Why Affordable Housing Is Important to Atlanta Development
Sep25

Why Affordable Housing Is Important to Atlanta Development

While Atlanta seems certain to continue its rapid growth, with the region forecasted to add 2.5 million people by 2040, a pivotal question faces developers, builders and the community as a whole: How will we accommodate these new residents? Affordable housing is an issue of great importance to all Atlantans. Atlanta’s affordability and the availability of housing for our growing workforce are key considerations for attracting new...

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See Your Future, Be Your Future
Jul11

See Your Future, Be Your Future

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” — Stephen Covey I did not misread the look on the faces staring back at me. When the topic of the the importance of setting personal goals during CREW Atlanta’s Leadership 2018 program, the 30 professionals in the room seemed a bit surprised, shocked even. “Isn’t this a business program?” if only their eyes could ask. As one of the co-leaders of the...

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The Good We Do
May14

The Good We Do

We work. We live. We love. We bond. And, when we pool our resources, women can truly move the needle. We can be unstoppable. It can take your breath away at times. I know, because it has done so for me. I have seen the good that comes from like-minded people uniting with a purpose to make the unthinkable, thinkable. It’s not always about breaking through glass ceilings; Sometimes, it’s simply about reaching out to help others break...

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The Good Stuff – A Recap of the CREW Careers Initiative
Mar25

The Good Stuff – A Recap of the CREW Careers Initiative

In 2014, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Leadership CREW class. One of the most impactful topics for me was volunteerism -Time, Talent, Treasure. While we all have various responsibilities and are in different points in our lives, we all have an opportunity to give back. Some may choose to donate money to an organization, while others use their talent and skillset to sit on a community board. After much self-reflection, I...

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Women in Engineering
May25

Women in Engineering

By: Laura Cullen, E.I.T , PES Structural Engineers  Like many CRE professions, women in engineering fields, particularly in civil engineering, are a minority.  Why is that? Why is it that when we account for 50% of the world’s population, only 17.5% of the world’s civil engineers are female?  Perhaps the answer can be found in women leaving the workforce to have children, or maybe societal pressures for girls to steer towards certain...

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Pitch Perfect – The Importance of a Pitch and How to Perfect It
Apr06

Pitch Perfect – The Importance of a Pitch and How to Perfect It

by Jill Kelleher, PLA, LEED AP; Associate HGOR While I cannot carry a tune like the Bellas in Pitch Perfect, I can deliver a pitch – whether it’s sales, elevator or design – with an award-winning a cappella ending, thanks to the right methods and some good old-fashioned practice. By perfecting our pitch, we can secure new clients and capture repeat business. We can push our expert ideas into execution, rather than facing client...

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