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Diversity & Inclusion: Cultivating Awareness in the Workplace
June 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$45 - $65
A panel of experts will discuss ideas to build diversity within workplaces and become more inclusive through encouraging minority students to explore careers in commercial real estate. The program is sponsored by CREW-St. Louis (Commercial Real Estate Women).
Commercial Real Estate Women was borne to increase opportunities and parity for women in the industry. Much work remains but there’s a growing awareness that the industry needs to grow through a more diverse workforce, too. Experts will address issues concerning the industry and provide ideas to cultivate awareness of and build a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Yemi S. Akande-Bartsch, Ph.D., President & CEO, FOCUS St. Louis
David K. Rodgers, V.P. Corporate Asset & Facilities Management, CALERES
Betsy Cohen, Executive Director, St. Louis Mosaic Project, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Dr. Deborah Henry, St. Louis Community College
Moderator, Representative from The Diversity Awareness Partnership (TBA)
CREW-St. Louis is one of the largest of CREW Network’s global chapters. Its more than 200 members come from all disciplines in commercial real estate. The mission of CREW-St. Louis is to advance, educate and support women to influence the region’s commercial real estate industry. This mirrors CREW Network’s mission to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women. It does this by looking outward to bring more women into the industry, showcasing member successes and serving as a key resource to its members and the industry. CREW Network members represent nearly all disciplines of commercial real estate – every type of expert required to “do the deal.” Members comprise more than 10,000 commercial real estate professionals. For more information, visit www.crewstl.org. Follow CREW-St. Louis on Twitter @CREWSTL.