Diversity and Inclusion Committee
In January 2020, NAIOP SoCal Chapter President Pamela Westhoff established the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to bring greater focus to this important issue. The Task Force is committed to building and supporting a diverse membership and creating an inclusive culture that can be replicated by other NAIOP Chapters and our partners in the industry.
While NAIOP SoCal has made progress with gender diversity and developing young leaders, we must do a better job of having our membership reflect the local racial demographics. Commercial real estate is not just about the walls that are built, it is about the spaces we create for people to work and come together. As a chapter, we must be vigilant in our leadership and not only encourage but insist on progress.
"We must continue to find ways to make our industry more easily accessible to everyone so that we better reflect and support the local communities we develop and in which we invest.”
NAIOP SoCal's Mission
We seek to grow the NAIOP SoCal Chapter by increasing diversity and community outreach, promoting an inclusive culture within our chapter, and creating programs and best practices that can be replicated by other NAIOP Chapters and our partners within the industry. We will strive to ensure that Chapter events, educational programming, community outreach, legislative affairs, membership and Board of Directors represent and support the people and communities we serve and are inclusive of age, culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation.
NAIOP SoCal's Diversity and Inclusion Committee collaborated with NAIOP U in creating a Diversity Series in 2020 that will be carried into coming programs. Please check out Why Inclusion in Commercial Real Estate Matters to All of Us. Previous NAIOP U webinar recordings including the most recent webinar, Spotlight: Women Leaders in the Industry, are available to members on the "Resources" tab of the Member Hub. Please click here to login and view.
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