Beyond a Title Change: The True “Ask” of DE&I Leaders

Acknowledging the need and appointing a principal are only the start of your organizations’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) journey. The work that it takes to develop a culture that embraces inclusion and belonging goes beyond the window dressing of a new title. Endowing these leaders and their teams with authority and resources to build out DE&I programs is a key strategic investment in the longevity of your enterprise. Sit down with DE&I Leaders, Crystal Dukes and Monica Frazier as we explore what it takes to genuinely support DE&I in the rental housing industry, consider the impact on DE&I leaders once their appointed and learn how to help them and your DE&I program thrive. 

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 17 at 2 p.m. ET

Price: Free 

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About the Hosts 

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Crystal Dukes, CAM

Crystal Dukes, Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Director of Education & Training for RealSource Properties, has 18 years of experience in the rental housing industry. She has worked her way up the property management and leasing ranks for Cottonwood Residential and American Campus Communities. Crystal graduated from NAA’s Diversity Leadership Program, served on NAA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and mentored NAA’s 20 in Their Twenties program. Crystal attended the University of South Carolina for General Design and Visual Communications.

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Monica Frazier

Monica Frazier, General Manager for Midwood Investment & Development, has 13 years in rental housing and property management from Village Green and the Department of Housing and Residence Life Office at Saint Louis University. She graduated NAA’s Diversity Leadership Program, and earned her Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida. She also served on committees for both NAA and the Pennsylvania Apartment Association. Monica holds a B.B.A. in Management and a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Saint Louis University.