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Officer Blog: See You in Washington, D.C.

by Sherri Souza

Sherri W BorderHello! I don’t know about you, but I am getting very excited for the Midyear Meetings happening this month in Washington, D.C. I hope you are too! Whether you’re eagerly anticipating fresh education, re-connecting with friends, or learning about our new Network Model, our meetings are guaranteed to deliver.

We’re kicking off Thursday with our PMN Pop-Up Course: Rogue Leadership: Secrets from Women Warriors. The instructors and special guest speakers will pop-in over the course of the day, creating a fast-paced, interactive, one-time only event. Later that day, we’ll host our PMN Reception, followed immediately by the Welcome Reception. We encourage everyone to participate in the “Wear & Share Networking”.  Show us where you’re from by wearing something from your hometown and bring something small to exchange with another attendee. I can’t wait to see where everyone is from!

On Friday, start your day at our Welcome Breakfast & Marketplace. Then, pick a room and get ready for our Game Changer Situation Rooms featuring our Steering Committees. We have 4 speakers and activities ready to dive into what’s happening in the world of real estate. On Friday afternoon, we encourage all Council leaders to attend the Network Best Practices Session & Marketplace. In this session, you will learn about the new Network Standards of Operations and you will have the opportunity to work on your chapter-to-network Transition Template including key steps and timelines. Later that day, you won’t want to miss the Best of Women’s Council Awards Reception. Come cheer on your friends and Networks that are being awarded for their achievements. Then, wrap-up your evening with Capitol Steps, a D.C. based comedy troupe. We will enjoy an evening of musical and political comedy that is sure to have us laughing!

We kick off Saturday morning with Zumba! We had such a great time in Orlando getting our fitness on, that we’re doing it again in D.C. New Network Bootcamp begins our education for Saturday, and you won’t want to miss this. All Council leaders are highly encouraged to attend this session so you can continue to work on your Transition Template. We wrap-up our day with our Governing Board meetings before we all head home.

There will be so much more onsite, but this is just a quick glimpse of a few highlights to look forward to! Don’t forget to share, share, share your experience on social media and use #WomensCouncil when you post.

I love seeing all of the familiar faces and meeting new friends at our national meetings! We have the opportunity to capture so much energy, passion & knowledge for our industry inside of these meeting rooms. I always leave with a renewed excitement and love for what we do – as well as fond memories of our time together.

I can’t wait to see you all in Washington, D.C.  Safe travels everyone!

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