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CREW Network Outreach Encourages Women To Succeed In Male Dominated Industry

Submitted by: CREW Network

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity

Posted: Mar 14, 2005 – 11:00 PM EST


Program for teen girls highlights jobs in commercial real estate

Mar. 14 /CSRwire/ - Lawrence, KS - CREW Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women), and its National Executive partner, Cushman & Wakefield, announced last week the kick-off of a participatory classroom program aimed at educating teenage girls about "Commercial Real Estate 101."

The program, entitled CREW Careers: Building Opportunities, will be presented to local girls' groups, such as Girls' Inc. and Girl Scouts, and produced locally by CREW Network chapters and supported by Cushman & Wakefield branches. The program will be held in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., all markets with Cushman & Wakefield presence, during March and April 2005.

In an effort to inform the girls about the various career opportunities available in this industry, CREW Careers will use local commercial real estate projects to illustrate the range of skills needed to develop raw land into a successfully leased property.

"Mentoring and preparing young women to succeed in the commercial real estate business is a priority for Cushman & Wakefield," said Elizabeth Trocchio, executive managing director of Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc. who also holds a position on the global firm's diversity council. "We are always searching for avenues to help encourage the education and advancement for women in our industry and are pleased to be joining CREW Foundation in this effort."

Other national partners are Starbucks Coffee Company, KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Guggenheim Capital LLC. Additional donors to the program are CREW Miami and Black's Guide.

For more information about CREW Careers or to get involved with the program, call Lanette Stineman, CREW Foundation Manager, at (785) 832-1808.

About CREW Foundation
Founded in 1998, CREW Foundation ( is the philanthropic arm of CREW Network, supporting programs that benefit women and girls. Since its inception, CREW Foundation has provided almost $500,000 in funding to the following organizations: Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Dress for Success, Wider Opportunities for Women, Women Work!, Women in Community Service and Habitat for Humanity. CREW Foundation grants have experienced phenomenal success , including a $17,500 grant for the second year of a Women Work! pilot program that helped the program bring in $600,000 from the National Science Foundation for wider replication. The Foundation understands the value of supporting an organization through the development and implementation stages of a program and works to ensure consistent funding when appropriate.

About CREW Network
CREW Network ( exists to advance the success of women in commercial real estate and is the professional association of choice for the most successful women in this industry. It includes a well-educated and experienced group of 6,000 members in 56 major markets across North America. CREW Network members represent all disciplines of commercial real estate -- every type of expert required to "get the deal done."

For more information, please contact:

Meghan Norville Imre Communications
Phone: 410.821.8220


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