A WX Charitable Fund initiative, the WX Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and support bright and talented young women in their pursuit of careers in real estate and real estate related professions. In keeping with our mission, WX awards scholarships to promising students studying real estate at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and demonstrated interest in real estate through involvement in courses, clubs, internships, job experience, etc. Scholarship amounts range from $2,000 to $10,000 for tuition expenses. Additionally, financial need and the likelihood of candidates working in the New York City area are important criteria. We work closely with participating schools to align our application process to their academic calendars and curricula.
In addition to providing financial support, WX scholarships offer valuable mentoring opportunities and career guidance to recipients. WX also provides networking events described below that cater to young professionals.
The goal of the WX Mentoring Program is to promote the advancement of women in real estate professions by introducing mentees to career opportunities and female leaders in various real estate fields. This is achieved through programming, formal and informal mentoring, and by employing the knowledge and experience of the WX members to assist mentees as they begin their real estate careers.
Conversations is an interactive panel that provides a unique opportunity for female students and junior professionals interested in real estate to converse with leading female executives in New York's dynamic real estate industry.
Perspectives is WX's annual gathering of WX Members and junior women real estate professionals. Previous topics have included:
- Hurricane Sandy and Rising Currents
- Green is Money
- Private Equity
- New York State of Mind - Real Estate Trends in New York City
- A Survival Handbook - Career Strategies for Women in Real Estate
Scholarship recipients are also invited to many WX events as guests of the WX Scholarship Committee. A sampling of these events include:
WX Annual Dinner
An exclusive opportunity to meet and network with a broader section of commercial real estate professionals within New York City.
WX holds monthly breakfast meetings for members and invited guests, featuring distinguished speakers or panels relevant to the real estate industry.