CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2011 – Jones Lang LaSalle held its first-ever Women's Summit this week, underscoring the firm's leadership in advancing women's careers and its commitment to diversity. The two-day meeting engaged 60 of the firm's manager-level women in thought-provoking sessions that addressed broad issues facing women in today’s workplace and in the corporate real estate industry, and provided them with innovative tools to successfully navigate their careers within the firm.
As part of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, the Summit demonstrated the firm’s proactive effort to attract, develop and retain top talent. “Diversity & Inclusion is a fundamental value at Jones Lang LaSalle, similar to teamwork, putting clients first, integrity and respect. It’s not a strategy. It’s who we are,” said Peter Roberts, said Peter Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas.
The attendees at the pilot event, selected by Jones Lang LaSalle’s corporate leaders and based on geography, represent the firm’s future leaders and its different businesses. “The Summit was designed to create a platform on which the women could get visibility with leaders and build networks with their peers.,” explained Angela Roseboro, Chief Diversity Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle.
In addition to hearing from Jones Lang LaSalle’s leading officers on the firm’s broad Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, the women participated in breakout sessions to develop strategies that will advance their careers to become leaders within the firm.
“With our inaugural Women’s Summit, I believe we provided our female talent with the tools to succeed and empower them to become even better leaders within the firm,” said Roseboro. “I’m confident these women will drive our firm’s business and vision to new levels.”
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Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.8 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $45.3 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com