A Labor of Love
Feb16

A Labor of Love

by Lynne R. O’Brien, The Coca-Cola Company      Ok, February’s blog theme is “women and work”, write about anything you want, 500 – 600 words! That would seem like trying to build the Great Wall of China with 500-600 bricks.  However, as I reflect upon my now almost 40-years of work experience, I believe you can condense that big wall onto a couple of solid bricks… Brick One – Besides babysitting, my first real job was...

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My Experience of Being a Mentee
Oct10

My Experience of Being a Mentee

By Susana M. Chavez, Parking Company of America   Four Atlanta CREW members are participating in CREW Network’s Certificate of Leadership Class of 2016. – Tina Renee McCall, Greer Gallagher, Ellen Smith and me.  It has been a fascinating experience. I have gotten to know my fellow classmates better, at times rooming together, finding good restaurants in the new cities and always talking about the program.  The workshops are...

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The Path to Leadership: The Journey is More Important than the Destination…
Aug16

The Path to Leadership: The Journey is More Important than the Destination…

By Karrie Westphal, Executive Director of Commercial Real Estate Women of Atlanta (CREW Atlanta) The path to a Leadership role in CREW Atlanta should be a journey…not a destination. I recently read an article explaining the difference between the two.  The path as a destination is to achieve some level of proficiency or stature in your chosen field of work.  The path as a journey is to experience work from a variety of perspectives in...

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Entertainment and experience guiding the future of retail
Aug01

Entertainment and experience guiding the future of retail

By Monetha Cobb, Managing Director of Franklin Street and CREW Board Member   It’s no secret that mixed-use developments are incorporating an increasing amount of entertainment uses and experiences. Gone are the days of retail-only destinations. How consumers want to spend their free time has changed; shopping isn’t considered an experience anymore. Instead, people want to spend quality time with their family and friends, and...

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The importance of a Personal Strategic Plan
May30

The importance of a Personal Strategic Plan

By Rebecca Cummings, Lawyer and Strategic Planning Coach   How do you decide what to do first when you get up in the morning?  How does a task make it to the top of your list at work? Are you giving your time, energy and attention to the items that are screaming with urgency and are priorities for other people around you, or are you devoting yourself to the items that you have decided are most important in helping you achieve...

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What is the CREW Network…beyond CREW Atlanta?
May26

What is the CREW Network…beyond CREW Atlanta?

By Sara Silvio, Constructive Ingenuity, LLC Did you know as a member of CREW Atlanta that you have instant access to 10,000 real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada, and each one of them would LOVE to do business with you?  This is not a cheesy sales email advertising a database of leads and potential customers; this is YOUR CREW Network!  There are 68 U.S. chapters and five Canadian chapters of CREW, so if you are doing...

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