Veritas Women In Real Estate

 


Veritas Women In Real Estate (VWIRE)

Veritas Women In Real Estate (VWIRE) is a resource group by and for current and future women leaders at Veritas. All genders are invited to participate in our events.

VWIRE is an inclusive group, formed by female executives and welcoming to all genders, that holds discussions and events to foster mentorship and growth among female staff. Pay equity is a top priority for Veritas, and an independent corporate committee oversees the company’s compensation programs and implementation to ensure competitive and fairly balanced compensation.

Fran Federman December 14, 2023 Speaker Series: Fran Federman
EVP and CIO at CyrusOne
December 14, 2023
Speaker Series: Fran Federman
EVP and CIO at CyrusOne

Fran Federman
Fran Federman

As Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Fran Federman is responsible for leading CyrusOne’s capital markets activities and related strategic transactions.

Fran previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at IQHQ, a developer and owner of life science real estate. Prior to that, Fran served in various roles at Ventas, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Capital Markets and Managing Director of the Ventas Life Science and Healthcare Real Estate Fund. She previously worked as the Director of Global Treasury and Capital Markets for Terraform Global, including during its IPO, and held roles in Capital Markets and Finance at Prologis.

In addition to her professional experiences, Fran also is active in Chief, an organization focused on supporting women in senior leadership positions, and the Urban Land Institute, a leading organization in the broader real estate industry, as well as serving on the boards of One Tail at a Time and the National Eating Disorder Association.

Federman received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

Christine Ramsey November 16, 2023 Speaker Series: Christine Ramsey
CAO, Draper & Kramer
November 16, 2023
Speaker Series: Christine Ramsey
CAO, Draper & Kramer

Christine Ramsey
Christine Ramsey

Christine Ramsey is chief administrative officer for Draper and Kramer, Inc., responsible for human resources, communications, stockholder relations, risk management and office services. During her tenure with the company Ramsey has played a key role in defining and shaping Draper and Kramer’s strong, employee-focused work culture. With her skill in communicating the company’s vision and strategy, as well as her ability to connect with employees and partners, she remains an important cultural steward for the firm.

Ramsey joined Draper and Kramer in 2016 as senior vice president of human resources. Under her leadership, Draper and Kramer was named one of the Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” in 2017 and 2018. Before joining Draper and Kramer, Ramsey was senior vice president of talent and transformation for Revenew Systems, a technology startup company; and senior director of talent management for Catamaran, which provides pharmacy benefit management and medical record keeping services. She also was director of recruitment and retention at Aon Corporation.

Ramsey has a bachelor’s degree in humanistic studies and business from St. Mary’s College and a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from Loyola University Chicago.

October 12, 2023 Speaker Series: Veronica Unnikrishnan & Monica Molina
October 12, 2023
Speaker Series: Veronica Unnikrishnan & Monica Molina
Learning to Lead with Veronica and Monica

Juggle is Real

Veronica Unnikrishnan
Monica Molina

VWIRE (Veritas Women in Real Estate) – presents a delightful chat with two gracious female leaders – Veronica Unnikrishnan, Partner and Global Head of Innovation at 5Q and Monica Molina, SVP – People and Culture at Veritas Investments. They’ll share their leadership journeys, helpful tips for aspiring female leaders, and will answer all your burning questions during the Q&A at the end.

As Partner & Global Head of Innovation, Strategic Partnerships and Marketing, Veronica is responsible for growing the business for 5Q’s four Service Lines and leads Employee Engagement initiatives. For the past 25 years, she has focused her career on delivering outstanding measurable outcomes and providing real solutions to very complex problems for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations. Prior to 5Q, she led multiple strategic initiatives as part of the global digital and technology governance organization for the largest commercial real estate services company in the world. She is a cultural transformation catalyst with years of experience leading change and delivering large and complex technology, process and people initiatives across multiple industries. She currently holds a patent in technology for third-party payment account services and is a DBJ Women in Technology award winner.

August 20, 2023 “The Juggle is Real” Parent Event

“The Juggle is Real” Parent Event

August 20, 2023

Juggle is Real

Inviting all parents, parent hopefuls, and parent supporters to join a fun and lively conversation on August 30th at 11am -12pm about the lessons and learnings from this summer’s childcare scramble, how we’re tackling the challenges that this fall will bring, and mining the wisdom of the group to answer your burning questions. Looking forward to seeing you there!

