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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