I can't start the New Year without thanking the 2020 Leadership Team for facing the challenges of last year. When the world seemed to stop after our meeting in March, you stepped up and adapted to provide our members the support, education, and tools they needed in both their professional and personal lives. I sincerely and wholeheartedly thank you.
With the backing of the incredible strength of the National organization, members were able to attend National and Regional Conferences virtually in incredibly high numbers. This meant more benefits and knowledge and even a bit of fun in this tumultuous period of our lives. Our members and partners stepped up and supported their communities knowing that as many aspects of real estate kept steady throughout the year many of our friends, family, and community members suffered. Doing what you do best, you took the lead supporting your clients and helping them circumvent the new normal and yet taking the time to support each other and your community during difficult times.
But that's Women's Council. We support each other, our community, and our business associates. We face challenges, ask questions, embrace new experiences, education, and knowledge knowing we are on our way to becoming the leaders of today and tomorrow. Leaders of our own Businesses, Leaders in our Communities, Leaders in our Personal Lives.
As we start 2021 with 2020 hindsight, we will continue to face new challenges, embrace new tools and technology, encourage each other, support our communities, grow, learn and know
"Not all Storms Come to Disrupt Your Life, Some Come to Clear the Path." Unknown
Let's begin the journey on that path today. If you have renewed your membership for 2021 thank you and know that 2021 will be a great year! If you are not a member yet, now couldn't be a better time to join. You, like our members, will benefit through networking, referrals, knowledge, events and support.
Let's make 2021 Your Best Year Yet!
Mary Beth Rich, 2021 State President
Women's Council of REALTORS® Virginia
Here at Women's Council, we strive to provide timely accessible events, great networking and opportunities for your personal and professional growth.
When you join us, you not only gain access to other local professionals committed to sharing their expertise. You instantly become part of a nationwide network of real estate professionals who operate their businesses on a shared set of values: integrity, professionalism, mutual support and a commitment to excellence.
Women's Council members send and receive referrals with confidence, knowing that their values are shared when it comes to providing outstanding service to their clients.
We encourage members to get involved because we know that participation translates to personal growth and leadership development. We meet you where you are in your skill development and take you to the next level.
Dimensions of the Network Experience
If you attend Network meetings...
- We will help you acquire new skills to meet today’s professional challenges
- If you make it a point to sit with people you don’t know...
- We will increase your referral business and, sometimes, become friends for life
- If you decide to participate, even if only in a small way...
- We will help you define and reach your next level of achievement
- If you keep in touch with other members...
- We will encourage you when you are down and cheer you on when you succeed