Women’s Council Event Report
Women’s Council Event: Extra Credit
I really enjoyed celebrating the five phenomenal women for the virtual “Phenomenal Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling!” event. I learned a lot of ways to succeed, and I feel they can apply anywhere, not just in real estate. There was a woman who spoke, and her words really stuck with me. She mentioned that she watches how people move, interact, and go about. She sees how they climb the ladder and the people they associate themselves with and this is how she determines who to associate herself with. She gave an example of someone who was even able to be around the Bus h’s’. She saw them and how they climbed the ladder and were able to be around “big” people and this is who she noted to mimic so she could get to their level one day. This small example was a real breakthrough moment to me because it helped me connect with the message and purpose of the event, breaking the glass ceiling. These women are considered phenomenal because they were able to elevate and move to the top. They broke the metaphorical glass ceiling, and their success knew no limits. They did not allow anyone to box them in. They freed themselves and that is truly beautiful.
When attending this virtual event, I also learned that you should never allow yourself to think you are too good for small jobs. A woman at the event spoke about one day being at the door table doing a “small” job such as taking names. No one is too good for entry level work. We must all start somewhere. If that woman would have rejected that job who knows if she would even be half as successful as she is today. If you allow yourself to pass up a chance to as many say, get your foot in the door, you may never get to the place you envision.
The last thing I learned is that we must show up. A speaker from the event shared that since her first convention, she has never missed one. This was amazing to hear. If we could just show up, that is half the effort.
Women’s Council Event Report
My experience when viewing the Women’s Council of NAREB was breathtaking, because to see so many beautiful black women celebrate together was refreshing. It reminded of the organization I’m apart of at TSU, and just made me appreciate my org sisters a lot more. For it to have continued this far and to see the women who been in the chapter for many years is a blessing. The prayers and collaboration during it, felt like a virtual family reunion. It’s nice to see women of color come together and makes changes in the real estate business.
April 2, 2020
Women’s Council of NAREB
Dear Scholarship Committee,
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as one of the recipients of the Katrina D. Henry scholarships. Thank you for your generosity and support to the next generation.
I am currently a first-time freshman majoring in pre-nursing and my GPA is a 3.6. I have completed 47 credit hours by taking dual-credit classes in high school and taking 17 hours this past fall. My goal is to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing here at Sam Houston State University.
This scholarship has made one of my short term goals possible which was making the Dean’s List in Fall 2019. My next goal is to make the President’s List. I was able to focus on my studies instead of working part time.
The Women’s Council of NAREB, has inspired me to give back to my community once I begin my career in pediatric nursing. Please accept my sincere gratitude and I thank you for your willingness to contribute to my academic success.