WLDI engages multidisciplinary women in an effort to grow strong female leaders in the industry.
Modules are led by local business leaders, public officials, and national experts.
Topics include Leadership, Management, Team Building, Effective Communication, Negotiation, Assertiveness and Conflict Resolution.
What is WLDI?
WLDI is a program where up to 15 women complete a course of six 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, Building Healthy Places in Real Estate.
This program occurs every other year. The next class will begin in the Fall of 2021 and conclude in 2022.
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2019/2020 WLDI Course Schedule
August 28, 2019:
WLDIKick-off Happy Hour with New Class and Past Classes
September 12, 2019:
Leadership Style & Social Capital
October 10, 2019:
How to Get Development Done in a Male-Dominated World
November 7, 2019:
Building Your Brand/Social Media for Business
December 5, 2019:
Communication and PublicSpeaking
January 9, 2020:
Financial Literacy & Planning
February 13, 2020:
All classes will be held in the Jacksonville area.
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Cassidy Bergstrom, Gunster
Emily Dunham, Regency Centers
Nicole (Niki) Fernandez, Environmental Services, Inc. a Terracon Company
Laura Franklin, Silverfield Development
Olivia Frick, CPPI
Myra Jones, Haskell
Elizabeth (Bet) Lentz, Haskell
Charlee Miska, Peek & Miska
Ingrid Osborne, US HUD
Lauren Register, Auld & White
Kelly Rich, SPAR
Sarah Warren, Hopping, Green & Sams, P.A.
Erin Weinberg, Industry West
Suzanne Cortina, Meskel & Associates Engineering
Meghan Dones, Regency Centers
Holly Grimes, Wakefield & Beasley Associates, A NELSON Company
Jami Houston, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Jessica Hurst, Regency Centers
Melanie Kleehammer, Haskell
Hannah King, ULI North Florida
Sarah King, Prosser
Amber Labagh, Haskell
Lauren Langham, Taylor English & Duma
Autumn Martinage, FDOT
Rebecca Price, ETM
Sarah Vidal-Finn, Gainesville CRA
Carolyn Clark, ULI North Florida
Paula Collett, Retired, formerly with HabiJAX
Allison Davies, Regency Centers
Laura Gonzales, TD Bank
Leah Goryl, Regency Centers
Jennifer Kilinski, Hopping, Green & Sams
Jessica Ligator, Jacksonville University
Jenny Urcan, Prosser
Jaquelyn Ward, Pablo Creek Real Estate
Past speakers and teachers include:
Patricia Baxter EdD, MS, CSA, Managing Consultant
Priscilla Berry, PhD, Owner, Berry & Associates
Beth Breeding, Vice President of Silverfield Development Company
Kathleen Carey, President and Chief Executive Officer, ULI Foundation
Maria Chrissovergis, Owner, Maria Chrissovergis Public Relations Agency
Brenna Durden, Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker
Dawn Emerick, Director of Public Health, Clackamas County, OR
Jennifer Holland, President, Holland People+Brands
Tom Ingram, Attorney, Akerman LLP
Margaret Jennesse, President, Twin Branch Corp.
Bruce Johnson, Retired CFO, Regency Centers
Maxine McBride, President, Clockwork Marketing
Ellen Klasson, Principal, Terra Search Partners
Candace Moody, PR Professional and Freelance Writer, CareerSource NEFL
Dawn Motes, President, Marietta Sand Corporation
Ginny Myrick, President, Myrick Policy Group
Robert Palmer, Planning/Mobility Leader, RS&H
Lois Pearce, Founder, Pearce & Associates
Laurie Price, Independent Consultant
Chris Rasche, PhD, Professor Emeritus, UNF
Maurice (Mo) Rudolph, PE, MBA, Vice President of Land Operations, CalAtlantic Homes
Peter Rummell, Principal, Rummell Company
Carrie Smith, Regional Managing Partner, Franklin Street
Laine Silverfield, Retired, CEO Dreams Come True
Nicole Thomas, Hospital President, Baptist Medical Center – South