Suzanne Kinney, NAIOP Arizona

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 4, 2021) – AZCREW, the commercial real estate organization that exists to transform the industry by advancing women globally, presents its annual Women Icons event, this year featuring “Leading Ladies of Commercial Real Estate Organizations.”

Speakers for the event include Suzanne Kinney, President and CEO, NAIOP Arizona; Deb Sydenham, Executive Director, ULI Arizona; Lindsey Carlson, President, AZCREW; Marina Hammersmith, 2020 Chapter President, Central Arizona CCIM; and Carrie, Kelly, Executive Director, Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).

Deb Sydenham, ULI Arizona

The program is scheduled for Oct. 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Central Arts Plaza conference facility, 1850 N. Central Ave., in Phoenix. It is an in-person event. Registration is $40 for AZCREW members and $50 for nonmembers.

“The lineup for this year’s panel is proof that women are taking their seat at the table,” said Heather Skinner, AZCREW board member and incoming president. “Each of our speakers has exhibited exemplary leadership both within the industry and their respective organizations.

“We’re thrilled that the five major commercial real estate organizations in the Valley are led by women, but there is still much to accomplish. CREW Network is leading the way globally for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry,” Skinner said.

Those attending are required to fill out a COVID-19 waiver prior to attending the event. Register here. The waiver can be found on the registration form.


AZCREW is the local affiliate of CREW Network. CREW Network is at the forefront of achieving gender equity and greater diversity in commercial real estate. We will achieve this by transforming the industry by advancing women globally. Our membership offers unparalleled business development, leadership opportunities and networking both locally in your market and globally across our 12,000-member base. For more information visit