I am grateful to have been chosen to lead CREW Vancouver for 2017. I feel exceptionally lucky be surrounded and supported by such an accomplished Board of Directors, the members of which provide creative and fresh ideas to help advance us forward towards our vision of achieving gender equality.
CREW Vancouver would be unable to thrive without the highly valued support of our annual members, sponsors and an extraordinarily dedicated group of volunteers. Collectively, we feel that the commercial real estate industry will be stronger as a result of engaging a fully diverse workforce.
From the moment I became involved with CREW Vancouver in 2013, my world has expanded in ways I could not have predicted. From the outset, I began to make meaningful connections with individuals who have become trusted resources who I consistently turn to for insights, advice and questions. These connections are invaluable to me today. I have witnessed my fellow CREW members grow, gain confidence, expand their skill sets, advance in their careers and motivate other members to step out of their comfort zones. I have, and continue to have, the opportunity to connect members with one another and to volunteers for job opportunities, mentorships and new client relationships.
The network and skill set I have developed as a result of my involvement in CREW has directly benefited my career. I am consistently learning new tools and building upon my expertise, all of which I apply to my job on a daily basis. As a leader in my chapter, I have been fortunate enough to attend CREW Network conventions and leadership summits with the most influential women in the industry. These events and the positive energy of the powerful and successful attendees leave me feeling even more inspired, and I try to bring this enthusiasm back to the Vancouver chapter.
This year I hope to add more value for our members by focusing on having business conversations that matter. From my experiences and interactions thus far, I genuinely believe that the more you put into the relationships that you make and the work you are doing, the more you will gain. I hope each of you takes advantage of the opportunities and resources that are right at your fingertips.
What can CREW Vancouver and CREW Network do for you? How can we help you succeed in your career? I encourage you to reach out and get in touch, and we will help you make that connection you need, answer any questions you might have, solve a problem, be a mentor (or mentee) and celebrate all that you have achieved in your pursuit of becoming the best version of yourself!
I am extremely excited for what 2017 will bring, and cannot wait to see our ideas unfold and to bring them to fruition.
2017 CREW Vancouver President