Non-Traditional Employment for Women
Since 2015, WX has formed a partnership with Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW), a New York City-based non-profit founded in 1978. NEW prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future.
WX’s collaboration with NEW is aimed at strengthening both organizations and allowing members to develop lasting relationships with the NEW graduate tradeswomen. WX and NEW have participated in a skills workshop and WX Breakfast panel and NEW members have been guests at WX’s Annual Golf Outing. In addition, WX members directly support NEW through WX’s annual Holiday Drive.
Other Partner Organizations
Over the years, WX has supported women in partnership with other real estate and related organizations through funding, mentoring, and membership volunteering. During the past year, some of those programs have included inviting young women from SEO and Girls Who Invest (GWI) to participate with WX mentees in various educational sessions and the annual Career Night hosted by the WX Mentoring Committee. Later this year and next year, WX plans to sponsor and mentor a team of young women as part of the Project Destined training program.
In prior years, WX has funded a Summer Internship Grant Program, which provided living expenses for students working in NYC summer jobs or internships; has raised funds and sent teams of WX members and scholars to Habitat for Humanity Women Build work sites; has provided judges for real estate case competitions and provided grants to Young Women’s Leadership School (YWLS) of East Harlem.
Charitable Fund Board of Directors
Sonia Kaur Bain, Blank Rome
Jennifer Schwartzman, Newmark Knight Frank
Vice President & Secretary
Julie Wong, BentallGreenOak