Senior Vice President, GWL Realty Advisors
Sector: Private Sector
Key Influence: Almost 20 years ago I joined Cadillac Fairview’s Development team and worked with a lawyer named Sandra Hardy. It was some time into my role that I came to realize that she was an informal sponsor of mine. Behind the scenes she would advocate for me, promote my accomplishments and give me periodic guidance on navigating a then male dominated environment.
On Championing Others… I believe as we grow through our careers, we have a responsibility to groom, guide and sponsor the next generation. I probably meet with a young(er) person once a week – whether internal staff, external real estate professionals or university students, to talk about their interests and how I can help them get there. Increasingly I am speaking to more men but for a long time, I spoke with women who had an interest in Development. Years later, I’ve been told I’ve given good advice and helped open a door or two.
One word that captures you: Resourceful