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Titans of Industry: Women in Real Estate Brunch

  • Thursday, March 7 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the annual Titans of Industry: Women in Real Estate Brunch! We’re creating a space for people at all career levels to be empowHERed, educated and engaged.

Make meaningful connections with industry peers, while enjoying a buffet brunch. This year’s program will feature:

  • An inspirational, influential keynote speaker 
  • Interactive activities and conversations
  • Panel discussions based on today’s market
  • Raffle giveaways 
  • And more! 

While this event primarily elevates and celebrates women, everyone is welcome to attend! 

Event Host

2024 President Drussy Hernandez | Vice President of Brokerage Services, Coldwell Banker Realty 


Thursday, March 7 | 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Pre-registration will close at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 6.

Get Inspired and Make Connections!

Get Inspired and Make Connections!

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® believes the strength of our organization, industry and society as a whole is through all dimensions of diversity. This Women’s History Month, take a moment to explore our webpage of fascinating historical facts, insights, data points, fun things to do around town to celebrate and more!

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lightning Session Topics

Positioning Yourself for Success: Articulating Your Value

From effective pitches to navigating the boardroom and ascending the “corporate ladder,” it all comes down to how you position yourself. Get ready for an action-packed lightning session covering everything from harnessing the power of your network to defining and leveraging your brand using smart data. It is time to level up your innovation and value creation!

  • Rebecca Thomson | Regional Vice President, Coldwell Banker Realty

Networking Essentials: Maximizing Opportunities Through Connections

If the idea of networking makes you anxious – you’re not alone! During this lightning session, learn tangible strategies to change your mindset about networking so you can continue to welcome new opportunities and build meaningful relationships.

  • Vicky Silvano | Team Lead for SV Advisory Team, Real Broker LLC

additional Session Topics

Reflection & Resilience with Women Authors in Real Estate

Get inspired by successful women authors in the real estate industry. They’ll share their personal journeys of overcoming obstacles, thriving in self-purpose and finding harmony balancing multiple streams of income.

Speakers Include:
  • Myra Nimchaiyong | Director of Commercial Sales, Century 21 S.G.R.
  • Bertina Power | Global Broker & Best-Selling Author, Engel & Völkers Chicago
  • Tanya Diaz | Managing Broker & Owner, Main Event Real Estate Group
  • Kimberly Offord | Real Estate Coach and Author, Coldwell Banker Realty

How Women Top Producers Innovate, Grow & Adapt

Discover the systems and strategies that have propelled these women to top producer status in Chicago. This panel of all women top producers will discuss how they have grown their business and adapted to today’s market.

Speakers Include:
  • 2024 President-Elect Erika Villegas | Designated Managing Broker/Partner, RE/MAX In The Village
  • Nicole Wheatly | Community Development and Real Estate Proprietor, Steps Inc. Consulting 
  • Lorena Ramirez – Carrillo | President and Designated Managing Broker, YUB Realty Inc.
  • Amy Duong Kim | Founding Member of Duong Kim Global, COMPASS

The Intersection of Business & Personal: Resilience

How do you bounce back from setbacks? Rejection can feel devastating. Life stressors such as financial issues, family and relationships and experiencing loss can test your resilience.

When the intersection of business and personal meet, how do you cross it?

Lanora Tolliver is no stranger to adversity while being the breadwinner. Pressure to keep it together through consecutive losses has taught her much about staying true to her purpose.

This luncheon keynote is all about YOU. Be energized and inspired to be your best self, reinvigorate your sense of meaning and fulfillment in your role and live out your purpose with more passion, impact and resilience.

Keynote Speaker:
  • Lanora Tolliver | Senior Manager, Enrollment and Advising, Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Unlocking Your Potential: Exploring Career Paths in Real Estate

Discover the infinite career possibilities within real estate! These leaders have forged diverse paths and created roles in operations, management and more. They will share their career journeys, offering valuable insights to help you discover the keys to unlocking your full potential in real estate.

Speakers include:
  • Antje Gehrken | President and Designated Managing Broker, A.R.E. Partners
  • Lindsay Miller | Consultant, Reverie
  • Rachel Scheid | Vice President of Brokerage Services and Designated Managing Broker, @properties | Christie’s International Real Estate
  • Nelly Lara | Founder and Designated Managing Broker, Su Familia Real Estate
  • Bonita Harrison | CEO, Sunshine Management & Owner and Managing Broker, KBM Realty

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Event Policy

Space is limited. Please click here for more information on CAR’s event attendance and cancellation policy.

By registering to participate in this event, you hereby acknowledge and consent that The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (and their assignees) may take photographs and/or video of you during the event and may use those photographs and recordings for the Association’s purposes, including but not limited to news, publicity and fundraising purposes, without further compensation to you. All such photos and videos are the sole property of the Association.

Professional recordings intended for commercial purposes without prior written authorization from association leadership are strictly prohibited. Learn more about the association’s Professional Recording Policy.

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive experience for our community and providing a friendly and welcoming environment for all. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Please act professionally and follow our Code of Conduct at all CAR events.

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