Women’s History Month: Being bold for change at JLL

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Women’s History Month originated on March 7, 1982 as Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress passed the first joint resolution to designate March as Women’s History Month. Leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8 and beyond, JLL Chicago came together to celebrate and speak out.

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Throughout the month, we recognized the contributions women have made to our history, our culture and our business. We’re proud to say our business is built on diverse perspectives and we can feel comfortable bringing our whole selves to work.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme was #beboldforchange. We asked our employees – what will you do personally in 2017? Think about how you could help women and girls achieve their ambitions, challenge conscious and unconscious bias, call for gender-balanced leadership, value women and men’s contributions equally and create inclusive, flexible cultures.

women's history monthCheck out some bold JLL-er pledges below:

“I will be a visible and outspoken role model for younger women.”
-Ashley Hoogstraten, Human Resources

“I will speak up and make sure that regardless of gender, people get the credit they deserve both in and out of the workplace.”
-Adam Roberts, Finance

“I pledge to encourage young women to pursue degrees and careers in STEM fields. Personally, my engineering degree opened many doors to a unique career path and many great experiences. I hope that other young women can forge their own exciting paths.”
-Mabry Kritzer, Project and Development Services

“I will help show women the ropes and encourage their professional development when they join our team, making myself available as a mentor and a resource.”
-Joaquin Manriquez, Retail

The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to attract, develop and retain professional women at JLL to be an employer and partner of choice. For more information on all of our Employee Resource Groups, click here.