Atlanta Business Chronicle Names ARA's First Black Woman President a 'Woman of Influence'

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Karen Hatcher, CPM® is being recognized as a "Woman of Influence" by Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta Business League

ATLANTA - Rezul -- Karen Hatcher, CPM®, CEO of Sovereign Realty + Management and the current President of Atlanta REALTORS Association, is being recognized as a "Woman of Influence" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, which annually recognizes 21 women who drive Atlanta business in different industries and professions and the Atlanta Business League. These recognitions happen on October 4th and October 13th in Atlanta.

Hatcher was recently named by the Biz Chronicle to Atlanta's 'Power 100' List as a 'Realtor on the Front Lines,' making Atlanta leadership history. With her historical appointment in 2022 as the first Black woman President of ARA, Karen pledged to continue the 'dance' from diversity initiatives to making intentional inclusion part of the DNA of the association.

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Within the first six months of Karen's presidency and pledge to lead ARA towards its promise of making historical strides towards inclusion, an MOU establishing voting rights to local Multicultural Realtor® Associations and ensuring all ARA members who actively participate on committees can impact decisions by having a vote. Hatcher notes the most impactful change was converting the non-voting seats of Multicultural Association representatives on ARA's Board of Directors to voting seats. This allows the underrepresented constituents a true and full seat at the table on issues impacting communities today, such as housing affordability, equity, and inclusion. Imperative to advancing equal access to home ownership.

She is also appointed as 2023 Chair of the Small Broker Committee for the National Association of REALTORS®; currently serving as Vice Chair. An intentional philanthropist, Karen and her husband's commitment and contributions to the citizens of metro Atlanta through their involvement and participation in community and civic activities are highlighted. They are the co-founders of the Keep Building Foundation. Their nonprofit is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity for future builders, focusing on instilling best-practice construction innovation in sustainability, and affordable housing, including opportunities for advancement through DEI for future builders. Along with Habitat for Humanity, Hosea Feed The Hungry, and other charitable organizations in Atlanta.

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The Atlanta REALTORS® Association and its members congratulate Karen Hatcher on receiving such honorable recognition.

To learn more about Karen Hatcher and the Sovereign companies, click here (

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Tamika Morrison Okeleke

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