June 22, 2023 Virtual Speed Mentoring

Virtual Speed Mentoring

June 22, 2023

We’re excited to invite you to our VWIRE sponsored Virtual Speed Mentoring event on June 22nd at 11am-12pm! The event will be held via Zoom.What is speed mentoring?: Speed mentoring is a series of short conversations on questions of your choice from our prompt list. You will meet with a mentor one-on-on or in a small group for a 10 to 15-minute session. At the end of the mentoring round, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with another mentor. Repeat!

Power Up Workshop May 25, 2023 “Power Up” Workshop 5 – Realize Your Purpose

“Power Up” Workshop 5 – Realize Your Purpose

May 25, 2023

The “POWER Up” tool is designed to help women take their success to the next level. This is session five – “Realize Your Purpose” – of the five-session program.The POWER Up tool is separated into five categories that include both power-diminishing behaviors to curb and power-building behaviors to embrace. While there is a wealth of information available to read and watch, the goal of the tool is to simplify and condense the information to get at the heart of the behaviors that can help you build your POWER Up skills.

Speed mentoring discussion between two women March 29, 2023 Speed Mentoring

Speed Mentoring

March 29, 2023

We’re excited to invite you to our VWIRE sponsored Speed Mentoring event on March 29th at 11am-12pm!
What is speed mentoring?: Speed mentoring is a series of short conversations on questions of your choice from our prompt list. You will meet with a mentor one-on-on or in a small group for a 15-minute session. At the end of the mentoring round, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with another mentor. Repeat!

Power Up Workshop February 23, 2023 “Power Up” Workshop 4 – Elevate Your Communication

“Power Up” Workshop 4 – Elevate Your Communication

February 23, 2023
Power Up Workshop

The “POWER Up” tool is designed to help women take their success to the next level. This is session four – “Elevate Your Communication” – of the five-session program.
The POWER Up tool is separated into five categories that include both power-diminishing behaviors to curb and power-building behaviors to embrace. While there is a wealth of information available to read and watch, the goal of the tool is to simplify and condense the information to get at the heart of the behaviors that can help you build your POWER Up skills.

January 19, 2023 Speaker Series: Amrita Sandhu
Investment Banking Executive
January 19, 2023
Speaker Series: Amrita Sandhu
Investment Banking Executive


Amrita Sandhu

Amrita Sandhu is Managing Director, and Global Head of HR for Nomura’s Investment Banking division, and she’s based in New York. Prior to joining Nomura she was at McKinsey & Company for over 7 years as Head of Talent Management and Global Learning Leader. She also brings additional financial services, investment banking, and structured finance experience from her time at E&Y, Deutsche Bank, and Markit. She’s an innovative and entrepreneurial Senior Human Resources Leader with extensive global experience navigating highly matrixed companies in diverse industries. She was a long-time member of the Financial Women’s Association and current member of Women Advancing Microfinance and current CHIEF member.

Power Up Workshop October 27, 2022 “Power Up” Workshop 3 – Widen Your Network

“Power Up” Workshop 3 – Widen Your Network

October 27, 2022
Power Up Workshop

The “POWER Up” tool is designed to help women take their success to the next level. This is session three – “Widen Your Network” – of the five-session program.
The POWER Up tool is separated into five categories that include both power-diminishing behaviors to curb and power-building behaviors to embrace. While there is a wealth of information available to read and watch, the goal of the tool is to simplify and condense the information to get at the heart of the behaviors that can help you build your POWER Up skills.

September 16, 2022 Speaker Series: Timshel Tarbet
Health Insurance Executive, Equity Strategist
September 16, 2022
Speaker Series: Timshel Tarbet
Health Insurance Executiv, Equity Strategist


Timshel Tarbet

Timshel Tarbet is the VP of Business Excellence and Diversity Strategy at SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit, Medicare Advantage, health maintenance organization based in Long Beach, California. Timshel is focused on leading initiatives expanding inclusivity both from a human resources standpoint but also by serving new and existing populations in ways that are linguistically and culturally competent. She’s a human resources leader with extensive experience & success in building, scaling, and transforming programs and leading change. She’s known for her ability to move the needle in performance and provide leadership empowering team members to be their best. She an HBR published author, former Air Force, and fellow CHIEF member.

