Congratulations to Chris Pelkola Lee and the entire Women’s Council of REALTORS CEO search committee for choosing Amanda Stinton as the organization’s next CEO.  It was an honor to work with the organization and to interview so many highly qualified candidates!

The Women’s Council has prepared so many of the best and brightest in our industry to be leaders in their community, business, and in so many leadership roles around our industry. With Amanda at the helm, I am confident the influence, impact and engagement of Women’s Council is going to expand exponentially.


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Women’s Council of Realtors® hires Amanda Stinton as Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO — September 11, 2023 — Women’s Council of REALTORSⓇ, founded in 1938 and now with over 12,000 members spanning 250 local networks across the country, has successfully concluded its nationwide search for a new Chief Executive Officer. Led by the organization’s Leadership Team and Search Committee, and facilitated by WAV Group, Women’s Council announced today Amanda Stinton will be joining the organization as Chief Executive Officer, beginning on September 12th, 2023. 

Stinton is a well-respected association management professional with more than a decade of experience at the National Association of REALTORSⓇ, most recently as NAR’s Director of Leadership and Sustainability. She built the important Sustainability division of NAR from the ground up and made it into a highly successful initiative. She’s been a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the real estate industry for years.

Amanda will be responsible for continuing to accelerate the impact of the Women’s Council by furthering a culture of innovation, positivity, resourcefulness, and member responsiveness while fostering relationships and securing partnerships. She will also provide guidance to support the success and expansion of local networks.  

As a skilled program manager, Amanda will also be responsible for enhancing the organization’s Performance Management Network (PMN) designation, the organization’s annual conferences and widely attended virtual events. The PMN certification is the flagship REALTOR business leadership designation designed to provide practical tools and provide access to a nationwide peer network of business leaders.

“We welcome Amanda to this leadership role at Women’s Council,” said Chris Pelkola Lee, 2023 National President of the Women’s Council of REALTORSⓇ. “Her passion for the industry, women’s issues, and her ability to engage audiences through her nationwide relationships will be an enormous asset to the organization. She’s demonstrated an ability to create new programs and strategies based on emerging issues facing consumers, agents, and brokers alike. We can’t wait to see how the Women’s Council will thrive and evolve under her direction and to enhance our reputation within the industry for #LeadersMadeHere.”

“Joining the team at Women’s Council of REALTORSⓇ feels in many ways like coming home,” said Stinton. “Women are an essential part of the real estate industry, and I can’t wait to work with the organization’s vast network for volunteer leaders. Together we aim to take the Women’s Council to higher levels of relevance and continue supporting our members to flourish in their professional lives and service to clients. This is the beginning of a new chapter for the organization, and I am honored and delighted to be chosen to participate in it.”

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About Women’s Council of REALTORSⓇ

Women’s Council of REALTORS®, a proud affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) advances women as business leaders in the industry and in the communities they serve.  With over 12,000 members nationwide, its proven business leadership is evidenced by the high percentage of its members in leadership positions at NAR, the real estate industry and in local communities, as well as the highest participation levels in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. The 84-year old organization is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with 250 networks nationwide and alliances internationally.

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