El Paso del Norte
El Paso Del Norte President
Here at the Women's Council, we strive to provide timely, accessible programming, great networking and opportunities for your personal and professional growth.
In 1903 a man named Samuel Pierpont Langley was considered by many the man who was going to be the first to achieve manned flight. He had the backing of Andrew Carnegie, financing from the war department, he recruited the best minds in the country and the New York Times followed him around waiting for him and his team to figure out this whole airplane thing.
100 miles away a group headed by Orville and Wilbur Wright were on the same quest. With no funding except the income from their bicycle shop, many of the team lacked a high school education, let alone a college degree. But while Langley’s team worked in pursuit of the fame and fortune they believed would follow flight, the Wright Brother’s team followed a dream, a dream that, if successful, would change the world. And in Dec 1903 that dream was realized.
In 1938 at the REALTORS® National Convention a group of 37 women representing 9 states met for the inaugural meeting of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. Like the Wright Brothers they knew that if you wanted to build a plane you don’t gather wood and canvas and give orders, you teach your followers to yearn for the chance to fly. Those ladies had a dream, a dream of an organization with a mission. A mission to empower women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders. A dream that would change the world as they knew it.
And here we are 80 years later. Still dedicated to empowering women in our profession and still dedicated to changing our world for the better. A group of women (and men) who develop and apply the skills gained through the Leadership Academy across all aspects of their personal and professional lives. People who are learning to build and maximize relationships for business and personal success. If you actively participate in this chapter it increases the value of your membership. Participation in the El Paso Del Norte Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS® is your opportunity to contribute to change, and to be changed, personally and professionally.
Today I invite you to grab your boarding pass and prepare to fly with your incoming leadership on flight 2020. Take hold of your chance to change the world as you know it.
- Rick Snow, Women's Council Member
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