Nancy Fennell is 1 of 10 Nevada Women to Watch in 2018
Nancy Fennell, president of Dickson Realty, has been included in Nevada Business Magazine‘s prestigious list of 10 Women to Watch in 2018. Below is an excerpt from her interview and here’s a link to the full cover feature article. We would also like to congratulate all of the women on this list. Your leadership inspires us.
How did you first get into your profession?
I always loved the concept of the importance of “home”. I studied for the real estate test and then begged my friend, Shirley Zeitlin to hire me even though she did not hire new agents. Eventually she did and 18 months later [my husband’s] sister, Fianna Dickson Combs asked us to come and help her figure out what to do with her real estate firm. Four days later we were partners in the firm and the rest is history. Today our firm is recognized as a leader in our industry.
What do you love about your industry?
I appreciate how homes become neighborhoods, communities and cities and how very important homeownership is to our way of life. I love what a happy transaction represents, the American Dream, the foundation of personal assets and wealth for people.
What is the toughest lesson you’ve learned as a professional woman?
How to have the confidence to speak up (being over prepared) the courage to project and the diplomatic skills to work in male dominated companies without being the “bitchy” one.
What is the next item on your “bucket list”?
I love to travel to the great cities of the world but I also love to travel to see the raw nature of the world. After going to Antarctica, I want to go to the Arctic Circle. I want to see Alaska. There are so many places to visit.
If you could meet any woman in the world, past, present or future, who would you meet?
The list is so long! There are women artists I would love to meet: Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo or Helen Frankenthaler. Women leaders: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Melinda Gates, Malala Yousafzai and Angela Merkel. And, finally, women writers: Jane Austen and Maya Angelou (and that is just a few).