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Blue Ridge

OMG!  It is 2023, and I am so excited!!  We are coming off a great year of programming, after being sidelined by Covid-19.  I am overwhelmed by your confidence in electing me as your 2023 President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS, Blue Ridge Network. Our network has a rich history of exceptional leadership, exemplified at my installation, by the gavel passing through the hands of women we are all familiar with for their ongoing roles/ leadership positions in our community and industry.  Our goal this year is to honor and build on this tradition.  Our new board has scheduled events that we hope are inspiring, informative, and enjoyable, while meeting our primary goal of leadership development.   We will be going "over the mountain”, engaging our members (don't be surprised when you get a call), and tweaking some of our processes.  But we will remain true to providing great value to our members and future members.  

My Women’s Council story began in Fredericksburg, my first year in Real Estate.  My Broker pointed out the benefits and encouraged me to join.  I did.  And that is all.  And I was minimally impressed.  I only went to the occasional meeting, did little networking (after all I did not know many of them) and had no intention of wasting my dues the following year! When I shared that with my Broker, she reminded me that you must sow before you reap.  So, I paid my dues (literally) a second year.  I started attending regularly.  I started learning how to do my job better, meeting colleagues, making friends and… having fun!  And, I was selected as member of the year in 2016! 

The moral of the story:  Women’s Council of Realtors Rocks!  But, like any organization, the success is not possible without the support and involvement of the members.  We need you! We need your feedback, your participation, your encouragement.  We need you to be ambassadors, to share your Women’s Council stories. Our Motto is “Leaders Made Here”.  Your journey to leadership starts with active membership.  Let’s get there together.

Honored to serve.

With Warm Regards,

Janice Parker O’Hara

2023 President

Here at the Women's Council, we strive to provide timely, accessible programming, great networking and opportunities for your personal and professional growth.

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