Women’s Pathway to Success
Feb21

Women’s Pathway to Success

by DiShonda Hughes, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation                  In the five counties of metro Atlanta (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett), there are 239,000 women living in poverty.  Most of these women are single, head of household with children and are living at or below 200% of the federal poverty line, which for a family of three is an annual income of $40,320.  These women are the working poor who face...

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A Labor of Love
Feb16

A Labor of Love

by Lynne R. O’Brien, The Coca-Cola Company      Ok, February’s blog theme is “women and work”, write about anything you want, 500 – 600 words! That would seem like trying to build the Great Wall of China with 500-600 bricks.  However, as I reflect upon my now almost 40-years of work experience, I believe you can condense that big wall onto a couple of solid bricks… Brick One – Besides babysitting, my first real job was...

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How UCREW can shape your career
Jan17

How UCREW can shape your career

By Claire Ross, Associate Agency Leasing, JLL A few weeks ago, I met a college friend for lunch. We discussed what buildings had recently sold, and this conversation snowballed into when we first began college five years ago. This conversation gave us a good laugh, being that five years ago we had no idea what career path we wanted to pursue. After this conversation, I began to ponder the journey which led me to my phenomenal career...

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My Experience of Being a Mentee
Oct10

My Experience of Being a Mentee

By Susana M. Chavez, Parking Company of America   Four Atlanta CREW members are participating in CREW Network’s Certificate of Leadership Class of 2016. – Tina Renee McCall, Greer Gallagher, Ellen Smith and me.  It has been a fascinating experience. I have gotten to know my fellow classmates better, at times rooming together, finding good restaurants in the new cities and always talking about the program.  The workshops are...

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No pain, no gain—go big or go home: Women in Brokerage
Sep20

No pain, no gain—go big or go home: Women in Brokerage

By Lee Eastwood, Eastwood Real Estate Services It is a risk-reward situation.  Brokers on straight commission are the ones who make the most money. Why don’t more women go into brokerage?  According to the recent CREW report, 18% of CREW members were in brokerage in 2000.  In 2015, 30% of our members are in brokerage.  We are making progress, but are a long way to parity.  According to CBRE, only 10% of brokers are women, and that...

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The Path to Leadership: The Journey is More Important than the Destination…
Aug16

The Path to Leadership: The Journey is More Important than the Destination…

By Karrie Westphal, Executive Director of Commercial Real Estate Women of Atlanta (CREW Atlanta) The path to a Leadership role in CREW Atlanta should be a journey…not a destination. I recently read an article explaining the difference between the two.  The path as a destination is to achieve some level of proficiency or stature in your chosen field of work.  The path as a journey is to experience work from a variety of perspectives in...

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