ULI Cincinnati: Boom(er) Bust II: Intergenerational Discussion on Workplace Inclusion


2021-07-22T09:00:00 - 2021-07-22T10:00:00

Choose Your Calendar


    Virtual Online Event
    Across five workshops, participants will learn how to answer today’s call of building equitable workplaces through the inclusion and promotion of female and minority leadership positions in Cincinnati’s real estate industry. Raise awareness of your own biases, gain compassion of racial and gender differences, and learn what action you can take to dismantle inequities in the field.


    Standard Pricing Until July 22 Members Non-Members
    Private FREE $15.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit FREE $15.00
    Retired FREE N/A
    Student FREE $15.00
    Under Age 35 FREE $15.00
    Employees of ULI Cincinnati Annual Sponsors with eligible credits can register by emailing cincinnati@uli.org.
    Are you concerned about the current social and racial climate in our community and our nation? Do you wonder if you have a role to play in making things better? Do you ever wonder what steps your organization might take to improve workplace equity (race, gender, etc.)? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, participating in the Rising Together Series will provide insight and resolutions.
    In this session, this powerful panel of professionals will be led in a discussion about gender, race and workplace diversity. Learn how you can improve your organization's culture and workplace through listening to how the panelists have not only experienced racism and gender bias in their careers, but are now leading initiatives and taking action around making change.

    On Thursday, July 22, Boom(er) Bust II: Intergenerational Discussion on Workplace Inclusion will take place with a panel of professionals who will provide insights and ideas for hiring with a diversity mindset as well as establishing a culture of belonging and opportunity. This interactive session will be led by Susan Branscome, senior vice president/managing director of NorthMarq and host and creator of the podcast, LeadingShe.com.

    Workshop participants will hear what the panelists have seen in the workplace change or not change when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. Each will learn how organizations have restructured to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive and what lessons were learned along those paths of change. An important aspect in developing strategic initiatives towards change is listening to those early to mid-career professionals and what they are looking for in an organization; what attracts them? 

    This is the third of five workshops in the 2021 series designed to answer today's call of building equitable workplaces in the commercial real estate arena through the inclusion and promotion of female and minority leadership positions in the Cincinnati region.

    Those participating will leave with a heightened awareness of their own biases, gain compassion of racial and gender differences and learn what action they can take to make changes to their companies and workplaces to become more diverse and inclusive.

    Please register and plan to attend, pass this link along, and bring those within your organization who influence hiring and culture decisions with you.


    Date and Time
    Thursday, July 22, 2021
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET via Zoom

    Free for ULI Cincinnati Members 
    $15 for Non-Members
    Employees of ULI Cincinnati Annual Sponsors with eligible credits can register without charge by emailing cincinnati@uli.org.
    So that our panelists and workshop participants will feel free to share, this session will not be recorded and interested participants are encouraged to attend "live" and bring others with influence and passion. 

    Thank you to our Women's Leadership Initiative sponsor, The Model Group, for their support. 


    August 26, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Building a Positive Work Culture 

    October 28, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    What Success Looks Like 



    Scott Taylor

    Senior Vice President Commercial Real Estate, Huntington National Bank

    Scott Taylor is with Huntington Bank as a Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager, working in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas, as well as Dayton and Springfield. Scott uses his more than 20 years’ experience to develop, maintain and deepen Commercial Real Estate relationships in strategic alignment with the risk profile of the bank. He also enjoys serving the community through volunteerism and board/committee positions supporting local non-profits.


    Teresa Tanner

    Founder and CEO, Reserve Squad

    Teresa J. Tanner is Founder and CEO of Reserve Squad, a talent solution designed to preserve a company’s professional female workforce through a new, innovative work model. Formerly Chief Administrative Officer with Fifth Third Bank, Tanner spent nearly 30 years in corporate America, where she worked to deliver innovative benefits to help women succeed in the workplace and at home. A seasoned C-suite executive, Tanner is known for her diverse skill set, ability to drive employee and customer loyalty, and as a national thought-leader on gender parity in the workplace.


    Brittany Wade

    Chief Operating Officer, Courageous Love

    Brittany Wade is the COO of Courageous Love the parent company that leads LivingUndivided and WorkingUNDIVIDED. She is also the Founder of Wildfire Research. Brittany is passionate about helping people and organizations find their story and next steps at the intersection of race, data, and faith. With a background in commercial market research, including seven years with Nielsen, previously being a research director with one of the country's largest churches, and her experience consulting around race and data Brittany’s combination of skills provides a variety of leadership experience and expertise to the Courageous Love team. Brittany has a degree in Business Administration, an MBA from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, and currently resides in Cincinnati.


    Daniella Beltran

    Urban Planner, YARD & Company

    Daniella thrives in helping communities realize their potential to be fun, productive and connected places through relationship-building and compelling visual content that ties data and research together with place-based strategies. Community building in socio-economically challenged neighborhoods is a crucial part of Daniella’s background. Her ability to break down neighborhood complexities, paired with architectural design and community planning training, enables her work focused on aligning community assets to leverage under-utilized spaces and systems so that valuable, vibrant places can be established. Daniella pays close attention to opportunities within every project to address inequities. She is equally passionate about enhanced street and public realm designs that facilitate expanded transportation options to advance social interactions and economic resiliency.


    Yvonne Ballard

    President/ Owner , www.novedecor.com

    Yvonne Ballard is a 41 year old Cincinnati native, happily married celebrating 26 years of marriage. Together they have three wonderful children and one awesome grandson. Family is the heartbeat of her structure and balance. She established her brand 8 years ago as NOVE Home & Body Decor LLC the collaborative of Interior Design + Fashion to exercise her gift, see her portfolio at www.novedecor.com. Yvonne's value proposition is economic development and design. She is a natural visionary with the passion to build community through decor, color and styling. Some career accolades include: being a Real Estate Accelerator Lab 2.0 graduate, a ULI Cincinnati WLI Committee member, MORTAR Cincinnati Alum, Turner Construction certification recipient, Venue Magazine Women of Influence nominee, GCMI Cincinnati business judge, Celebrity stage designs for Dr. Carol Mae Jamison, Soledad Obrien & David Banner. Local designs include The Blonde Apartments downtown Cincinnati, and Madison House resident full condo design. Yvonne has been a Regional Retail Designer for 11 years at American Signature Furnishings. According to Yvonne, "Graduating REAL 2.0 has allowed me to reimagine my platform as a globe trotter in design, expanding from fashion pop up shops, styling and residential interiors to owning land and buildings to creatively develop for generations of wealth."