Nominations for the 2023 Women of Influence award close today!

Don't miss the chance to recognize a female leader who is moving the housing market forward

Today marks the last day to submit a nomination for HousingWire’s prestigious and first-of-its kind Women of Influence award. Each year, HousingWire’s Women of Influence award spotlights women who are cultivating a new path forward for the housing economy and paving the way for the women who follow after them. These women are recognized based on achievements within their organizations, their communities and the in the industry at-large.

HousingWire reached out to previous award winners and asked them to share any advice they would have for someone starting out in the industry. Keep reading to see the responses from some of the previous Women of Influence honorees.

“Be teachable and take every opportunity to learn as much as you can about the industry. Recognize that some lessons are taught and some are caught. Find people who will pour into you (taught) and will model for you (caught).” — Lisa J. Haynes, senior vice president, chief financial officer and diversity and inclusion officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

“Make sure you are passionate about what you do and who you are serving. You’ll accomplish all of your goals if you truly care about what you are working on.”
Hilary Saunders, Esq., co-Founder and chief broker officer at Side

“The best learning is done situationally. Put yourself in new experiences. And take the lead to get there. Ask your supervisor what you can take off their plate so you can learn by doing new things. Seek conversations with people in related but different roles or fields, to expand your ability to think creatively with new inputs.” — Liz Gehringer, president and CEO, franchise brands, Anywhere Real Estate Inc.

“Be curious with what you can achieve. Self-doubt and imposter syndrome gets the best of us, push yourself beyond that line and you will surprise yourself on what you can do.” — Dr. Jessica Lautz, deputy chief economist and vice president of research, National Association of Realtors

Join the ranks of these inspirational women and nominate a female colleague — or yourself — for the Women of Influence award, today!

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