Pathways to Inclusion
ULI Nashville Pathways to Inclusion initiative was launched in 2019, in concert with the ULI Spring Meeting hosted in Nashville. ULI Nashville welcomes the shared and enriched benefits, experiences and knowledge that growth in the diversity of ULI membership and in the industries represented in the ULI organization brings.
MISSION – The mission of Pathways to Inclusion is expressed in its four primary objectives:
- Promote the advancement of diverse communities throughout their careers as leaders in the real estate/design/development industry.
- Increase the number of diverse communities who serve in leadership positions in the real estate/design/development industry and in ULI.
- Increase the visibility of diverse communities in positions of leadership in the real estate/design/development industry and in ULI.
- Increase the number of diverse communities who are active ULI members, and support the development of minorities as leaders in ULI and in their professions.
“I am extremely grateful to have been accepted into ULI Pathways. I became a member during the start of the pandemic as well as around the time of social unrest with many high profile cases and race motivated incidents. It was at a time when people were craving to stay connected and also a time when people needed assurance that their feelings were valid. It was and still is great to have this soft space to share ideas that have community impact and also to be encouraged by likeminded individuals. I know that our community is better off because of this Pathways program.” – V.F.
“ULI Pathways allowed me as a recent transplant to this region to get a much-needed sense of the major community concerns as it relates to my profession of architecture. It also gave me submersion and connectivity to a group of people who look like me who have experienced great success in their careers. It has also provided unlimited access to people in the know that can point me in the right direction regarding business resources.” – T.W.
“The connections and friendships that I have made over the past 3 years have been invaluable to me personally and professionally. Our business has grown in scale because of idea sharing, and business opportunities presented. Most of all, I truly feel like I have a voice (no matter how small) in the real estate industry in Nashville. I feel like my voice and knowledge matters and provides valuable guidance to other professionals in our area. Even though our company is a small seven figure revenue business, ULI Nashville makes us feel as though we are just as valuable as some of the nine, ten and eleven figure businesses that we participate with monthly. I value every experience and opportunity that I have within ULI Nashville, and I never hesitated to tell anyone that wants to listen the value of ULI. I am extremely excited about the years to come and the change we will influence across the industry and nation.” – TL
PROGRAMMING / ACTION ITEMS
Throughout the year, ULI Nashville Pathways to Inclusion will offer programs, initiatives and special events, each designed to serve, support and engage its participants in different ways. Pathways participants help plan, implement and participate in the following opportunities:
- Stoop Talks with a Leader – Stoop Talks provide opportunities for casual conversations between Pathways participants and ULI Nashville member industry leaders.
- Pathways Network Exchange – Promote a strong national network among Pathways participants in all ULI District Councils which host a Pathways to Inclusion program.
- Manage the Pathways to Inclusion Program – Pathways participants work with ULI Nashville staff to design, refine and manage the on-going Pathways to Inclusion Program.
- Face-to-Face: Making Change to Racism and Real Estate: A Virtual Series for Listening and Learning – Following the January 2020 Fishbowl Discussion to Balance Economic Development with Minimizing Displacement from Gentrification, Pathways participants provide thought and action leadership through District Council programs like this one to further the understanding, representation, and action needed to create a more equitable and diversely-engaged city.
Pathways to Inclusion Committee:
Tarrick Love (Hart-Love Builders), Co-Chair
Terry White (Purser White Architecture, PLLC), Co-Chair
Pathways Event Committee:
Jasmine Greer (Hashicorp), Co-Chair
Shonte’ Walton (Fabric & Finish), Co-Chair
Pathways Stoop Talks:
Brannon Butler (STREAM), Co-Chair
Quan Poole (Waller), Co-Chair
Thank you to our generous 2023 Pathways to Inclusion Sponsors!