FROM PLANNING TO PARTNERSHIPS TO PUTTING PLANS INTO ACTION, THESE FIVE WOMEN HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF METRO ATLANTA
By Lori Johnston
These five women who serve as Executive Directors of Community Improvement Districts in metro Atlanta are among the females making names for themselves in Georgia.
They’ve overcome obstacles and stereotypes to become leaders of critical organizations comprised of commercial property owners who tax themselves to fund improvements within those areas. They bring their diverse backgrounds, skill sets and perspectives to a unique intersection of commercial real estate, infrastructure, engineering and politics, which are traditionally male dominated industries.
In doing so, they understand what it takes to develop shared vision, partnerships and teamwork to plan for the future in one of the country’s fastest-growing regions. Here, they share their thoughts on a set of five questions about current projects, their vision and their experiences as women…