The Goldie Initiative congratulates all of the winners of this year's 2019 Crain's Notable Women In Commercial Real Estate. We are especially proud of the Goldie Mentors, Sponsors and Advisers including Kirsten Ekdahl Hull, Molly McShane, Pam Boneham, Larissa Herczeg, Lisa Konieczka, Maria Alexakis, Susan Bergdoll, and Paula Harris! Thank you for your continued support of our mission to elevate women leaders in commercial real estate.
"The 30 brokers, directors, investors, developers and finance professionals on this list are among those shaping high-profile commercial real estate in Chicago. Many have brokered deals for and developed the city’s most recognizable properties. Others are helping to steer industry groups that are fostering the next generation of women’s leadership in commercial real estate. Please join Crain’s in recognizing their contributions to Chicago business and development."
See the full list and bios here: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/notable/women-in-commercial-real-estate
At its first board meeting of the year on January 30, The Goldie Initiative officially installed 16 directors to lead and serve the organization in 2019. A full list of 2019 directors is available at Leadership page of The Goldie Initiative's website, including links to directors' LinkedIn profiles.
The Goldie Initiative's mission is to prepare women for senior leadership roles in all sectors of commercial real estate. The Goldie Initiative does this by providing scholarship support for graduate study, mentorship and networking opportunities to women with high potential who are committed to becoming the leaders in the real estate industry.
The organization is led by Steve Madden, Board President and President/CEO of Libertyville Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank. Goldie B. Wolfe Miller serves as the organization's Founder and Chair. Laura Giampietro, Marketing Communications Consultant at strata-g-marketing, was installed as President-elect.
The Goldie Initiative added several new board members in 2019, including Elizabeth Hozian of Associated Bank, Mary Fran Murphy of Near North Title Group and a Goldie Alumna, and John Petrovski of BMO Harris Bank.
For more information, please contact Megan Abraham, Executive Director of The Goldie Initiative.
On a cold and blustery January day, Goldie Scholars gathered at 311 S. Wacker with Mentors and other stakeholders from The Goldie Initiative for the second annual Goldie Scholar Retreat. The Goldie Initiative provides Goldie Scholars the opportunity to participate in a customized Leadership Development Series throughout the academic year.
Based on feedback from the first session in the three-part series - a Consensus Building Workshop - the program was designed to give Scholars ample opportunity to connect with all or many of the mentors in a meaningful way. The focus of the day was on relationship building and, on the elements essential to building TRUST - the foundation of any relationship.
Chicago business leaders gathered recently to celebrate the Chicago Business Journal's 2018 Women of Influence honorees. The luncheon, which was sponsored by Explore St. Louis and ComEd and included a panel discussion, was held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park hotel.
The event celebrated 37 Chicago business women for their professional and personal accomplishments.
The honorees were chosen from a range of businesses affecting the Chicago economy, including finance, real estate, media and entertainment. They’ve also been active in mentoring younger executives, working with nonprofit organizations, and pursuing charitable endeavors.
Each of the winners was profiled in the Chicago Business Journal, where they shared insight to their career accomplishments and their personal lives.
Read Goldie B. Wolfe Miller's interview here: www.bizjournals.com/chicago/c/in-profile-women-of-influence/3707/goldie-wolfe-miller.html