PT Managing Partner Sarah Kosasky inspires day in and day out while leading her associates in Partners Trust’s Malibu office. But on Thursday, June 8, Sarah empowered a different crowd: females in real estate. Sarah spoke on a powerful panel at the California Association of Realtors’ first ever WomanUp! Conference boasting an impressive list of speakers and relevant sessions.
The conference, which was held at The Westin in Pasadena, featured a full day of career-focused women coming together, talking about and exploring the tools needed to take their business to the next level. WomanUp! has its roots in mentorship and leadership, two things that Sarah is particularly drawn to, and touched on everything from effective coaching, to building the best team, finding your mentors, and even starting your own brokerage.
Sarah, along with two other women headed a panel titled, “The Art of the Ask,” where the panel discussed strategies designed to empower women to engage in successful negotiations as well as navigate their way through challenging business discussions. “I am honored to have been asked to speak at the inaugural event,” Sarah said.
By participating in this event, Sarah was able to continue to bridge the community of female leaders in the real estate industry—and Sarah is big on community; she makes it her job to create a collaborative environment in her own office through continued education and unprecedented teamwork. As Sarah spoke on the panel, her commitment to greatness came through. She shared the importance of building relationships and how that has such a significant role in “the ask.”
As the all-day event wrapped up and successful, inspirational women within the industry moved through the ballroom, Sarah expressed her optimism for the future and how she felt the WomanUp! organization was so crucial to industry growth. “I’m especially optimistic about the mentoring relationships that will result from this event and will support future generations of female leadership.”