Los Angeles, CA – April 14, 2015 – More than 400 professionals from around the world will gather in Chicago next week for CBRE Group Inc.’s 15th annual Women’s Networking Forum. The 2015 conference, whose theme is “Growth to Greatness,” is expected to be one of the largest in the CBRE Women’s Network’s history and will feature presentations from the company’s executives and external business leaders, professional-development workshops, networking events, and a major community service project.
“This year marks a milestone anniversary for our group,” said Lisa Konieczka, an Executive Vice President in CBRE’s Chicago office and Chair of the company’s Women’s Network. “Fifteen years ago, 35 women met and formed CBRE’s Women’s Network. Today, our organization has grown to more than 2,200 members who are united in making CBRE the best place to work, not just for women, but for everyone.”
CBRE’s Women’s Network was formed in 2000 and has grown into a diverse group with members at all levels of the organization, representing the company’s three regions and each of its business lines. The network operates with an inclusive philosophy of “By Women, For Everyone.” Its main initiatives are guided by four program offerings: mentoring, professional development, personal enrichment and networking.
Bob Sulentic, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBRE Group, Inc., said, “CBRE’s networking groups give our diverse employees real advantages in the workplace by providing enriching programs and valuable networking opportunities that develop their leadership skills, and help them achieve personal and career success.”
In conjunction with the conference, 250 CBRE volunteers will join housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to refurbish the General Robert E. Wood Boys & Girls Club in Chicago’s South Lawndale community. The General Wood Club is attended by 400 to 500 neighborhood children daily, offering them a wide array of educational, social and sports programming. The club is also home to the acclaimed Community Links High School, which has a 87 percent graduation rate and a better than 75 percent college placement success rate for its graduates.
About CBRE Group, Inc. CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.