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January 31, 2018
The Goldie Initiative wishes you a happy new year! Read on for the fourth issue of our Quarterly Newsletter. For more information, visit our website.
Latest News from The Goldie Initiative
2018 Board of Directors 
The Goldie Initiative installed its first male Board President at its annual directors meeting in January. Steve Madden, President & CEO at Libertyville Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank will lead the organization, with Founder Goldie B. Wolfe Miller  continuing on as Chair.  Read more
Goldie Alumnae Spotlight
Vera Halicki, center, with Goldie B. Wolfe Miller and Karin Kraai, recently started a new position as a Vice President, with help from networking contacts through The Goldie Initiative.  Read more.
The Goldie Initiative Is Growing!
Kelsey Cleland has joined the staff as Program Assistant, serving as the point person for the Goldie Scholars and Alumnae Program, as well as assisting with recruitment events, the Leadership Development series, and other things.  Read more.
Save the date for Goldie Gala: 
September 13,  2018
As a follow-up to our wildly successful 10th Anniversary event, The Goldie Initiative will host a Gala on
September 13, 2018 . With over 500 women and men in attendance in 2017, we are expecting to soar to new heights. Look out for sponsorship opportunities coming soon!  Read more
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Featured Partner Upcoming Events
Find a Rewarding Career in Commercial Real Estate: DePaul Alumni Share Journeys to Success
Wednesday, February 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Presented in partnership with the  Real Estate Center at DePaul University and the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance , The Goldie Initiative is pleased to present this interactive panel featuring highlights from the career paths of highly successful women in Chicago's commercial real estate profession. Complimentary; RSVP required
Women In Business
Early career advice from top female execs
The advice these women wish they'd gotten when they were coming up in business from Fast Company.
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About The Goldie Initiative
Our mission is to prepare women for senior leadership roles in all sectors of commercial real estate. The Goldie Initiative does this by providing scholarship support for graduate study, mentorship, and networking opportunities to women with high potential who are committed to becoming leaders in the real estate industry.  Read more .

Interested in applying to be a Goldie Scholar in 2018? Our 2018-19 Scholarship Application  will open March 1 to all eligible students. 
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