From Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager
Chapter Lead, JLL New England Women’s Business Network
Did you know: Gender diverse organizations are 15% more likely to outperform the national industry median for financial performance. (Source: McKinsey analysis)
March is Women’s History Month, which is about learning, honoring and celebrating the achievements of women throughout history.
That’s why this month was the perfect time to kick off the JLL New England Women’s Business Network. The organization, which has nearly 20 local chapters throughout JLL, is one of several employee resource groups at the company that help to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace. The mission of the WBN is to attract, develop and retain professional women at JLL to be an employer and partner of choice.
More than 40 women from across JLL New England took part in the kickoff luncheon last week to learn about our exciting plans for the year ahead. The group will be partnering with Dress for Success later this spring to organize a clothing drive, and we plan to hold other professional development and networking events later this year.
Due in part to initiatives like the Women’s Business Network, JLL was recently named one of the 2016 “NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives. The list recognizes American corporations that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that fosters the careers of talented women.
Watch several JLL female executives talk about what the recent win means to them:
I’m sure I speak for everyone involved when I say we are excited about growing the JLL New England Women’s Business Network. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.