MLS & Associations

‘NAR Girl Boss 2017’ Facebook group urges CEO selection transparency

Founder and volunteers will profile female industry leaders
  • A real estate broker has started a Facebook group called "NAR Girl Boss 2017" that will profile female leaders in the industry.
  • The broker started the group due to concerns about the transparency of the process of selecting NAR's next CEO, including rumors of an "heir apparent."
  • NAR declined to say whether there was any truth to the rumor and said it was focused on finding the "best qualified candidate."

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Say you feel the process for selecting the next leader of more than 1 million real estate professionals is less than transparent. Are you going to sit by and grumble or do something about it? Sunny Lake, a managing broker at eXp Realty, chose the latter. As a member of the National Association of Realtors, she wants to make sure the trade group's next CEO represents its membership -- 62 percent of all Realtors are female -- and is prepared to lead its members through a changing industry. She's launched a Facebook group called "NAR Girl Boss 2017", a Twitter account (@NARGirlBoss) and an Instagram account (@nargirlboss) to feature profiles of powerful women in the real estate industry. A website, nargirlboss.com, is also in the offing. Eleven CEOs have served NAR since its founding in 1908. All of them have been men. The trade group has said that it will choose the "most qualified" candidate for the CEO position "regardless of gender" to replace Dale Stinton upon his re...