A Catalyst for Change: COVID-19's Impact on Women in CRE

Date September 15, 2021
Location Zoom
Time 2-3 pm(CDT)
Questions? Contact CREW Network at crewnetworkevents@crewnetwork.org or (785) 832-1808. 2021-09-15 14:00:00 2021-09-15 15:00:00 A Catalyst for Change: COVID-19's Impact on Women in CRE Zoom 438-event@crewnetwork.org

Gain insight into how the CRE workforce has been affected by the pandemic and how to rebuild a workforce that supports and advances and women

From a global perspective, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the wait for parity a generation longer, totaling 135.6 years, according to the World Economic Forum. One in four women considered stepping out or stepping back from the workplace due to COVID-19. Women lost $800 billion in income in 2020, more than the combined GDP of 98 countries. And while it has been difficult for many, BIPOC women have been disproportionately affected.

In commercial real estate, the COVID-19 pandemic presented new challenges for women and stalled their progress in the industry. The pandemic also presented new opportunities to change the industry culture and remove persistent workplace barriers.

Drawing on statistical data from more than 1,000 industry professionals, this webinar will present key findings from CREW Network’s latest research paper, and:

  • Examine COVID-19’s impact on women globally and in CRE, especially women from ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • Provide data and insight from women in CRE affected by the pandemic
  • Address how the pandemic challenged workplace and culture norms globally
  • Provide an action guide for industry and company leaders to take action now to support and advance women as we recover from the pandemic
  • Equip women with tips and tools to navigate and overcome career challenges that have arisen due to the pandemic and continue forward progress in advancing their careers

Registration is complimentary and open to all industry professionals.

An email to access the webinar will be sent to all registrants on Sept. 14. All registrants will also receive a link to the webinar recording. If you can't make the live webinar, we encourage you to register to ensure you receive the recording.


Wendy Mann

Wendy Mann
CEO, CREW Network

Kristen Croxton

Kristen Croxton
Senior Vice President, Originations
Capital One Multifamily Finance

Lindsay Fierro

Lindsay Fierro
Senior Vice President, Operations
NAI Global

Lisa Konieczka

Lisa A. Konieczka
Executive Vice President


CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network, founded in 1989, is the leading global business network in commercial real estate. Nearly 12,000 members from every discipline in CRE come to CREW Network to advance their careers and professional success. CREW Network is also the industry’s leading producer of research on gender and diversity and inclusion.