Podcast: FTI Experts’ Hub: Fostering Success in CRE Through Education, Diversity
Diverse Thoughts, Perspectives and Experiences are Key to Business Success
June 16, 2023
In this Commercial Property Executive podcast, Ashalata Shettigar, Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Real Estate Solutions practice, discusses strategies for developing a culture that encourages everyone on the team to achieve their full potential.
Ashalata is a first-generation immigrant who brings her Indian culture as a value-add to work. She is adamant that having a varied range of ideas, viewpoints, and experiences is essential for company success. She oversees several activities aimed at assisting women and other underrepresented groups progress in their professions in her role as a diversity ambassador leader for the Roseland, New Jersey office.
Through career development programs, professional development courses, mentorship opportunities, and networking, FTI Consulting empowers all employees to work in an inclusive environment and realize their full potential. For instance, FTI WIN brings together female employees to support their development as leaders. To assist female and diverse students in developing their networks and gaining technical expertise early in their careers, FTI Consulting also offers a program specifically designed for internships.
These activities and programs work together to create a strong, diverse staff that will eventually promote success.
Time Breakdown on Main Topics Covered:
- Why diversity is so important to her (1:02)
- The evolution of FTI WIN
- Decade-old initiative (3:37)
- Leadership skills that women acquire after completing the FTI WIN training (7:21)
- Work-life balance at FTI (12:26)
- Asha’s favorite part about leading the diversity, inclusion and belonging initiative (14:34)
- Mentors’ influence (17:00)
- Training the junior staff (18:40)
- Diversity in CRE (22:35)