Mission of the Pride Council
Industry Engagement, Education, and Advocacy
The Pride Council engages with real estate firms to support recruitment, retention, and advancement of LGBTQ+ professionals at all levels of the organization. The Council partners with trade associations to improve the representation of openly LGBTQ+ professionals in industry programming and events.
The Pride Council provides opportunities for LGBTQ+ professionals from across the industry to connect on issues of shared interest, both online and in person, and in support of lifelong professional network development.
Mentoring & Leadership Development
The Pride Council's Young Members Committee pairs early- and mid-career professionals as well graduate and undergraduate real estate students for mentorship opportunities.
For senior executives, the Council also offers board readiness workshops in support of LGBTQ+ representation at the highest levels of the industry.
The Pride Council supports research in areas of real estate that are of particular interest for LGBTQ+ communities, including LGBTQ+ housing discrimination, housing needs of LGBTQ+ seniors, LGBTQ+ workplace protections, and the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ status and race and ethnicity.