A few weeks ago I read an email I had received from Tiffany who suggested that we were neglecting the fairer sex and that we need some more female perspective in the show. So Tiffany joins me today and has an excellent suggestion and an invitation to join a special group – more about that later.
Kevin: I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’d received an e-mail from Tiffany, who rightly so hauled me across the coals for not having enough women on the program. We’ve actually taken steps to amend that, and I appreciate any feedback that anyone can tell us about how we can get the programs better.
Tiffany joins me. Hi, Tiffany.
Tiffany: Hi, Kevin. How are you?
Kevin: Wonderful. Thank you for the prompt, too. We actually have a schedule now to make sure that we do get both sexes involved in the show going forward because I think as you rightly pointed out, women do have a different kind of focus, don’t they?
Tiffany: They do. And I think a different way is thinking about investing. It’s just the way that the brain is structured. I work in training, so I work a lot around psychology and understanding how people learn and how they implement activities. It is proven quite widely that women really do learn and actively take investments in different ways.
Kevin: Being a real estate agent, I know that women look at property purchases totally differently from men and their decision making process is also quite different. It’s valuable input.
Now, you’ve made a wonderful offer, which we’re going to talk about in just a moment, but before we do, you mentioned in your e-mail that you work for a large financial institution and that they have a “women in finance” mentoring program. Tell me about that.
Tiffany: Yes. As I said, I work in training, and we really try to support professional development for women working in the organization. What we do is buddy them up with women who are in senior leadership roles to make sure that they have the support that they need to develop and grow professionally so that we’re really supporting them to develop their career.
Kevin: Anything in self-development, we’re really behind. The offer that you made was that you are willing to be a catalyst to maybe put some women together who might be interested in starting some kind of a group. I imagine it probably would be online or something like that, Tiffany?
Tiffany: Yes. I haven’t actually started it up, but it’s really just an idea at this particular point in time. I notice that there isn’t really that support or mentoring for women in property investing. I have a huge passion for it, which is why I’m such a fan of your show.
Kevin: Thank you.
Tiffany: I just thought if anyone is interested, then maybe we could get something started and actually connect women who have very little experience in property investing with women who do have that experience so that that they can have someone support them and hold their hand along the way.
Kevin: Well, maybe we can help facilitate that, too. I’m not quite sure yet how we can do that. Why don’t we just put the call out? If anyone is interested, they can either contact me directly through our website, or to you if you don’t mind. What’s your e-mail address, Tiffany?
Tiffany: Yes, absolutely. I’m more than happy for people to contact me if they’re interested, and we can talk about how this would happen. My e-mail address is TiffanyMuirhead@yahoo.com.au.
Kevin: If you’ve made a note of that, by all means contact Tiffany directly, or you can do it through me, and I’ll just forward it straight on to you, and you can communicate directly with them.
That’ll be a nice way to go. We’ll monitor this, and if there’s a need for us to get together a special program where you might want to talk to a couple of investors, and we might make that broadly available, we’d be very happy to do that, as well.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Kevin: There you go. That’s TiffanyMuirhead@Yahoo.com.au, or you can e-mail me directly. Just do it through the website, Kevin@RealEstateTalk.com.au.
Tiffany, great talking to you. Congratulations on what you’re doing, too. I know that you’ve just started your journey. You did Michael Yardney’s course in Melbourne, didn’t you?
Tiffany: I did. I was really impressed with Michael’s course in Melbourne. I loved it, and it was a really great way to make some connections, meet some people, and learn a whole heap, as well.
Kevin: Yes. He’s a good man, and he’s a regular on our show, too. Tiffany, thank you so much for your time. I will be in touch with you, and we’ll monitor this.
Kevin: It’s fantastic. Just contact me, and I’ll pass it on. Thanks, Tiffany.
Tiffany: Thanks, Kevin. Thanks for having me on the show.