CREW Member Spotlight: Katie Smith, CREW Chapter Director
Jul11

CREW Member Spotlight: Katie Smith, CREW Chapter Director

The CREW Member Spotlight highlights someone who is making an impact in the CREW Atlanta community. For the most recent Member Spotlight, we selected Katie Smith, CREW Atlanta’s new Chapter Director. CREW Atlanta: How long have you been at your at current position? Katie Smith: 2 and ½ months What made you decide to work in the field you are in? My number one reason is because I love building relationships; I am such a people...

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CREW Member Spotlight: Jodi Borges-Bradley
Apr13

CREW Member Spotlight: Jodi Borges-Bradley

The CREW Member Spotlight highlights someone who is making an impact in the CREW Atlanta community. For the most recent Member Spotlight, we selected Jodi Borges-Bradley, Vice President, NELSON. CREW Atlanta: What made you decide to work in the field you are in? Jodi Borges-Bradley: I really enjoy connecting with people and problem solving.  Design was a creative outlet for both joys that also grew into a heightened level of being...

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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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