Manatee County

2021 the year we strive to get back to normal! Remind me... what is normal?

As this year’s President my goal is to fulfill the vision of the Women's Council of REALTORS®. To be the voice for women in real estate, and the premier source for the development of leaders in the industry, organized real estate, and beyond.

To achieve this it's going to take TEAMWORK! So, I'm collaborating with other strong, focused, dedicated, knowledgeable leaders with integrity and grit. We will make lemon-aid out of the lemons 2020 gave us. Through this Network we will gain more knowledge, skills and growth. Because, within our Unity is the ability to attain uncommon results!

As a new Member we will help you:

  1. Understand the business value of membership.
  2. Have a sense of "belonging" to a professional community of peers.
  3. Feel connected to other members through productive professional relationships.
  4. Achieve tangible personal growth and/or business results.

Please feel free to contact me or any of the 2021 leadership team anytime with any questions.


Elise M. Jakub, your 2020-2021 President


P.S. Everyone that knows me, knows... I LOVE FOOTBALL! Here is one of my favorite quotes.

"A great football team is the right balance and the right mixture of players. Good leaders, good communicators and good technicians. You need people that are strategically astute. People need passion, desire and most importantly, willingness to keep learning". - Hope Powell



The Women's Council of REALTORS Manatee Network leadership team is made up with the best in the industry. 

Elise Jakub, President (Florida Suncoast Real Estate)

Tony Barrett, President Elect (Barrett Realty)

Christine Claxton, Program Director (Florida Suncoast Real Estate)

Sherri McNeely, Membership Director (EXIT Elite Realty) 

Carol Chartier, Treasurer (DWELL Real Estate) 

Rachel McCoy, Secretary ( Florida Suncoast Real Estate)

Robin Eekhof, Governing Board Liaison (First International Title)

Melissa Lilly, Correspondence Secretary (Core Financial - Lilly Loan & Insurance)


Want to join as a Strategic Partner?  click HERE to download the 2021 Strategic Partner Application or Register Online at

Realtors want more information about our Network? visit and click JOIN NOW or Email our Membership Director, Sherri McNeely at

Meet the Leadership Team

Upcoming Events

WCR 3rd Annual Diamonds & Champagne Masquerade Ball

Veteran's Day - Learn more about VA Loans and helping Veterans

WCR Manatee Holiday Market and Wreath Auction