The Women’s Council of ARPB is the local chapter of the Women’s Council of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers and an affiliate of the Associated Real Property Brokers (ARPB). ARPB is the local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). The genesis of the Women’s Council of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc was born over sixty years ago with the inception of the parent organization NAREB. NAREB’s formation in 1947 involved eleven men and one woman.
In 1948, at the first NAREB convention, a major highlight was the role of women in the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. It was officially determined that women brokers would be recognized in two capacities: (1) The participation of women in the election process as officers; and (2) The appointment of women to offices in NAREB. By the time the fifties roared in, women were joining NAREB at an incredible rate. The vision and determination of a few women made the Women’s Council of NAREB a reality; and at the NAREB Convention in 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, the Council was formed and organized.
The Women’s Council represents the largest of NAREB’s eight affiliate organizations. The Mission of the Women’s Council is to elevate the standards of women in the real estate industry by encouraging leadership, education and the exchange of information through group learning techniques; and to provide an opportunity for women to increase their knowledge and expertise in all facets of real estate. Membership in the Women’s Council. allows its members to enjoy being on the cutting edge, advocating fair housing, economic equality, educational training, and social dignity. Members are encouraged to become premier leaders in their communities, with the reassurance that collective voices can achieve greater accomplishments, splendor, recognition and unmatched results.
The Women’s Council: (1)offers educational programs and seminars that focus on relative issues to help women grow in the field of real estate; (2) involves itself in key legislation that affects the real estate industry through our parent organizations (WCNAREB, ARPB, NAREB); (3) provides key advice on how to enter real estate fields that earn specialized designation.; (4) affiliates with other women organizations that share our philosophy in housing; (5) promotes real estate as a profession through its mentorship and apprenticeship programs to high school seniors and college students; and (6) promotes home-ownership through various home-buyer programs that the membership is abreast of. Members of the Women’s Council of ARPB, are dedicated to the promotion of ethical conduct in the interface of its members with the public. We are further committed to utilizing our collective efforts to secure a higher quality of professional service to the communities we serve.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.