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Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office celebrates Women’s History Month

Cushman & Wakefield host Phoenix art walk fundraising event

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

Cushman & Wakefield’s office in Phoenix concluded Women’s History Month with elegance and creativity — hosting a special Art Walk and Happy Hour event on March 26.

The event also helped raise money for individuals in their fight against cancer. To the backdrop of live musical entertainment, the evening of inspiration, networking, and celebration of women’s achievements in the arts and business was open to all Cushman & Wakefield employees and genders.

The guest list also featured several illustrious leading women from women-owned businesses in the region, including:

  • Jacobi Interiors, Inc.;
  • Corporate Interior Systems; Forward Tilt; and
  • Haworth, and Allsteel.

“It was our pleasure to put on this event that celebrated so many talented people and businesses while also helping to raise money for such a wonderful and needed cause. We are grateful for all who attended, participated, and worked behind the scenes to make it a success,” said Bryon Carney, managing principal for Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office.

“Hosting events like this are also important for us all to come together and showcase the progress and great work of women in business but to also remember there is a lot of work still needing to be done.”

Several exciting art pieces from CREO were displayed throughout Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office, and offered for sale during the event.

Founded by Leighann Jacobi, Owner of Jacobi Interiors, Inc., along with Sheila Bale, managing director, National Healthcare Advisory with Cushman & Wakefield, CREO is a nonprofit that was created by cancer survivors to provide funding for those in need undergoing treatment.

Ms. Jacobi has battled ovarian cancer for years and remains driven to help support other cancer patients and give back.

With sales still ongoing, the event is expected to have sold over a dozen art pieces totaling approximately $5,000 or more raised. CREO is donating 100% of the proceeds from all event art sales to a list of individuals in need that is provided by local cancer treatment organizations.

“Facing the cancer diagnosis of a close friend really stops you in your tracks,” Ms. Bale said.

“And then to learn the sheer number of people who tragically hear those words each day motivated us to want to do something to help patients that need assistance with everyday life issues. Leighann thought this event was a great idea and jumped on board right away. Our clients along with ourselves need beautiful, tasteful art in our place of work and home. We can beautify our surroundings and help others along the way.”

Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office celebrates Women’s History Month

Among the women-owned business representatives at the event was Lisa Johnson, founder and CEO of Corporate Interior Systems.

Women’s History Month is also a time that Ms. Johnson reflects on her personal journey as a female leader in business. She acknowledges the unique challenges women face, from overcoming gender bias to balancing professional and personal responsibilities.

“At Corporate Interior Systems, we champion diversity, inclusivity, and women’s empowerment. We know diverse perspectives fuel innovation and foster dynamic workplaces,” she said. “I would encourage women to always pursue their ambitions, dreams, and voices, and firmly believe in the power women have to effect change —- as women, we should embrace it.”

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