MADISON, N.J., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) announced that three of its executives were named to the HousingWire Women of Influence 2018 list. NRT senior leaders Kate Rossi, regional executive vice president, Eastern Region, and Pauline Bennett, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage North Carolina and South Carolina; as well as Cara Whitley, global chief marketing officer for Century 21 Real Estate, are among 85 women in the housing industry honored on this year's list. See the full list of winners.
In its eighth year, HousingWire's Women of Influence program recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in driving the U.S. housing economy forward. The honors are given to individuals who are making notable contributions to both their businesses and to the industry at large, with a specific focus on contributions made in the most recent 12 months.
"We are proud and excited that Kate, Pauline and Cara were recognized for their extraordinary leadership as part of HousingWire's Women of Influence. We have always seen them as influential leaders within the company and we are glad to see them acknowledged by the industry. We congratulate them for this well-deserved honor." - Sunita Holzer, chief human resources officer, Realogy
Click to tweet: Congratulations to Realogy executives Kate Rossi and Pauline Bennett from NRT, and Cara Whitley from CENTURY 21, for being recognized on the 2018 @HousingWire Women of Influence list. #2018womenofinfluence
Kate Rossi: Rossi was recognized for her leadership overseeing the sales operation of nearly 16,000 independent sales associates in seven companies on the eastern seaboard. In 2017, she oversaw an initiative to grow the agent population throughout her companies with exceeding success. Additionally, Rossi is a powerful and motivational leader, who consistently encourages sales agents to pursue 'just one more' listing appointment to propel their own business growth.
Pauline Bennett: Featured on the cover of the August edition of HousingWire magazine, Bennett has served as president of the North Carolina and South Carolina operations for three years, cementing Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Carolinas as a leader in the real estate industry. She substantially increased the size of her company through an acquisition in 2016 and increased the agent population by nearly 20 percent in 2017 through organic growth. Bennett serves as a mentor to her staff and sits on boards of local Multiple Listing Services (MLS).
Cara Whitley: In her role as global chief marketing officer for Century 21 Real Estate, Whitley leads the marketing, advertising and digital media efforts for the world's largest real estate franchise organization, which has a presence in 80 countries and territories worldwide. In 2018, she spearheaded a campaign to usher in the largest brand identity transition in the franchise's history. Whitley and her team unveiled a new visual identity and watermark, along with launching a multichannel campaign, plus an integrated media partnership with ESPN.
About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,800 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 98,200 independent sales agents in approximately 115 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.