Partner to Empower

Meet the Team

Your team of retail experts

During your application process, you will be connected to a team that is committed to racial equity within the retail industry and to the success of your business. They look forward to collaborating with you on your Partner to Empower journey.

Michelle Brown
VP, Partner to Empower, Brookfield Properties



"Partner to Empower is an intentional step Brookfield Properties is taking in our pursuit to break down barriers and make our malls more diverse. We’ve been inspired, not only by the stories businesses have shared with us, but by the overwhelming support of the community and their contributions to the program. Together, we’re changing the retail landscape for the better."


Michelle acts as the Vice President of Partner to Empower. Her proudest professional achievement was being asked by senior leadership to develop and implement Brookfield Properties’ Partner to Empower program, which brings diversity to our shopping centers to better reflect the local communities they serve.


Your Retail Workshop facilitators

Global Core Strategies & Consulting



Brookfield Properties is proud to have Global Core Strategies & Consulting as our Partner to Empower Retail Workshop facilitator. Global Core Strategies & Consulting is a client-centered, forward-thinking leadership company focused on building real relationships, doing things that matter, and helping clients achieve sustainable results. The company is built on one of the most core fundamentals in business — to maximize employee performance, trust, morale, and productivity. Global Core Strategies & Consulting collaborates and engages with clients on leader development, effective communication, building trust, cultivating talent, and leveraging diversity to ensure the organization’s objectives are achieved.


The Partner to Empower Retail Workshop brings together business experts and mentors for a one-of-a-kind retail education experience. We appreciate them lending their expertise, as it makes the workshop experience extra special!

Thank you to our collaborators