Los Angeles, CA – November 8, 2016 – CBRE Group Inc. hosted its 2016 CBRE Women’s Networking Forum, the largest company gathering of women, November 2-4 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference theme this year was “Claim Your Seat,” recognizing the many important roles that women have inside and outside the office.
“The Women’s Networking Forum has been an important professional development opportunity for our members, for 16 years,” said Lisa Konieczka, Women’s Network chairperson and executive vice president in the company’s Chicago office. “The conference provides an atmosphere where CBRE women can meet to share best practices, explore new ideas and build their business skills while building a rewarding career at CBRE.”
Nearly 400 women from across the company attended the conference and heard keynote speakers CBRE CEO, Bob Sulentic; Paula Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer of Safeco Corporation and member of CBRE’s board of directors; Juliet Funt, owner and founder of WhiteSpace at Work; Beth Colbert, acting director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; and popular CNN commentator Mel Robbins. The conference also included professional development workshops, networking events and a major community service project at the Sylvia Family Shelter located on the North Side of Chicago.
Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE, said, “Investing in our people through programs like the Women’s Networking Forum is important to our company’s success. In-depth learning and professional development programs provide support as they continue to advance their careers and help them become increasingly valuable advisors to our clients.”
The CBRE Women’s Network was formed in 2000 and has more than 3,000 members from all levels of the organization, the company’s three regions and every business line. The group’s mission is to “Promote the Success of Women,” which is guided by three key principles: Growth, Connection and Mentorship.
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