For over two decades, the Women’s Environmental Network Minnesota has been fostering professional networks for women working to protect the environment. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our members and sponsors. Sponsors enable us to organize informative events and provide important networking opportunities for professionals in the environmental field. Get to know our annual sponsor Redfin.
Tell everyone more about Redfin, the company’s history, and mission.
Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage whose mission is to redefine real estate in the customer’s favor. Redfin doesn’t run ads – instead, we employ agents and provide bonuses based on customer reviews. Our agents are motivated to act as advocates – not salesman – for customers during the biggest purchase of their lives. We invented map-based search and continue to develop technology that makes the entire home buying process – from listing to home tours to escrow – faster, easier, and worry-free.
How did Redfin initially connect with WEN?
An agent shared WEN’s website with our sponsorships team last year. After researching the organization, we determined it was a good fit.
What was the motivation to become an annual sponsor of WEN?
Redfin chose to sponsor WEN because our company values sustainability and supporting women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Protecting the environment is paramount to the health of our communities. Redfin app developers help bring sustainability to the front and center of the homebuying process by allowing users to sort homes by “green” features like LEED certification and solar energy. Every year we use Redfin home data to calculate the neighborhoods with highest occurrence of green features (cities like Chicago, IL and Raleigh, NC have come out on top). We are sponsoring WEN because of our commitment to highlight environmental issues.
Redfin is committed to a fair workplace. Every year publish a Diversity Report and data on how we pay men and women. As proponents of women in STEM, we support the women of WEN and the work they are doing towards sustainability.
You can learn more about Redfin by visiting their website: https://www.redfin.com/city/10943/MN/Minneapolis