Kimarie Ankenbrand

Raleigh-Durham Broker Lead, United States

This International Women’s Day and every day, we are proud to recognize our inspiring women leaders and allies at JLL.
Who is a female inspiration/role model to you and why?

Every female in the C-Suite at any company. They simply give hope, encouragement and inspiration to every female behind them that growing a business career and being a leader is possible.

Why does inclusion matter to you?

It allows everyone to be their authentic self and bring their value add and diverse thought to every table. Yes, you need to play the part of a mature and presentable businessperson, but we shouldn’t have to mold ourselves into something we aren’t. If we can accomplish a sense of inclusion, we can bring diverse thought to every table in our business which will make us a more profitable and a culturally leading company.

How are you inspiring women to achieve their ambitions at JLL?

Showing them that I care, that I get where they are coming from, that I get their challenges and that even though it looks like a tall mountain, they can do it. Also, with the help of others we are pushing our leadership to hear their voices so we can be the best we can be in this space. I needed to see women in front of me that looked like me, raising young kids with a husband who has a demanding career. I take great responsibility in helping the next generation believe in themselves, know they have a champion, be their voice, and see that it is possible.

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