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Meet our new President – Missy Powell
Dear CREW Pittsburgh,
It is an honor to be your 2021 CREW Pittsburgh President.? 2020 has tested all of us but we’ve learned to adapt and pivot with each challenge.? With each problem we solved, we grew stronger and, in some cases, learned there’s a better way than what we’re used to.? For CREW Pittsburgh, it has been no different.? Our board and committees led by Virginia Weida quickly pivoted to create virtual programming and networking opportunities to keep our members engaged.? We were still able to host two of our signature events, our annual Golf Outing and our Clay Shoot (with NAIOP) in person and plan to host these events again in 2021.? We also hosted the Connect with CREW/Candle Lab, Self-Defense Training and 21 virtual events including the Tri-City Property Tour and the Wine Tasting, which is 48% more events than 2019, totaling over 500 registrants.? 2020 was still a busy year for CREW Pittsburgh.
Our board has spent many hours laying out a plan for 2021.? Virtual events will still be offered in the first quarter but we hope to ease back into outdoor in-person events this Spring.? There are several exciting virtual events in the next few months, and we hope to see you there! In particular, we look forward to our Holiday Party Cocktail Class, Lunch & Learn Program, Love your CREW Happy Hour, the Leadership Summit and our monthly Coffee CREWs hosted by the Board.
One exciting change is that we are adding a new Diversity Equity and Inclusion Chair whose sole responsibility will be to improve the DEI efforts of CREW Pittsburgh. We remain steadfast in our commitment to advancing women and promoting greater diversity, equity and inclusion in our industry, and believe the addition of this position will be a concrete step to furthering our work in this area.?
It is during times like these that I am proud to be a part of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network, working to promote gender equity and greater diversity in commercial real estate by advancing women.
For 25 years, our chapter has offered?unparalleled business development, leadership opportunities?and networking both in our local market?and globally with nearly 12,000 members in 75+ markets around the world.? I look forward to serving you and furthering our mission to advance, educate and support women to influence the commercial real estate industry.
2021 CREW Pittsburgh President
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