ULI Triangle’s Women’s Leadership Initiative held its leadership conversation in early April featuring a fireside chat with Alison Garcia and WLI Co-Chair Ginger Ackiss (Crescent Communities). Alison is a Principal and Member of the Investment Committee of Meadow Partners and is Head of Business Development and Investor Relations for the firm. She shared stories and advice from her many years and various roles in the industry, including her recent time as Director of Real Estate for the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer. We asked attendees to submit some of their key takeaways:
- Stay engaged and proactive in your career path, even as a working mother.
- Be persistent with key centers of influence in your career.
- Be direct about what you want and go for it.