Women’s Leadership Initiative

ULI's Women’s Leadership Initiative aims to increase the number of women leaders in the real estate and land use industries.

Women’s Leadership Initiative

ULI Michigan’s Women’s Leadership Initiative is currently co-chaired by Shannon Morgan and Stacy Esbrook as of November 2017. The women, who bring more than 30 years of combined experience working in real estate and economic development, have replaced former co-chairs Cari Easterday  and Jill Ferrari. 

The mission of the Women’s Leadership Initiative was established by the Urban Land Institute in 2011 as part of the Robert C. Larson Leadership Initiative with the mission of raising the visibility and increasing the number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate and land use industries. The four primary objectives of the ULI Michigan Women’s Leadership Initiative are as follows:

1. Promote the advancement of women throughout their careers and as leaders and the real estate and land use industries.

2. Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in ULI and the real estate and land use industries.

3. Increase the visibility of women leaders in ULI and the real estate and land use industries.

4. Increase the number of women active in ULI as full members and support the development of the young women members in ULI and their professions.