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DIALOG’s Dorsa Jalalian Inducted to Women’s Leadership Initiative Championship Team

June 21, 2023

Each year, the most influential female-identified leaders in the Toronto real estate development, land use, and city-building sector are chosen as the Toronto Urban Land Institute (ULI) Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Championship Team – demonstrating ongoing leadership and skills within the industry.

We are proud to announce DIALOG’s Dorsa Jalalian, Senior Urban Designer, was selected as a member of the WLI 2023 Championship Team. The WLI Champions represent a group of outstanding individuals, celebrating women’s leadership in building a stronger Toronto Region through the responsible use of land. The inductees reflect the strength of Toronto’s development industry and support a healthier, more prosperous, equitable region.

Dorsa Jalalian, Senior Urban Designer, DIALOG

Dorsa, along with other industry-leaders, were formally honoured yesterday evening, June 20, at WLI’s celebration event, held at Toronto’s Stackt Market.

Selected Championship members must display exceptional dedication and success in building thriving communities across the Toronto region, have the capacity to inspire others in the industry, and show a commitment to their community through leadership in community organizations.

Dorsa continues to put people at the heart of all designs, inspired by the opportunity to create flourishing communities. Her dedication to cultivating inclusive environments that contribute to public health, environmental sustainability, and economic vitality speak to her commitment in creating welcoming, urban spaces.

Congratulations to Dorsa and all 2023 Championship Team inductees!

To read Dorsa’s interview, click here.

To learn about the inductees of 2023, click here.


About ULI (Urban Land Institute)

ULI is the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. ULI is its members—delivering the mission, shaping the future of the industry, and creating thriving communities around the globe. ULI’s mission is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. They provide their members with independent forums for discussion and debate about city building issues and best practices. ULI is supported by over 2600 public and private sector members.

About WLI (Women’s Leadership Initiative)

WLI Toronto is committed to increasing the number and visibility of women in leadership roles at ULI Toronto and the industry in general, by promoting the value that ULI offers for women in the industry. The Toronto District Council takes on a leadership role with WLI by spotlighting women in our various programs and initiatives. Its mission is to promote the advancement and visibility of women throughout their careers as leaders within ULI and in the real estate industry and increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions within ULI and in the industry.