Women in Real Estate – Breaking Through the Leadership Glass Ceiling

“Women in Real Estate – Breaking Through the Leadership Glass Ceiling” 
RISMedia  – Mar 5, 2019

Female real estate professionals outnumber their male counterparts by 26 percent, with women making up 63 percent of all REALTORS ® , according to the 2018 Member Profile Report from the National Association of REALTORS ® . Why, then, is there such a significant gap between men and women leaders in a female-dominated industry? NAR data show more men lead real estate businesses—52 percent as broker/owners and 57 percent as selling managers. There may be a glass ceiling for women seeking leadership positions in real estate, a statement that 34 percent of working Americans in a female-dominated industry agree with, according to a recently released Coldwell Banker survey, Examining Women and Leadership. The survey, conducted online by the Harris Poll, compared the professional ambitions of 2,000-plus U.S. adults who are working in female-dominated industries versus those led by men.