Maxine Clark will speak at the CREW-St. Louis (Commercial Real Estate Women) signature event. The former Chief Executive Bear will outline her latest career as a real estate developer, ardent supporter of education, and investor in women and minority-owned businesses.
Maxine Clark is one of the true innovators in the retail industry, including her fingerprints on department store, discount and specialty stores. In 1997, she founded Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a teddy-bear themed retail-entertainment experience. After stepping down as Chief Executive Bear in 2013, she applied her entrepreneurial skills to her passion for improving K-12 public education and encouraging and investing in women and minority entrepreneurs. Additionally, she is a spearheading real estate development with the Delmar Devine, a project that will revitalize a corner of St. Louis City.
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. CREW Network exists to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. 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 11,000 commercial real estate professionals. For more information, visit www.crewstl.org. Follow CREW-St. Louis on Twitter @CREWSTL.