Hennessy Real Estate has the backing of a strong team of women leading its property sales and management portfolios.

With about 15 women working from its Gunnedah and Narrabri offices, Hennessy staff are bucking the trend in the traditionally male-dominated real estate roles.

Cindy Whitfield started in reception and now works across both sites as a sales agent.

“My role is not usually seen as a role for a woman – it’s mainly driven a man, which our office is 99 per cent female, so it’s really good for our presence,” Ms Whitfield said.

“It’s empowering and brings a different approach when we’re dealing with clients – it broadens our horizons.”

Business development manager and commercial sales agent, Megan Riley, also felt local women have plenty to offer Gunnedah’s business community.

“We have such a strong presence among women in business,” she said. 

“I’m seeing a lot more and it’s good to see that diversity.”

Leasing agent Amanda Willoughby could also see local businesswomen making a powerful statement across town.

“Gunnedah has a lot of strong women – we give the men a good run for their money,” she said.

Receptionist and property management assistant, Taryn Maher, said there was always plenty of encouragement from the Hennessy team.

“It’s the assistance you get from everyone – they are always there to support you – it’s a great environment,” she said.

Sales agent Rochelle Rose is also grateful for the strong camaraderie among Hennessy staff.

“I think it’s the team support, understanding individual circumstances and what we go through in life,” she said.

Property manager Crystal Gordon  from Hennessy Real Estate’s Narrabri branch said their all-female staff had the attributes needed for industry 

“Women give a different perspective,” she said.

“We’re very patient and compassionate but can be firm when needed.”

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