The Goldie Initiative Establishes New Foundation Partnership To Support Female Graduate Students In The Commercial Real Estate Industry

The Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative (‘The Goldie Initiative®”), a nonprofit organization designed to prepare women for senior leadership roles in all sectors of commercial real estate, has partnered with the Annexstad Family Foundation in providing scholarship support for two cohort members in The Goldie Initiative’s Goldie Scholars program. The Goldie Initiative has created a professional community of women with extraordinary academic and leadership potential, known as Goldie Scholars.

With a unique strategy of scholarship, mentoring, networking and skills development, The Goldie Initiative cultivates talented women into future leaders. The program supports women pursuing graduate-level studies in business, law, design, or management with a focus on real estate. Over 30 current Goldie Scholars are studying in real estate-related programs at nearly 20 universities nationwide. Since 2007, The Goldie Initiative has supported nearly 200 female graduate students.

The focus of this partnership is to provide scholarship support to up to two Goldie Scholars over the next two years.  As part of The Goldie Initiative’s scholarship selection process, specific Goldie Scholars will be identified as recipients of the funding from the Annexstad Family Foundation and be eligible to receive additional benefits from the Foundation, which offers its own supportive programming on many university campuses. Selected Goldie Scholars will have the opportunity to opt into the Foundation in-person and virtual programming. They will also be included in the Annexstad Family Foundation’s current community of undergraduate students and alumni.

Thanks to this generous contribution, the next two Goldie Scholar cohorts will be strengthened by this additional exposure and added programming for selected Scholars. These Goldie Scholars will be announced at the same time as the overall Goldie Scholar 2024-25 cohort, in August 2024.

The Goldie Initiative 2024-25 Scholarship Application is now open. Applications will be accepted through June 2, 2024, for the 2024-25 school year.

About the organizations

The Goldie Initiative

The mission of The Goldie Initiative is to prepare women to advance as leaders in commercial real estate (CRE) by providing financial and professional support. The organization offers a prestigious leadership program designed to develop the next generation of women executives in the CRE industry.

Annexstad Family Foundation

The Annexstad Family Foundation was established in 2000 with the mission of providing college scholarships to deserving young people who have overcome challenging circumstances in their young lives. The scholarship programs focus on helping these students continue on paths to their goals with little to no debt.