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C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.

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CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO, the state's largest real estate trade show.

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NAR meeting information and materials.

C.A.R. Women's Initiative

On June 8th C.A.R. held its inaugural WomanUP!™ conference in Pasadena, California. Over 300 women and men were present for a one-day of professional development devoted to giving powerful women bold tools to take their career to the next level.

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Education Calendar

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Course Catalog

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Thought Leadership

This program represents our ongoing commitment to enhancing the professionalism of all our members.

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From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

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C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

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WomanUP!™ Agenda

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Time Session Speaker

9:00 a.m -
9:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

9:30 a.m -
9:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Joel Singer, C.A.R. CEO
Geoff McIntosh, C.A.R. 2017 President
Sherri Souza, 2017 National President Women's Council of REALTORS®

9:40 a.m. -
9:55 a.m.

WomanUp: Why Now?

Leslie Appleton-Young, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, C.A.R.

9:55 a.m. -
10:25 a.m. 

C.A.R.’s Women’s Initiative: How Women Brokers Are Reinventing the Rules of Leadership in the 21st Century


Bernice Ross, CEO, realestatecoach.com

Leslie Appleton-Young, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, C.A.R.

Sara Sutachan, Vice President, C.A.R.

10:25 a.m. -
10:50 a.m.

Change the Equation: Become a Best for World Leader, Today, not Tomorrow

Bernice Ledbetter, Ed. D., Director of the Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership

10:50 a.m. -
11:00 a.m.



11:00 a.m. -
11:15 a.m.

Young, Smart and the Lesson’s I’ve Learned

Elizabeth Mendenhall, CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty

11:15 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.

How to Get It Done. Starting Your Own Brokerage

Moderator: Elizabeth Mendenhall, CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty
Panelists: Vanessa Bergmark, Owner, Red Oak Realty
Valerie Torelli, Owner/Founder, Torelli Realty
Gretchen Pearson, President/CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties
Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo, Co-Founder, Terra Firma Global Partners

12:00 p.m. -
12:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch (Ballroom)


12:45 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.

Stick the Landing: The Importance of Failure in Leadership

Valerie Garcia, Chief Encouragement Officer, ValerieGarcia.com

1:00 p.m. -
1:30 p.m.

Fail Fast. Fail Forward

Moderator: Valerie Garcia, Chief Encouragement Officer, ValerieGarcia.com
Panelists: Michele Williams Harrington, Broker/CEO, Star Real Estate South County
Mia McLeod, President/Broker/Owner, McLeod & Associates
Kendyl Young, Owner/Founder, DIGGS
Mary Maloney, Owner/Founder, Hometown Realty

1:30 p.m. -
1:45 p.m.

Champion Your Ideas, Your Value, and Yourself

Tamara Suminski, Broker/Owner, Beach Real Estate Group

1:45 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.

The Art of The Ask

Moderator: Tamara Suminski, Broker/Owner, Beach Real Estate Group
Panelists: Sarah Ribnick Kosasky, Founding Partner/Manager, Partner's Trust Malibu
Courtney Poulos, Broker/Owner, ACME Real Estate
Colleen Badagliacco, Broker/Owner, Legacy Real Estate & Associates

2:15 p.m. -
2:30 p.m.

Coaching: Building a Business by Design

Eileen Rivera, Owner/Founder, The Rivera Group, GE Dean and Associates

 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Moderator: Eileen Rivera, Owner/Founder, The Rivera Group, GE Dean and Associates
Panelists: Elizabeth Do, Listing Specialist & Team Leader, The Elizabeth Do Team, Keller Williams Realty.
Barbara Betts, Broker Associate/REALTOR®/CEO, The Betts Team, Keller Williams Pacific Estates

Lydia Gable, Founder/Group Leader, Lydia Gable Realty Group

3:00 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.  


3:15 p.m. -
3:30 p.m.  

Intentional Mentoring: How to find, leverage, and be an excellent mentor 

Debra Trappen, Head of Sass and Moxie, DebraTrappen.com 

3:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.  


Moderator: Debra Trappen, Head of Sass and Moxie, DebraTrappen.com 
Panelists: Irma Vargas, Founder, Tierra Properties
Penny Nathan, President/CEO, Ascent Real Estate, Inc.
Annette Graw, Broker/Associate, Vista Sotheby's International 

4:00 p.m. -
4:30 p.m.

Overcoming Adversity: What Doesn’t Kill You…Makes you stronger

Moderator: Bernice Ross, CEO, realestatecoach.com
Evelyn Arnold, Broker/Co-Owner, Excellence Realty
Eva Garcia, Owner, Garcia Realty
Desiree Patno, President/CEO, Desiree Patno, Enterprises Inc. 

4:30 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Finding Your Tribe: Building a Supportive Culture Around You

Moderator: Heather Ozur, Team-Leader, The Ozur Group, Keller Williams
Panelists: Diana Bull, Broker Associate, Pacific Crest Realty
Sandy Darling, Manager, Guarantee Real Estate

5:00 p.m. -
5:30 p.m.  

The Courage Zone: Creating a Culture of Courage, One Brave Choice at a Time

Ross Ramone, SoulCycle 

5:30 p.m. -
6:30 p.m.  

Networking Reception