Letter from the President:
2020 promises to be an exciting year!
With 9 Local Networks: Athens, Atlanta, Coweta, Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Gwinnett, Metro South and Savannah, you are sure to find events every month to choose from. Our goal is to support, encourage and train women (and men too) REALTORS® to become leaders.
Join and become engaged with Women’s Council of REALTORS® and see how you can live your life to the fullest!
On our journey of leadership development, we will learn, have fun, and make great friends!
Join today at wcr.org! A new decade! A new and better you!
P.S. 2020 is the 100th Anniversary of the Georgia Association of REALTORS®. And you know REALTORS® … it will be a year of celebrations!!!
Laura Leiden 2020 State President
Women’s Council of REALTORS® Georgia
It is the beginning of the decade and the beginning of the rest of your life. Won’t you share your journey with us and let us grow with each other.
We are a network of successful REALTORS®, advancing women as business leaders in the industry and in the communities we serve.
Women's Council Vision And Long Term Goals
Vision Statement: The Women's Council of REALTORS® is recognized as the voice for women in real estate, and the premier source for the development of leaders in the industry, organized real estate and beyond.
- Women's Council is a dynamic, accessible and diverse network, linking each member to the tools, training and support to develop their individual leadership potential and business goals.
- Women's Council identifies, supports and promotes the development of strong women business leaders in the industry, organized real estate and in the broader community.
- Women's Council provides an influential voice and perspective for women in real estate.
- Women's Council's local and state networks consistently deliver high membership value and a collaborative, welcoming environment in which members can achieve their business goals.
- Women's Council is an efficient organization with the structure and capacity to fulfill the Council mission and vision with excellence.
Women's Council Core Values
Members of the Women's Council of REALTORS® are career professionals who operate based on a shared value system of integrity and respect, and a commitment to excellence and continuous development.
THE POWER OF COLLABORATION
Success in business today is achieved through positive, productive collaboration. The Women's Council of REALTORS® provides an environment in which members support each other and work together to achieve personal growth and business success.
Every business, industry and community needs business who can inspire others and effect positive change. Through the Women's Council of REALTORS®, members can discover and develop their authentic leadership style, apply new found leadership skills, and pursue leadership opportunities across all areas of their personal and professional lives.
Positive change comes from greater inclusion of women's perspectives in positions of influence in the real estate industry and in the broader community.
The Council member network is enriched by embracing the full diversity of our industry, and the opportunity to contribute different experiences, ideas and perspectives.
Laura Leiden, President
Norm Kennedy, President-Elect
Velore Brown, Treasurer
Gretchen Ozburn, Secretary
Veronica Bangsboll, Governor
Tammy Noll, Governor
Kay Norris, Membership Director
Denise Hardesty, Finance and Budget Chair
Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee
Denise Quinlan, Chair
Laura Leiden, Liaison
Education and Programs Committee
Tonya Jones, Chair
Laura Leiden, Norm Kennedy, Liaisons
Networks Program Directors
Finance and Budget Committee
Denise Hardetsy, Chair
Shannon Watkins, Vice Chair
Laura Leiden, Velore Brown, Liaison
LaToya Lionel Forbes , Chair
Norm Kennedy, Velore Brown, Kay Norris
Network Membership Directors
Tammy Noll, Chair
Veronica Bangsboll. Governing Board Member
State Leadership Identification & Development Committee
Jo Kenney ,Chair
Veronica Bangsboll, Vice Chair
Tammy Noll, Laura Leiden, Norm Kennedy - Liaison
Monica Spillane Cerrone
Strategic Planning Committee:
Norm Kennedy, Chair
Kay Norris, Vice Chair
Tammy Noll, Liaison
Bill Braswell, Chair
Gretchen Ozburn, Chair
Kay Norris, Liaison
Event Coordination Committee
Karen Oakes, Chair
Norm Kennedy, Laura Leiden, Liasions
Mackenzie Luke, Chair
Denise Quinlan, Vice Chair
Gretchen Ozburn, Liaison
Non-Dues Revenue Committee
Scott Eaves, Chair
Norm Kennedy, Vice Chair
Velore Brown, Denise Hardesty, Laura Leiden, Liaisons
Faith Reid, Parliamentarian Chair
Strategic Partnerships Committee
Kay McInroe, Chair
Cheryl Christensen, Vice Chair
Laura Leiden, Velore Brown , Liaisons
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
Emily Wheeler, Chair
Norm Kennedy, Liaison
2019 Local Network Presidents
Atlanta: Emily Wheeler
Athens: Melinda Cook
Cobb: Sharon Browder
Coweta: Mandy Foles
DeKalb: Edwina Clanton
Fayette: Traci Fuller
Gwinnett: Yansook Ku
Metro South: Christy Barnard
Savannah: Carol Anne Hazelman
Meet the Leadership Team
Georgia Governing Board Meeting
Leadership Academy - Womens Council of Realtors Georgia