Tears, grit and inspiration: How 3 women overcame adversity in real estate

Rather than letting obstacles hinder success, these strong women used them to fuel determination
  • Rather than lamenting their fate, these women kept working.

How do you react when you experience a significant business challenge, a major illness or the loss of a loved one? Do you let it stop you, or do you rise from the ashes and keep going? As part of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) Women’s Initiative, I interviewed a cross-section of 25 women brokers. The challenges they shared included blatant discrimination, bankruptcy, betrayal by partners, major illnesses and the death of loved ones.