WOM, Women On the Move in Canadian Real Estate held its first Leadership, Real Estate and Business Summit on May 30th, 2014 at The Mississauga Living Arts Center. This exciting first of its kind Event was sponsored, supported and attended by several professional industry associations and leaders who also took part in proudly speaking at the day’s event to Realtors and service partners within the Real Estate Industry.
Grateful to have represented & attended were NAR, The National Association of Realtors from the United States, CREA, The Canadian Real Estate Association, OREA, The Ontario Real Estate Association and TREB, The Toronto Real Estate Board. Professional Realtors from several Real Estate Brands were also in attendance collaborating, sharing and networking to build essential relationships to take their business to an entirely new level. As well in attendance, were women who represented RE/MAX, Royal Lepage, Century 21, Keller Williams, Sutton Group, Sotheby’s, Erie’s Edge, and many others…some travelling from as far as Texas, Ottawa, Edmonton and Chicago and other destinations. We thank you for considering our conference and for the great feedback offered post event.
The day started with a complimentary Breakfast Networking Reception followed by Keynote Speakers and Innovative & Leadership Panels, sharing on topics as Branding & Image, Marketing & Social Media, The Future of Women in Leadership Roles, Leadership & Entrepreneurs in Real Estate, Real Estate Investments, Innovation and Education. Our Keynote from Telus, Suzanne Trusdale, the VP of Small Business Solutions shared a relevant message on Communication and Leadership in Business. It was truly a day that set out a new vision with the disciplines of our Core Values which are to inspire, impact, innovate, infuse and influence excellence in the Real Estate Industry.
A lovely Lunch at Live Cuisine, which is a favorite to the Mayor of Mississauga, offered networking opportunities to engage in communication that will create connections for life. We thank the Mississauga Living Arts, Live Cuisine staff for providing us all with an experience of value and international cuisine to enjoy.
The WOM Organization presented Awards to several individuals who play an important role in elevating the standards, practices and image of our industry, from several categories:
Most Influential Women in Canadian Real Estate
Most Influential Men in Canadian Real Estate
Most Impactful Business Serving Canadian Real Estate
Most Inspiring New Business Servicing Canadian Real Estate
Most Infusing Social Media & Technology Voices in Canadian Real Estate.
Laura Leyser, President of CREA was the recipient of the Most Influential Woman in Canadian Real Estate and Richard Silver was the recipient of the Most Influential Man in Canadian Real Estate. All Awards were selected by the Voices of our Canadian Real Estate Leaders, Agents, Brokers and Partners and we are grateful for you sharing your favorite influences with us.
Here are our Award Recipients & the Brands they represent for 2014:
Most Influential Women in Canadian Real Estate
Laura Leyser * RE/MAX Named WOM, Most Influential Woman 2014
Amie Trinder-Ferris * Erie’s Edge
Barb Sukkau * Royal Lepage
Barbara Brindle * RE/MAX
Barbara Fromm * Century 21
Beth Crosbie * Coldwell Banker
Diane Mitchell * Royal Lepage
Diane Usher * Royal Lepage
Einas Makki * Century 21
Elise Kalles * Harvey Kalles
Glenda Brindle * Royal Lepage
Karrie-Ann Sheppard * Better Homes & Gardens
Kristen Short – NAR National Association of Realtors ABR
Loretta Phinney – Royal Lepage
Maureen O’Neill – Sotheby’s
Merrily Hackett – Sutton Group
Michella Makos – RE/MAX
Michelle Wobst – RE/MAX
Pamela Alexander – RE/MAX
Pat Verge – Royal Lepage
Pauline Aunger – Royal Lepage
Sherry O’Neil Chris – Better Homes & Gardens
Shirley Porter – Royal Lepage
Tina Mak – Coldwell Banker
Vivien Risi – Royal Lepage
Most Influential Men in Canadian Real Estate:
Richard Silver * Sotheby’s Named WOM, Most Influential Man 2014
Alan Tennant * CEO CREB
Brian Walker * CREA Director
Don Lawby * Century 21
Don Richardson * Former CEO of TREB
Ed Barisa * CEO OREA
Frank Polzler * RE/MAX
Gary Charlwood * Century 21
Gary Morse * Royal Lepage
Gary Siminsen * CEO CREA
Harvey Kalles * Harvey Kalles
Hugh Foy * TREB Director of Commercial & Members Development
John Di Michelle * CEO TREB
John Furber * Keller Williams
Kosta Poulopoulos * Realty Executives
Phil Soper * Royal Lepage
Pierre Beauchamp * Former CEO of CREA
Ray Ferris * Erie’s Edge
Rob Vanden Broek * Better Homes & Gardens
Ross Godsoe * CEO RAHB
Scott Shaw * Sutton Group
Steve Morris * Exit Realty
Tom Bosley * Bosley
Tony Joe * RE/MAX
Walter Schneider * RE/MAX
Most Impactful Education & Business Partners Serving Canadian Real Estate:
Most Infusing Social Media & Technology Voices in Canadian Real Estate:
Most Inspiring New Business Serving Canadian Real Estate from our Young Entrepreneurs:
On behalf of WOM, we congratulate all people, men and women on our Award Winning Lists, and for your contributions to elevating the standards, practices and image of our Real Estate Industry. Stay tuned for Part #2 of our WOM Blog where we will salute the Most Influential List with photo gallery and a short Bio outlining their accomplishments, brand recognitions and contributions to the Canadian Real Estate Industry.
We hope to see you all back in 2015 as we work on providing excellence to an Industry we are so very passionate about and proud to serve.
Thank you again to our Sponsors, TELUS, CREA, OREA, TREB and NAR/ABR for making our first WOM Event so very successful.
WOM, Women On the Move