I Entered The Real Estate Field As Licensee 00257682 On December 9, 1961.
There were not very many women in the field.
I was in the Commercial Office of Forest E. Olson Company in Van Nuys California. Maybe 60 agents, one woman, Doris Jewell.
In the residential offices of that very large company there never seemed to be more than 2 females in any office. Yet two of the top producers were Rose Lane and Jo Brown.
There was another young man in Simi Valley, name of Tommy Hopkins.
I was Director of Property Management for the Company when I started.
When I went to the Certified Property Management Designation meetings of the National Association of Real Estate, there were even fewer women.
Today, the CPM designation is high majority female and in most residential offices you see women majorities too.
However, there is one calculation that the California Association of Realtors does not like.
Currently, the percentage of women in CAR is 57 percent, but in brokerage companies of more than 100 agents the percent of female leaders is only around 33%. Not a good benchmark for women.
With The Help Of Industry Partners, CAR Is Developing A Detailed Profile Of California Firms Owned By Women.
The group launched an initiative this year to conduct a deeper dive into identifying female real estate leaders and provide a community and culture of helping women become leaders in the industry.
There Is A Big Meeting A ‘Coming: You Can Register For The WomanUP! Event
This will take place at the Westin in Pasadena on June 8th. Go to www.car.org and pay your $69.00 for lunch, cocktail hour and hear key names in the industry give their opinions.
Women, this has always been puzzling to me.
You have way more votes than men, and yet I see more men in elected offices. Now, in industry, you have to move up.
Time for talk is over, time to move is now.
See you in Pasadena. Today, the Westin, next year, the Rose Bowl.
See you there.