2024 WLI Championship Team: Nominations Now Open

In 2014, the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto, set a mandate to advance and recognize women leaders in the city-building industry within the Greater Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe region, and the first class of the WLI Championship Team was born.
Annually, inspiring women from the real estate and land use development industry in the Greater Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe Region are nominated by their peers, and formally welcomed as new inductees to the WLI Championship Team at the annual WLI reception in June. Details for the 2024 WLI reception to be announced soon.

You’re invited to nominate a female-identifying leader who has demonstrated excellent leadership and mentorship within the real estate development, land use, and/or city-building industry in the Greater Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe Region. As ULI Toronto is committed to dismantling systemic barriers to success, it is encouraged to identify and nominate those individuals within your network who have demonstrated excellence in our industry, particularly those from equity-seeking groups, and people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages, ethnicities, gender identities or sexual orientations.

View the current Champion Team


Nomination Criteria for Successful 2024 WLI Championships include:

  • Approximately a decade in the industry.
  • Exceptional leadership skills demonstrated within real estate development, city building, or other land use related disciplines.
  • Ongoing dedication to building thriving, inclusive communities.
  • Initiative to empower and mentor others in their organization / industry.
  • Commitment to their community shown through active involvement in community organizations.


Nomination Process:

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – Friday, March 22, 2024: To nominate a female-identifying leader, complete the online nomination form with details on your nominee’s leadership within the industry.
  • The Selection Committee will use a scale between 0 – 5 to identify each nominee’s degrees of excellence in satisfying each of the criteria, based on the information provided. The selection will then be made based on the overall scoring.
  • To ensure a holistic evaluation of the nominees, it is crucial for the Selection Committee to have as much detail as possible about the nominee’s achievements.

Nominations are due by Friday March 22, 2024.

Submit a Nomination

When Nominations are due by Friday March 22, 2024

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Should you have any questions, please email toronto@uli.org