like to congratulate all the incoming Goldie Scholars and The Goldie Initiative for their continued support of women in the industry.
The Goldie Initiative provides scholarship support for graduate level study, mentorship, and networking opportunities for women with high potential who are committed to becoming leaders in the real estate industry. The Goldie Initiative offers a prestigious leadership program designed to develop the next generation of women executives in the commercial real estate industry. The Goldie Initiative was founded by Goldie B. Wolfe Miller, a renowned commercial real estate broker and entrepreneur.
Founder Goldie B. Wolfe Miller graced the front page of the latest edition of Crain's Chicago Business magazine for their reoccurring feature "The Takeaway."
The article titled "She Eats Nails for Breakfast" refers to a 1984 Crain's article about Ms. Miller. Read the full interview here: www.chicagobusiness.com/news/she-eats-nails-breakfast
"The Goldie Initiative, which is dedicated to redefining the commercial real estate industry by elevating and advancing the careers of women with high potential, recently announced scholarship winners for the upcoming school year. Since 2007, The Goldie Initiative has created a professional community of dozens of women with extraordinary academic and leadership potential, known as Goldie Scholars."
Read the full ReJournals article at: https://bit.ly/2wpQbST
On August 22, 2018, The Goldie Initiative kicked off the 2018-19 school year with a networking event focused on mentoring. The 2018-19 Goldie Scholars, which includes a record-breaking 20 emerging female leaders, enjoyed food and drinks while mingling with board members of The Goldie Initiative as well as current and future mentors.
The event was sponsored by Deloitte and took place at its new "Bistro 111" space. With a focus on “Finding the Right Match,” the evening will begin with an optional 30 minute orientation to The Goldie Initiative’s Mentor Program. Participants included individuals interested in serving as a Primary Mentor for The Goldie Initiative in 2018-19, and/or our new virtual mentor-matching tool, Mentorship Rocket. Anyone interested in mentoring with The Goldie Initiative in 2018-19 can contact us.
The remainder of the evening was all about networking and served as an opportunity for our incoming class of Goldie Scholars to get to know our stakeholders and the type of individual they would like to be matched with as a Mentor for 2018-19. Thanks to all who attended!
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