August 25, 2022 Speaker Series: Victoria Pelletier
Managing Director, Keynote Speaker, Author, Diversity & Inclusion Leader
August 25, 2022
Speaker Series: Victoria Pelletier
Managing Director, Keynote Speaker, Author, Diversity & Inclusion Leader

Victoria Pelletier
Victoria Pelletier

Victoria is no stranger to the corporate board room, by the time Victoria was 24 years old, she was COO of a multinational corporation. Now with 20+ years in corporate leadership, Victoria has held senior roles in companies such as Accenture, IBM, and American Express. She’s overcome great personal adversity and tremendous odds to pursue a life of corporate success and leadership.

June 30, 2022 Speaker Series: Stephanie Versin
SVP, Marketing and Leasing
June 30, 2022
Speaker Series: Stephanie Versin
SVP, Marketing and Leasing


Stephanie Versin

Stephanie joined us in January and leads the Marketing and Leasing functions at Veritas. She has over 20 years of marketing, communications, and sales leadership experience. Prior to joining Veritas she held senior leadership positions with Sightline Hospitality, Prometheus Real Estate Group, Accor’s Sofitel- and Novotel hotels, and both Hyatt and Kimpton Hotels. We’re honored to interview her, hear her leadership journey, and learn from her experience as an inspiring woman in real estate.

Power Up Workshop May 12, 2022 “Power Up” Workshop 2 – Own Your Career

“Power Up” Workshop 2 – Own Your Career

May 12, 2022
Power Up Workshop

The “POWER Up” tool is designed to help women take their success to the next level. This is session two – “Own your Career” – of the five-session program. The POWER Up tool is separated into five categories that include both power-diminishing behaviors to curb and power-building behaviors to embrace. While there is a wealth of information available to read and watch, the goal of the tool is to simplify and condense the information to get at the heart of the behaviors that can help you build your POWER Up skills.

February 25, 2022 “The Juggle is Real” Parent Event

“The Juggle is Real” Parent Event

February 25, 2022

Do you sometimes wonder if you’re the only one dealing with some very real working parent problems? Have you been a working parent for a while now but the never-ending pandemic has really made things tough? Are you thinking about becoming a parent, but want to hear more about how others have handled the intricate juggle of childcare, life, and work? Do you have some awesome parenting tips to share? We’d love to have you join us!

November 12, 2021 Speaker Series: Terri Lynn Cardona
Consultant, Entrepreneur, Former Real Estate Executive
November 12, 2021
Speaker Series: Terri Lynn Cardona
Consultant, Entrepreneur, Former Real Estate Executive

Terri Lynn Cardona
Terri Lynn Cardona

Terri Lynn was a Senior Vice President at Prometheus Real Estate Group prior to founding her own consulting practice – Stone Soup Performance Consulting. She’ll be sharing her career journey, her experiences in real estate, how she’s seen other women be successful in real state, why women should be in real estate, and will be introducing a career shaping philosophy called “The Art of Deliberate Success.”

Power Up Workshop October 14, 2021 “Power Up” Workshop 1 – Taking Success to the Next Level

“Power Up” Workshop 1 – Taking Success to the Next Level

October 14, 2021

Power Up Workshop

The “POWER Up” tool is designed to help women take their success to the next level. This is session one – “Taking Success to the Next Level” – of the five-session program. The POWER Up tool is separated into five categories that include both power-diminishing behaviors to curb and power-building behaviors to embrace. While there is a wealth of information available to read and watch, the goal of the tool is to simplify and condense the information to get at the heart of the behaviors that can help you build your POWER Up skills.

September 2, 2021 “The Juggle is Real” Parent Event

“The Juggle is Real” Parent Event

September 2, 2021

Are you a new parent and wonder if you’re the only one dealing with some very real working parent problems? Have you been a working parent for a minute (aka. forever) but the pandemic has really thrown you for a loop? Are you thinking about becoming a parent, but want to hear more about how others have handled the intricate blend of childcare, life, and work? Do you have some awesome parenting hacks? We’d love to have you join us!

September 22, 2020 Speaker Series: Kim Janson
Power of Understanding People with Kim Janson
September 22, 2020
Speaker Series: Kim Janson
Power of Understanding People with Kim Janson


Kim Janson

In addition to learning what personality type you are, she’ll be sharing tips and strategies for working with colleagues of different types, enhancing your self-awareness, and improving your conflict management capabilities. This personality type analysis comes from the book: “The Power of Understanding People.” Developing successful relationships is critical to our success in both our personal and professional lives. The Power of Understanding People shows you how to establish and develop extremely effective relationships by providing you with techniques to better identify and understand the intrinsic needs of others.