We’ve been waiting for this year’s series of Women of Distinction Spotlights. Get ready to hear from some AMAZING alumni from the past 25 years! We hope you’re just as excited. This week we’re featuring Angela Asadoorian, Broker of Record, President at Royal LePage Crown Realty Services. Thanks so much for sharing your story Angela!
1. What was your reaction/thoughts when you were approached for a Women of Distinction nomination?
I was pleased. I had been a supporter of the event and I had seen a friend win one, so it was on my radar. It felt like I had met an unspoken goal and the community saw that.
2. What have you been up to since your big win?
I have continued to grow my business. I have tried to mentor other women in leadership, and also work with Men and Women on an equal playing field in our industry. Real Estate has always been open for business for Women. It had an easier entry level than some professions and allowed them to work around child care and other responsibilities. But although there are many successful real estate sales people and managers, there are not too many women who own their own full service brokerages. Not everyone has the capacity or opportunity for risk.
I also successfully battled stage 3 breast cancer, and reconstruction over the past 3 years. I learned that the years I invested emotionally with my sales team and employees paid back 10 fold as they covered me during the months I wasn’t fully engaged on my business.
I came into my big win with working to ensure that primary health care was available to the residents of Cambridge. Since then, I have also worked directly with Langs, which offers a community health center along with over 100 other programmes and services in 6 sites across the Region. I understand now that primary healthy care includes the social determinants of health, and the Langs Hub offers more than just the doctors office. I am currently the chair of the Langs board.
Through it all, I’m lucky to have the support of husband Ian of 29 years and son Bennett away at school successfully working on his Masters degree.
3. Name the biggest overall lesson you’ve learned about leadership.
Boards want you to lead, understand the issues, and to share your insights with them. But they also expect you to listen. I have learned that the process matters and it is important to follow process.
5. What does the world need more of? Less of?
Needs more positivity. Can your glass be half full? If something is mostly good, I wish we could celebrate what is good. People are entitled to their mistakes. We could all use a little more tolerance.
6. What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Don’t let your face show what you really think.
Don’t miss out on hearing the inspiring stories from this year’s winners! Tickets for this year’s Women of Distinction event, happening March 27,, are available now. Proceeds support innovative in-school and drop in programming for youth in #cbridge. Get yours!