No Magic Required: Building A CRE Career Is About Patience, Hard Work And Finding Allies
Goldie B. Wolfe Miller may now be as well-known for her passionate efforts to mentor young women seeking to join the ranks of commercial real estate executives as for her own pioneering work as a broker. After a decades-long career, she launched The Goldie Initiative and began guiding female rookies to corner offices, a calling inspired by her own struggle to reach the top.
“I’m sure the word ‘mentorship’ existed 50 years ago, but it didn’t exist for me,” she said Thursday during Bisnow’s Mentoring, Continuing Education and Diversity webinar.
At the time, Miller was a broker for Arthur Rubloff, the legendary developer of Chicago’s Carl Sandburg Village. He supported her career and was genuinely helpful, but in other ways, Miller, frequently the only woman in any business meeting, was alone.“In terms of a real…
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