ELM Marketing Manager graduates from ULI Women’s Leadership Development Institute

Graduates are, from left, first row: Sarah Vidal-Finn, Gainesville CRA;  Jami Houston, Ervin Lovett Miller;  Autumn Martinage, city of Jacksonville;  second row: Melanie Kleehammer, Haskell; Rebecca Price, England-Thims & Miller; Suzanne Cortina, Meskel & Associates Engineering; third row: Lauren Langham, Smith, Hulsey & Busey; Hannah King, ULI North Florida; Amber Labagh, Haskell; top row: Holly Grimes, Wakefield Beasley & Associates; Jessica Hurst, Regency Centers; Sarah King, Prosser; and Meghan Dones, Regency Centers.

Jami Houston, ELM’s Marketing Manager, recently graduated from the Women’s Leadership Development Institute (WLDI) hosted by ULI (Urban Land Institute) North Florida.

WLDI is a program where up to 15 women complete a course of eight modules in five months. They have the opportunity to network with colleagues from different disciplines in real estate in a collaborative learning environment while interacting with (male and female) local business leaders, public officials, and national experts.

The WLDI module topics include: Leadership, Management, Team Building, Practical Leadership & Time Management, Effective Communication, Networking, Work/Life Balance, Negotiation, Assertiveness & Conflict Resolution, and Building Healthy Places in Real Estate.

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched by ULI, nationally, in early 2012, with the mission of raising the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The WLI committee for the ULI North Florida District Council delivers programs to help achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry.
  • Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.

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