In this episode of the RENEW podcast, founder Lauren Martin sits down with Deena Zimmerman, vice president at SVN Chicago and the National Council Co-Chair of Retail for SVN. The two women talk about Deena’s leap into commercial real estate and the initial challenges in a male-dominated industry - from gender biases and skepticism regarding financial acumen to the threat of harassment. The candid conversation revolves around the pressure on women to be more prepared, the importance of embracing individuality and the need for women to carve out their own space. The conversation also touches on safety during conferences and the essence of checking on each other.
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