President’s Message

January 14, 2022

Building Our Community

I’m proud to serve as your DC chapter President in 2022 and I’m delighted you are part of our CREW.  To connect and communicate more clearly with members and stakeholders, I’ll publish a monthly message, welcoming your feedback, comments and questions as we move through the year.  

The CREW DC Board of Directors met in November to review and refresh our chapter’s strategic plan. Our overarching mission remains: Transform commercial real estate by advancing the achievements of all women.

Working toward that goal, we are creating a chapter where diversity, equity and inclusion are woven into our fiber, driving creativity and innovation:  a diverse and inclusive membership that nurtures belonging, cultivates connections, fosters growth, celebrates differences, and develops leaders in commercial real estate.

To achieve these goals, we rely on five essential objectives:  Engage, Include, Develop, Foster and Sustain.  In 2022 we are placing particular emphasis on Engagement and Inclusion – to continue building a community of professionals supporting one another as they advance in the industry.  

Our recent member and stakeholder survey told us how much you value the relationships you build in CREW and you don’t have that same opportunity in other organizations. This is one of our greatest strengths and differentiators – so we’ll use it for our advantage and yours.  You will see virtual and in-person CREW DC programs and events emphasizing the opportunity to get to know one another in a welcoming, safe and relaxed environment. Professional development programs will focus on building business connections, deepening professional relationships, self-care and understanding one another.  We will be coaching our Board and Committee leaders to become better facilitators for meetings and programs.

We aim for your CREW to be a place you get business and personal ideas, advice, support and connections that help you in your commercial real estate journey.

“Connection is why we’re here.  It gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” – Brene Brown

Stephanie Duncan - CREW DC President
Chief Operating Officer, Stonebridge