The Power of Women in Business

by EXIT Realty Corp. Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo

We’ve all heard the expression, “hitch your wagon to a star.” It’s the notion of seeking out those who shine and learning how to excel right along with them.

Recent theories suggest that having a strong, positive role model – especially as a young girl growing up in today’s world – can pack a three-fold inspirational, behavioral, and potentiality punch.

“Role models are important especially for women and other groups facing a host of social challenges and obstacles,” reads a 2019 Women’s Day and Female Role Models article on Psychology Today. “Role models show us what is possible; they inspire us and demonstrate possible ways we can overcome obstacles and actualize our potential.”

In the world of real estate, roughly 63% of all REALTORS® are female according to a 2018 report by NAR, yet only 12-14% hold roles of President, CEO, Executive Director or similar. This is where the National Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) come in; to show women what’s possible through powerful representation. The NDILC is part of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem, also known as NAWRB.

The council is made up of women like EXIT Realty Corp. International’s, CEO, Tami Bonnell, who hold senior executive roles within real estate and related fields and they recently developed a list of 10 women leadership principles.

  1. Acknowledge Trailblazers- Know and learn from the women who came before you. We’re all standing on the shoulders of giants.
  2. Keep Achieving- Effective leaders always keep learning. There’s always something to learn and improve upon.
  3. Believe- Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve.
  4. Pass the Torch- Give opportunities to future generations of women. Your legacy will be the people you help along the journey.
  5. Know Yourself- Be authentic and lead in a way that is true to you. Own your unique talents and strengths and empower those around you.
  6. Speak Out- Unconscious bias is present, but ignoring it only perpetuates it. Take a stand and speak out.
  7. Listen- Never assume anything about anyone. Everyone has their own story that makes them who they are.
  8. Be Present- Sharing your time is one of the most valuable gifts you can give. Do it with intention by truly being present.
  9. Prepare for the Future- Women with advanced skills today will be ready for tomorrow’s challenges.
  10. Lead by Example- Inclusion isn’t enough. Press for parity and strive for excellence in everything.

The list was written to pass on lessons learned on the path to leadership and can be used for nearly any field. Not everyone has had the same access to positive female role models but both individuals and companies alike can help by following them. It’s up to all of us to continue this positive movement in a forward motion toward true equality.

NDILC in the News

Dr. Chitra Dorai, Computer Scientist, Data Science and AI Expert, and Founder and CEO at Amicus Brain Innovations, Inc., attended the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, which had over 70,000 attendees and was the largest entrepreneurial conference with participants ranging from IBM, Google, Amazon, and other major companies. Dr. Chitra Dorai also recently participated in DC Finance New York on October 23rd, 2018, regarding Future Proofing the Real Estate Business in AI (Artificial Intelligence) Era. Dr. Chitra Dorai also participated at MBA’s D&I Summit in Washington D.C. on Using Technology and Data Analytics to Impact D&I on November 28, 2018.
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EXIT Realty CEO to Address Women Business Leaders, Recognized as Real Estate Industry Trailblazer


Los Angeles, CA, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EXIT Realty Corp. International, CEO, Tami Bonnell, will join real estate industry forward-thinkers at the second annual WomanUP!® Conference to be held June 28-29 at the JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles.  In a recent press release, the California Association of REALTORS® stated, “The two-day conference is part of C.A.R.’s women’s outreach program to bring together a community of mentors and leaders to communicate, collaborate, and support one another in the real estate industry.”

“WomanUP! ® is a great event.  I strongly believe that exposure to what’s possible is the key to success,” says Bonnell.  “My goal at this event is to influence as many women as possible in a way that makes them want to grow to the next level.”

Bonnell is among the featured speakers scheduled to appear, including Bernice Ross, CEO, BrokerageUP!, Steve White, C.A.R. President and Jared Martin, C.A.R. President-elect.
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2017 NAWRB Keynote: Toni Moss – AmeriCatalyst & Interviews w/Marcia Davies – MBA and Tami Bonnell – EXIT Realty

Keynote Speaker Toni Moss,
CEO, AmeriCatalyst

Current Trajectory of the U.S. Housing Market over the next five to 10 years

In this keynote session, AmeriCatalyst CEO Toni Moss adapts the title of Joan Didion’s book, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” into a presentation on the current state of global economics; the wave of populist backlash against globalization and the current trajectory of the U.S. housing market over the next five to 10 years. Always thought-provoking and compelling, not to mention entertaining, Toni provides unique insight into current affairs and previews the unreleased content and final chapter of her iconic AMERICATALYST event this September.

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