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Our State Meetings on September 10, 2020

Calling all Network Committee Chairs to submit their candidate to State by 10/1/20

Forms and Description available



Attention all Women's Council of Realtors Georgia Members!

If you have thought about taking your leadership journey to the next level, NOW may be the time.  

2021 promises to be a great year and we would love to receive your application to be a State Officer.

The available 2021 positions up for election are as follows...

President-Elect   |   Treasurer   |    First Vice-President   |    District Vice President (multiple positions available)

*Descriptions, Application, and Consent to Serve are on link for you to complete.

We would love to see you grow as a leader and look forward to the journey that lays ahead!

Any questions?  Contact Laura Leiden, Norm Kennedy, or Tammy Noll.






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!  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.


State Leadership Team

2020 Georgia Networks


Mission of Women's Council of REALTORS®

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Women's Council provides an influential voice and perspective for women in real estate.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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.


Georgia Women's Council Committees

Executive Committee

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


Standing Committees

Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee

Denise Quinlan, Chair                                                                                                 

Gretchen Ozburn, Vice Chair      

Laura Leiden, Liaison                                                                                                            


Faith Reid

Norm Kennedy    

Kathy Haddock                                                                                           


Education and Programs Committee

Tonya Jones, Chair

Vice Chair  

Laura Leiden, Norm Kennedy, Liaisons

Networks Program Directors  








Metro South



Finance and Budget Committee

Denise Hardetsy, Chair

Shannon Watkins, Vice Chair

Norm Kennedy

Kay Norris

Laura Leiden, Velore Brown, Liaison


Membership Committee

LaToya Lionel Forbes , Chair                                                                                           

Vice Chair                                                                                             

Norm Kennedy, Velore Brown, Kay Norris                                                 

Network Membership Directors








Metro South


Nominating Committee:  

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                                                                         


Faith Reid

Monica Spillane Cerrone          


Strategic Planning Committee:

Norm Kennedy, Chair

Kay Norris, Vice Chair

Tammy Noll, Liaison


Gretchen Ozburn

Velore Brown

Veronica Bangsboll

Tammy Noll


Special Committees


Audit Committee

Bill Braswell, Chair                                                                                   

Vice Chair                                                       



Awards Committee

Gretchen Ozburn, Chair      

Kay Norris, Liaison


Angela Ham


Event Coordination Committee

Karen Oakes, Chair

Norm Kennedy, Laura Leiden, Liasions



Communication/Marketing/Webmaster Committee

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      

Norm Kennedy                                                                                           

Laura Leiden, Velore Brown , Liaisons                                               



Young Professionals Network (YPN)

Emily Wheeler, Chair                                                                                     

Vice Chair

Norm Kennedy, Liaison                                                                                                    



2020 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

Upcoming Events

2021 Georgia Leadership Orientation

NAR Annual Conference New Orleans

Executive Board Meeting