In March on International Women’s Day, Oakwyn announced its first-ever WOO (Women of Oakwyn) Scholarship, designed to help bridge the gender gap in the real estate industry.
With the amazing generosity of the WOO virtual event ticket holders, we were able to raise over $4,000+ towards the scholarship fund, and Oakwyn matched every penny. The total will cover the cost of 8 scholarships to the Sauder School of Business Real Estate course!
We are thrilled to announce the eight recipients of the scholarship and wish them all the best for their exciting next chapters.
2021 WOO Scholarship
The WOO scholarship is about putting WOO values into practice and enable more women to seek leadership opportunities, learn new skills, feel empowered, and excel in today’s market. The scholarship aims to provide the funding and opportunity for several individuals to pursue a real estate career and begin learning the tools they will need to succeed in the industry.
Congratulations to our 2021 WOO Scholarship recipients:
Zora HuculakSarah ShakurHanieh KhakbizCoral UsterShaimaa BasharatiDaniela WolfmanNiti VermaGurleen Pooni
Get to know a few of our WOO Scholarship recipients below!
“If I can help people find their dream home, that would be the most exciting thing for me.”
Coral is currently halfway through her real estate course at Sauder where she is able to combine her love of home and comfort with her love of helping others. With real estate Coral hopes to tap into her innate skill of making other people happy and start “making other people’s dreams come true!”.
Coming from an eclectic background including yachting, and wine and espresso sales, Coral has her heart set on entering a career where she can continue to help others and give back to the community. Good luck Coral!
“I plan on going, going, going, and becoming the best I can be.”
Working as a real estate assistant with Oakwyn’s Siya Herman, Shaimaa is passionate about building her own career in real estate. Living in a refugee camp for 6 years it was hard for Shaimaa to feel at home, she now wants to make sure others experience the feeling and safety of home.
With a background in retail, Shaimaa felt herself wanting to do something more meaningful. She asked herself “what can I do with my life that will help me help others and have a positive impact on someone’s life?” which lead her to pursue real estate. With this scholarship, Shaimaa will be able to continue to work towards her dream of helping others find a safe space and a place for memories. Congratulations, Shaimaa!
“This scholarship would jumpstart my career, not only due to its monetary value, but also through a feeling of empowerment.”
Having been exposed to a range of different careers, Daniela firmly believes that entering the real estate industry aligns with her character and values. Daniela wishes to help people in a “more meaningful way” and believes real estate is the perfect outlet. Daniela hopes to help her future clients “make their property, investment, and lifestyle goals attainable”.
Daniela notes the importance of feeling the “support of other more senior members of the real estate community,” which this scholarship provides. Daniela has always admired Oakwyn, the way we work, and our company values. We look forward to potentially having you in the Oakwyn family one day, Daniela!