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."
Read the full article here.