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April 29, 2016 Edition

2016 Member Donation Challenge
Join the "I Gave" Movement 

We asked and you gave!!  At our 2nd Annual Women on the Move program last week, CREW DC members and even some non-members joined the movement to help us achieve the final leg of our Chapter Challenge and increased our donation percentage to 40% - thank you for continuing to support our goals!

And thank you to the following donors:

Lynn Bennett
Morgan Blackwood
Tabitha Brittain
Keli Colby
Maddy Cropper
Christa Dommers
Kaleena Francis Lee
Kimberly Fried
Addie Hargett
Marnique Heath
Kathy Lesiuk
Sophie Li
Renea Linton
Auja Little
Barbara Mackin
Olivia Millar
Nicole Miller
Barbara Needle
Amy O'Neal
Katy Redmond
Heather Reichardt
Jennie Ryon
Chaise Schmidt
Charles Shampang
Sarah Shuba
Stacy Sklaver
Teresa Terry
Susan Thomas
Teri Thompson
Marcy Trepke
Julie Vachon
Gigi Webb
Lauren Young

We need just 10% of our membership to help us close the gap - will you help us reach the goal and receive recognition in June?

2015 CREW Network Benchmark Study
Just Released!
Deadline May 13! 
The CREW Network 2015 Benchmark Study has just been released and it's a deep dive into the prospects for women in commercial real estate.


With information gained over a 10-year period, this publication provides insightful data about how far we've come, and what we still need to achieve in compensation, position and opportunity, and gives a glimpse into what we can expect in the future of our industry.


It's a terrific resource and valued benefit of being a CREW member. 


2015 Benchmark Study Report

Showcasing Development in DC
Deadline May 13! 
The EDU programs in 2016 have kicked off! Do you want to learn more about development in DC, walk some of the latest projects and see firsthand the exciting changes in our city?  Then, join us for these intimate opportunities to preview shell spaces, talk about exciting community projects, and see the repurposing of landmarks in our city.
Our next program will take place May 10 at Atlantic Plumbing, where we will discuss the resurgence of the Shaw community.

May 9: CNCC 2016 Annual Women's Only Golf Outing
Open to CREW DC, NoVa and Suburban MD Members and Golf Outing Sponsors Only

May 10: CREW EDU: North Shaw - Taking Retail to the Edge 
Open to CREW DC Members and Non-Members 

May 12: Programs Luncheon: The Future of Pennsylvania Avenue
Open to CREW DC Members and Non-Members
Registration open soon!

June 1: CREW DC Roundtable - Sharpen Your Competitive Edge
Open to CREW DC Members Only
Registration open soon!
June 7: 2016 Annual Women of Influence Dinner
By Invitation Only
Registration open soon!
Jun. 16-17: CREW Network Spring Leadership Summit
Detroit, Michigan
Oct. 6: CREW DC 2016 Awards of Excellence.
Mark your calendars!
October 19-22: CREW Network 2016 Convention & Marketplace
New York, NY
Sign up for updates! 
President's Corner

Michelle Kilby
2016 President
Dear Members,

They say April showers bring May flowers, and if you've been in Washington this week, you know at least the first part is true!  But all of this rain has gotten me thinking about service - so, what's the connection?

This week I've watched the thermometer climb in our Member Chapter Challenge to 40% - for the largest CREW chapter in the nation, that's an amazing accomplishment. It's not just about collecting money - it's serving the future generation of women who will come behind us and pave the way for more opportunities for them.  Thank you for giving generously and supporting the movement.


Today, CREW members attended and the Chapter sponsored the Trust for the National Mall Luncheon, the annual garden party which raises money to keep our most recognized national park in spectacular condition - again, it's exciting to me to see so many CREW members continue to serve our community, and with hats, too!


Last, tomorrow is our official Day of Service - no doubt Wellies and good humor will be in order, but did you know nearly 80 women registered to support us and lend a hand to clean, repair and dress up the National Mall? 


Our mission is to advance the achievements of women in commercial real estate, but why stop there when there is so much more service we can offer?


Thank you for continuing to make CREW DC the  association of choice for women in commercial real estate.






Michelle Kilb2016 President

Nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors are underway - if you want to nominate yourself or another CREW member, you have until May 13, 2016!

The following Board positions will be open for candidates:

Director, Programs
Director, Special Events
Director, Sponsorship & Community Action

To learn more about how to nominate, how candidates are evaluated and what is involved in service, visit our Path to Leadership section.    

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