Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced the 40 winners of the “Empowering Latinas” program, a scholarship initiative that helps enable Latinas to obtain a real estate license, this time in Houston. In partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Century 21 Real Estate provides scholarships and ongoing mentorship with C21®-affiliated brokers so that awardees can obtain hands-on real estate experience with a local franchise affiliate.
“Our ‘Empowering Latinas’ program is an authentic way to speak to, engage and build long-term relationships with this vital segment of our country’s rapidly-changing demography,” says Cara Whitley, chief marketing officer of Century 21 Real Estate. “Already a driving force in the U.S. economy, Latina women are overwhelmingly entrepreneurial, tech-savvy and community-minded, and it’s these qualities that makes them ideal candidates to join the relentless at CENTURY 21 and start a career in real estate.”
Century 21 Real Estate received more than 285 applications in Houston from women between the ages of 18 and 60. Applicant countries of origin include Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba and Mexico.
“I love that the foundation of this program is to help women with their personal and business growth,” says Maribel Ramos of CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman in Dallas, who herself overcame adversity and is now a successful real estate agent “I know that anyone can become successful as long as they invest in their mindset and are willing to put in the work.”
The “Empowering Latinas” scholarships cover the 180-hour course tuition fees for the Champions School of Real Estate© in the metropolitan Houston area, plus the cost to take the Texas real estate agent exam.
“Century 21 Real Estate has always been committed to helping the Hispanic community, especially Latina women,” says Marisol Guzmán of CENTURY 21 Garlington & Associates Inc., a spokesperson for the program. “They know how important the Hispanic market is in the real estate industry, as well as how valuable it is to have Latina female entrepreneurs in their network of affiliate agents.”
For more information, please visit www.century21.com.