By: Christianna Williams, Tenant Representation
The Charlotte Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) Chapter ended its inaugural year with a bang! We gathered more than 30 team members at Second Harvest Food Bank and sorted hundreds of pallets of food while visiting with colleagues across all three offices in Charlotte. The overarching mission of Cushman & Wakefield’s WIN initiative is to accelerate the advancement of women within the company. The Charlotte chapter supported that mission by providing opportunities for our female colleagues to network, collaborate, and integrate with teammates in each office and across several business lines.
Cushman & Wakefield has put every effort behind WIN to create value for its female employees and to make WIN an integrated, successful organization within the firm. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit our headquarters in Chicago to network with other WIN chapter leaders across the North America. We began the day with a fantastic leadership seminar presented by Great on the Job followed by a guided tour of our new headquarters.
We had the opportunity to chat with Cushman & Wakefield’s CEO of the Americas, Shawn Mobley, who shared his personal story about his upbringing by his mother and grandmother – two incredibly dedicated and hardworking women, which truly conveyed how strongly he supports and believes in the WIN initiative.
Finally, we discussed best practices and collaborated on new ways to engage our colleagues to create a more successful and inclusive commercial real estate firm. I feel inspired by our leadership’s dedication to the WIN and am even more impressed by my female colleagues who have worked tirelessly in creating a network which will continue to foster the success of women and pave the way for future female leaders at Cushman & Wakefield.
Christianna focuses on Office Tenant Representation and is licensed in North and South Carolina. She uses her finance background and real estate market knowledge to serve as a strategic advisor by lowering real estate costs and occupancy risks while maximizing workplace flexibility and productivity.