Dottie Herman
Dottie Herman is the quintessential New York success story. As CEO of Douglas Elliman, she has grown the company to be the largest and fastest-growing real estate residential brokerage in New York— currently ranked the third largest independent real estate company in the United States— making Dottie the most successful woman in real estate. Throughout her distinguished career, Dottie has received several honors and accolades for her work in real estate and her success in business. In 2008, she was honored at the 12th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Gala, receiving the Distinguished Community Leadership Award for her continual support and contributions. In 2009, the Guardian Angels honored Dottie with the Outstanding New Yorker Award. In 2009 and 2011, Crain’s New York Business named her among the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York. For the last four consecutive years, Dottie has been celebrated on The New York Observer's The Power 100, a list recognizing New York City's most influential people in real estate. In 2016, Forbes named Dottie as “America’s Richest Self-Made Women in Real Estate.” In 2017, Dottie was honored at the United Nations Women’s Entrepreneurship Day where she was awarded the prestigious, Business Pioneer Award.
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Why This Self Made CEO Never Looks at Failures

by Dottie Herman

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