ULI Sydney: Career Coaching Workshop with Nina James


2022-09-21 - 2022-11-23
Event Fees
ULI Members: $300 AUD + GST
Non-members: $400 AUD + GST

ULI Australia and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Sydney chapter are pleased to invite you to register for the first Career Planning Programme for women in property.

The WLI champions the advancement of women throughout their career in the real estate sector, with the ambition of increasing the number of and visibility of women in leadership positions. With this ambition in mind, the WLI has designed a bespoke programme to support the development of a fully resolved career plan with short- and long-term targets.

Programme Highlights:

You will get to attend three workshops in person, each workshop spans 90 minutes, and one month apart. The facilitator will walk you through a programme, starting with long term vision to define short- and long-term goals.

21 September – Imagining your Future
26 October – Identifying your strengths and Weaknesses 
23 November  – Refining your Career Landscape 


During this programme, you will outline your strengths and weaknesses, identify skill and education gaps, map your network, identify possible career directions and chart a course to achieve your career ambitions. Each of the three workshops will see you through this programme with pre-work required.

The Facilitator

Nina James will facilitate the WLI Career Planning programme. Nina has been an active member and supporter of the ULI Australia, and a vocal champion of the WLI since its inception in Australia. Nina has built this programme over the last decade, working with friends in the industry to support their career development and progression. Nina has more than 20 years of experience in real estate. In additin, she is the benefactor of terrific career planning and is an advocate in career planning, in particular for women in property.

The Commitment

Each attendee will be invited to contribute in each workshop, by way of testing their own ambitions and gaps, inviting group collaboration in defining solutions and action items. The open discussion forums will encourage attendees to share their experience and offer network connections to bridge any gaps identified. Your attendance will require preparation for each session, to ensure each 90 mins is used to its full capacity. In registering for the course, you are also agreeing to Chatham House Rules, to respect the confidentiality of your fellow attendees.

Outcomes of this Programme

You will meet 12 other impressive women, expanding your personal network and actively supporting your career progression. You will develop a comprehensive career plan, charting a course to retirement and ultimately take pride in your career achievements.

Who should attend?

This career planning programme is designed for aspiring professionals with more than 5 years experience in the workforce. Whether you are feeling stuck in your career or striving for leadership, do not miss the chance to network and gain insights! Register now for our 2022 WLI Bespoke Career Planning Programme.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 21 September

Wedesday, 26 October

Wednesday, 23 November

Time: 8:00am - 9:30 am

Light breakfast will be provided in each workshop.

Event Fees:

ULI Members: $300

Non-members: $400

Venue: Blackstone

Level 20

126 Phillip St
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Important Event Information

The ULI Australia is a COVID safe organisation. The safety of our guests, speakers and staff is our top priority.

This event will be run in accordance with the current NSW Government health orders.

If the government requirements change in advance of the event, we will contact you and update you about your attendance. Registrants will be granted a full refund if you present with COVID or flu like symptoms pre-event.
ULI reserves the right to alter speaker/s or program of events or cancel the event in its entirety. ULI Australia reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove from the premises any person who causes a disturbance. 
Requests for refunds will be honored up to 7 days prior to the event. Request for refunds must be made in writing. We will refund your registration cost if the event you have registered for is cancelled because the government extends or amends its existing COVID-19 restrictions.
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Nina James

Managing Director and Head of Asia ESG, Blackstone Group

Nina James is a Managing Director and Head of Asia ESG for Blackstone Real Estate. Nina is responsible for the design and delivery of the global RE ESG strategy as it pertains to the Asia Pac region, including 15% emissions reduction programme and broader sustainability programmes across the RE Asia business. These include investor, staff, industry, and asset engagement programmes across the region. Before joining Blackstone, Nina was the GM Responsible Investment and Corporate Sustainability for Investa Property Group. Nina sits on the Australian UNPRI Advisory Committee, the International WELL Building Institute WELL Portfolio Advisory Group, the ULI Australia Executive Counsel, and the Oceania GRESB Advisory Committee. Nina holds a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales and a Certificate in Sustainable Finance from Columbia University, NY.