In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the women of Core who have left their mark on our past and continue to shape our future.
As an organization that is largely comprised of women, we are excited to explore which women helped to play a pivotal role in their lives and what Women’s History Month means to them.
Nancy Gervasi, Settlement Officer in Core’s Mount Laurel division, is our first Women’s History Month Highlight.
It is a thing of pride to me when I think of how far women have come, especially in my lifetime. When I was born, it was very hard for women to buy real estate on their own. Lenders could deny a woman a mortgage simply because she was of child bearing age. We’ve come a long way, baby!
Strong women inspire and influence other women to be strong and empowered. This is especially true when it comes to family dynamics. When daughters see their mothers excelling in life, it tends to produce strong and capable daughters.
Intelligence, focus, empathy, decisiveness, humility
Eleanor Roosevelt—She was the first First Lady that used her position to advocate for causes near to her heart. She was unabashedly political, when that was considered unbecoming.
Margaret Thatcher- She was one of the first female leaders of a super power.
My mother. My mom was widowed at the age of thirty-eight with four daughters—ages 17, 15, 11 and 3. She started her real estate career within months of that tragedy, and she never looked back. She showed her daughters that you can have a successful career and family life at the same time.
To appreciate the women, who have gone before to pave the way for today’s young women. When my grandmothers were born, women couldn’t even vote.