International Women’s Day is a global day where we can all pause and acknowledge the incredible efforts of the women in our lives. People who are near and dear to us as friends, family, colleagues and community contributors. This day internationally celebrates achievement for women across the areas of social, economic, cultural and political achievement.
We thought we’d take the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate some of the incredible efforts of our team who work tirelessly around the country, not only as property professionals, but in many instances as big community contributors too. We’re very proud to have some very accomplished, dedicated and hardworking women at First National, with a network of over 300 offices and approximately half of our workforce being female. Creating a top 10 from across the country was not an easy task.
And, in no particular order, we present:
1. Danielle Jenkins – First National Epping Central (NSW)
Some say real estate is in her blood, while others simply recognise her as amazing. Once a PA to one of our network’s top agents, Allison Misfud – Danielle is now selling in her own right. A strong auction agent and passionate advocate for best practice, she is the embodiment of what hard work and discipline can achieve. Beyond property, Danielle is an active dancer and sports aerobics instructor at Cheltenham Girls High School.
2. Kathleen Crocker – First National Kosciusko (NSW)
Starting with First National 13 years ago, Kathleen is a working mum who lives two roles each day, like many women. She has a drive that has seen her rise from her role as a receptionist through to our office manager, where she manages not one, but three teams. A senior property manager who oversees the busy holiday rental division along with the property management team and accounts, Kathleen somehow finds time as a passionate runner. She has participated in the ECO Crackenback Run since 2014 and is the backbone of our Kosciusko office.
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Kathleen Crocker (First National Real Estate Kosciuosko) - Pictured (Left)
3. Cheryl Reberger – First National Collie & Tierney (VIC)
Cheryl has been a valued part of First National for 25 years and is a meticulous organiser of travel for all our events. She is renowned in the office for her arranged social events – which include a ‘MasterChef’ cook-off where staff attend each other’s homes to share great food, and plenty of fun. For Cheryl, supporting others in the community is a priority. Locally, she is often involved in much needed funds for breast cancer and playing a valued role in assisting elderly residents into new accommodation.
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Cheryl Reberger (First National Collie and Tierney) - Pictured (Left)
4. Heidi Breakspear - First National Latrobe (VIC)
As an operations manager for the Latrobe region, Heidi is a cornerstone of our business! An incredible multi-tasker, she not only runs IT, software and training, but also the commercial department. She is also an executive committee member and mother to two sons. In between all that she’s found time to re-build an HG Holden, organise fun run participation and manage Daffodil Day fundraisers. Director Col Gooding, who commented on how much everyone loves her, has been noted as saying “Every office needs a Heidi!”
Heidi Breakspear (First National Real Estate Latrobe) - Pictured (Left)
5. Jenna Lamprey – First National Burnie (TAS)
A strong believer in charity, sponsorship and giving back to the local community, Jenna takes her role as an integral part of the fabric of where she lives very seriously. The list of initiatives she has driven are extensive and include sponsoring The School Of Special Education North West (providing bikes, racking and helmets), a local cancer patient Brianna (who she allocates donations per sale to), and countless contributions to people in need.
Jenna Lamprey (First National Real Estate Burnie) - Pictured (Right)
6. Adrianna Jenkins – First National Murwillumbah (NSW)
Born and bred in Murwillumbah, Adrianna has been with First National for 2 years and, as a result, is on a first name basis with many locally. In a town already dominated by top female agents, Adrianna is renowned as one of the best. She is a leader in harnessing social media and video to generate property interest, and has extensive knowledge that extends to the great ‘hidden spots’ of Murwillumbah – including top swimming spots and bushwalks, right through to prime farming areas.
Adrianna Jenkins (First National Real Estate Murwillumbah) - Pictured (Right)
7. Krista Eime – First National Lewis Prior (SA)
Renowned in two states for her professionalism, Krista is the recent winner of SA/NT Administrator of the Year, not just once, but back-to-back! In her daily work-life and out of office hours, she has been incredibly generous with both her time and money. A highly active person, she has played a big role in supporting many causes that include The Biggest Morning Tea, RSPCA Million Paws Walk, City to Bay Fun Run and the Ride for Sick Kids.
Krista Eime (First National Real Estate Lewis Prior) - Pictured (Right)
8. Amanda Munroe – First National Biloela (QLD)
What does hairdressing have to do with being an agent? When you chat with Amanda, you soon find out “plenty!” A former hairdresser for 10 years, Amanda found that working with so many people helped hone the conversational skills she has today. Even from a young age, Amanda was highly ambitious and hard-working. She paid down an investment property at age 19, before travelling widely. After becoming a sales admin in Rockhampton, she joined First National where she has successfully worked for 4 years.
Amanda Munroe (First National Real Estate Biloela) - Pictured (Left)
9. Cindy Randell - First National Busselton (WA)
As a tireless worker at our Busselton office for 20 years, Cindy’s deep knowledge of the region is second to none. Often training and mentoring new property managers, she is one part guide and one part bottle of fun! Her bubbly and perceptive disposition is hard to ignore. A representative for Western Australia on the National Property Management Chapter, she imparts not only knowledge, but also influence. Cindy is a terrific asset to property management in WA!
10. Shelly Bryant - First National Mercer Bryant (WA)
Shelley is the personification of a true professional. As the Office Manager of First National Mercer Bryant for 17 years, Shelley brings a friendly, effective attitude to her working life that everyone enjoys. She successfully balances her family life with a well-run office which is a real credit to her strong organisational and interpersonal skills. Embracing every opportunity, she is well known locally, and is an asset to the office and community alike.
Shelley Bryant (First National Real Estate Mercer Bryant) - Pictured (Second from Left)
International Women’s Day kicks off Sunday 8th March and will be recognised in a range of big events right around Australia, as well as many smaller personal occasions. Interested in reading more about International Women’s Day? Make sure you check out the official site here.