Women’s Leadership Initiative

The mission of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry.

Women’s Leadership Initiative


The mission of the WLI is expressed in its four primary objectives:

  • Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry.
  • Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.


Our goal is to create a program that will inspire you with speakers that have figured out how to break into the elite C-Suite, become their own boss and lead….not all of whom are necessarily in Real Estate, but those that can share advice and lessons in how to succeed.

Events will be held per the established WLI calendar, commencing October 2018. The WLI Mission will serve as the baseline underlying all events. The events will be generally one of three categories:

Breakfast Gatherings – for members only
(registration required)
The second Tuesday of the month
7:45am – 9am (unless otherwise noted)
Empire State South
999 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Thank you to our WLI Breakfast Series Sponsor

Quarterly Signature Events
WLI will host one larger (50-100+ attendees) format event lasting 2 or more hours at larger scale and/or unique venues. This event will likely be centered around paid for (or volunteer) speakers addressing relevant topics in support of the WLI Mission and theme. The goal is to make these events truly unique, whether by virtue of the venue, the topic, the speaker, and/or the format of the meeting, and over time something our members come to highly value.

Coffee (or Cocktail) Connect
Coffee (or Cocktail) Connect is an easy, no frills way to meet other women one-on-one within ULI with the goal to build a women’s network-one ULI member at a time. Members sign up and are randomly paired with a fellow ULI Atlanta member participant each quarter. After that, it becomes the members mission to connect and meet up on their own time and budget for breakfast, coffee, lunch, or cocktails…hence making a new connection.

Pop-up events
WLI will host several “pop-up” events throughout the year that will be fun and activity driven. Stay tuned to what’s in store…..

Please see the ULI Atlanta Events Calendar to see a full listing of events!


Sally Riker, CHAIR
Lowe Engineers


Malory Atkinson, CO-CHAIR
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Shear Structural


Lauren Garren
Kimley Horn