Cushman & Wakefield’s Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) Silicon Valley Chapter recently hosted a relaxing yoga session followed by a fun brunch and company networking experience. The special event focusing on mental and physical health took place on the morning of Saturday, September 21 at Santana Row, a renowned mixed-use project where our offices in San Jose/Silicon Valley are located. Cushman & Wakefield participants consisted of a diverse group of folks from Asset Services, Project and Development Services (PDS) and Global Occupier Services (GOS).
The one-hour yoga session was part of a larger summer series sponsored by lululemon, a retail tenant of Santana Row, who offers yoga every Saturday in the project’s courtyard. WIN SV Chapter Lead Tiffany Lauchlan of Asset Services, and WIN SV Co-Chapter Lead Vanessa Chavira of PDS helped organize the event for Cushman & Wakefield employees. The duo also set up a Cushman & Wakefield check in table where they handed out company-branded lip balm and hand sanitizer. Additional C&W participants included, from Asset Services—Angie Walz, Noreen Castillo, Michelle Piazza, Sean Yamagiwa, and Brian Chavez, and from GOS—Subling Douglas, Suzanne Kato, and Melody Fosse.
Following yoga, the rejuvenated group walked down to our local on-site office where they enjoyed a light brunch and mimosas on our private outdoor patio. The group each took an opportunity to introduce themselves to one another, sharing their stories, roles, and how they arrived at Cushman & Wakefield. Notably, GOS attendees, who had never seen C&W’s ultra-modern Santana Row office before, were also given a personally guided tour. The brunch lasted well beyond the scheduled time, as everyone was having such a great time socializing and getting to know each other better.
The Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) was created to accelerate the advancement of women working at Cushman & Wakefield. By sharing information, best practices, education, and experience, members of this group help one another develop leadership skills and career advancing opportunities. The group’s mission is to develop and support the talents of our women team members, and have meaningful impact on the firm’s performance.
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Story by Joshua Deale, Communications Manager