Realtors in El Dorado County are making positive changes in their profession and their community with the help of the El Dorado Women’s Council of Realtors.
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The council’s mission is to empower women to “exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders,” according to President Linda Ellen Anderson.
“Many of our Women’s Council leaders go on to be leaders in the community,” she said, adding that leadership experiences helps people deal with any situation. “I feel leadership is a huge way to empower others.”
Anderson, who helped form the council in 2003, is also currently the chairman of the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Benefits to membership in the El Dorado Women’s Council of Realtors are numerous, Anderson explained. Members have access to resources that enable them to succeed and grow in their field, develop leadership skills and network with other top real estate professionals nationwide. The experience also trains them for possible roles with the California Association of Realtors.
In addition to all the professional perks the El Dorado Women’s Council of Realtors has a community-minded component. The not-for-profit organization gives back to local groups and organizations by donating money raised at Women’s Council events.
This year Anderson selected El Dorado Musical Theatre, a youth theater company based in El Dorado Hills, as the donation recipient. “I love the theater and I love kids,” she explained.
The El Dorado Women’s Council of Realtors hosts one major fundraiser a year — The Grape Escape held last month at the Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills. The Women’s Council has tossed around other fundraising ideas, possibly mixers or annual trips, Anderson said. Stay tuned for announcements once a fundraising plan is approved.
A Realtor for 18 years, Anderson said she was drawn to the organization because it teaches Realtors how “to be the best of the best and I want to share that knowledge.” The El Dorado Women’s Council of Realtors currently has 42 members and, Anderson added, “We’re looking to grow membership.”
Anyone interested in joining should visit the Website at eldoradowcr.org.