I distinctly remember my first CREW board meeting in 2017. Sitting at a boardroom table with 10 women there were two things that stood out for me: first, that I’d become accustomed to being at a table of all men; and second, the energy in that room was different. These women were smart, dynamic, collaborative and really got stuff done. I knew this was something special and I am thrilled at the opportunity to lead this organization in 2019.
CREW Vancouver is coming off a banner year. We exceeded an important membership milestone of over 150 members in our chapter, received incredible support from our sponsors, welcomed a wide range of industry professionals to our sold-out events throughout the year and were industry leaders in education outreach and student recruitment. A big thank you to our sponsors, members and supporters for an amazing year!
2019 brings the opportunity to increase awareness of what CREW Vancouver offers so we may continue to grow our network and enhance our ability to promote and support women as leaders in commercial real estate. We achieve this through networking opportunities, personal and professional development programs, a mentorship program and leadership opportunities where volunteers can develop and enhance their leadership skills. I believe businesses will flourish with more women in senior, decision making roles and I am confident CREW is, and will continue to be, an important partner in making that happen.
I am excited and grateful to work alongside an amazing team of Board members whose goals are to cement CREW as the premier business networking platform in commercial real estate and a champion for advancing women.
If you have any questions or see an opportunity with CREW, please do not hesitate to contact me.
2019 CREW Vancouver President