CREW Network Winter Summit Recap



“You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you were meant to be.”

– Wendy Mann, our new CREW Network CEO and CREW Network Foundation President when describing the path that led her to CREW Network.


New White Paper “Closing The Gap” – This paper talks about:

  • Gender Bias
  • Compensation Practices Mentoring and Sponsorship
  • Ageism
  • Aspiration Gap
  • Key Findings:
    65% of professionals surveyed have personally experienced or observed gender bias against women in CRE in the last five years
  • Survey Results – What is the #1 factor for aspiration gap?
    • 32% Women lack the support in the workplace and/or at home to be successful once they are in the C-Suite
    •  26% Women believe being in the C-Suite will adversely affect their commitments/responsibilities outside of work (i.e. family, volunteering)
    • 17% Women lack the confidence to go for the C-Suite jobs (internal barriers)
    • 14% Women don’t think they can get to the C-Suite due to external barriers
    • 11% Women don’t desire the attention, scrutiny and/or politics that come with the C-Suite
  • Download the new white paper from

 NEW – CREW Network website Launching in Spring 2018

  • Shopping cart for transactions and donations
  • Chapter management dashboard
  • 32 new chapter websites
  • Member directory
  • Desktop and mobile app
  • Member community with a discussion forum, resource library, speakers directory
  • Results will be: increased speed, mobile responsiveness, connections to give and get business, more meaningful member engagement

CREWBiz 2.0 will offer:

  • Better member directory and improved profiles
  • Members only discussion forum
  • Resource library – i.e. committee/chapter playbooks, marketing tool kits, etc
  • Speakers Directory




CREW Network Convention – Houston Texas (Oct. 25-27 2017)

  • Find the “Convince Your Boss” letter on of why the Convention is so important to attend.
  • Learn more about the Network that works and meet with CREW members from all over the continent.


2016 Foundation Highlights

  • 15 scholarships awarded totaling $75,000
  • Nearly 75% chapters donated more than $250,000
  • The annual fundraising event raised $108,234.35
  • All total, more than $700,000 was raised in 2016
  • 91 scholarships totaling $685,000
  • CREW Careers introduced more than 1000 young girls to CRE careers
  • UCREW reached over 900 college students
  • Scholarship deadline is April 30

Don’t miss the Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner for Cape Fear CREW on April 25th, 2017 – look out for details in the calendar and our newsletter!