How it Works
The Women in Austin awards occur annually in the Spring. Nominations take place first. After the nomination period has ended, nominees are selected and contacted. Public voting then begins.
Nominee selection is based on the following criteria, and is open to all licensed women in Austin real estate:
- Public Opinion (20%)
- Originality & Impact of Brand/Marketing (25%)
- Sales / Track Record (30%)
- Altruism (trains, helps, organizes, other) (25%)
The Women in Austin awards began in 2019 as an idea among a few professionals in the real estate industry to recognize the amazing women who dominate the real estate industry. In real estate, it is easy to name the industry leaders because it is a production-oriented industry. However, industry insiders also have stories about how some of these top producers had taken the time to positively impact the lives of those on their teams and their professional affiliations. Even with the phone ringing and other appointments to get to, these women exemplify the grace and thoughtfulness that would “make your day”. This contest is an awards program just for them, but one where the people decide the winners (by vote). It’s a “people’s choice” awards program where we can all show our appreciation for these amazing professionals.
Welcome to the Women in Austin Real Estate awards, the first of its kind.
We are an independent consortium of women in related business (title companies, banks, builders, remodelers, staging companies, photographers, etc) who are not associated with any specific real estate company or agency.
The top women in real estate are often excellent collaborators and negotiators. When these skills are used to create successful businesses, rally community efforts, maintain an unselfish posture with others, and keep unity within their business and family, we celebrate that.
Many of us in the industry are all-to-familiar with the struggles of being a woman in business. In seasons of high stress, there can be extremely long hours and late nights that disrupt our families. There can be tough business deals that don’t always work out and difficult parties who make our days even harder. There are days when we wonder why we’ve chosen this career path. However, there are those women who rise above these challenges. They say they have the same struggles, but we don’t seem to see it.
So we celebrate the women who exemplify that combination of strength and compassion. We celebrate the women who are humble and gracious, who are happy to see others excel. We celebrate the mentors and the examples they’ve set for us, and we tell their stories so that we can learn more about what “doing it right” looks like.
Thank you to all the women who get up early and burn the midnight oil, who love and laugh and lift others around them and make them better. You are our inspiration.
And, thank you, to those who vote for the woman who inspires you the most.
Become a WIA judge!
If you are not a licensed real estate professional or affiliated with one of its teams, but you are an industry professional, submit your application to become a member of the hospitality panel of judges for the WIA awards. Judges apply the Women In Austin nominee criteria to assess whether or not a candidate meets the standards we have set forth.
Tell their Story!
If you have a story to tell about how a woman in Austin real estate helped you or went above and beyond, please tell us your story. Please post about it on social media and tag us: @womeninaustin and use #womeninaustin in the post. We may very well contact you to get the full story and post about it right here on our site!