One Agency has been delighted to discover an unofficial network that has grown within its midst, of female business owners who mentor other women thinking of joining the group.

Stephanie Mason, who opened One Agency Stephanie Mason in July 2020, has already spoken to a lot of prospective licensees since joining the group.

“I find it very easy to relate to these women why the move is so great for a female in particular, especially if they are running a one-person business like myself,” she said.

“We discuss the reasons they might be looking to move, the obstacles that might pop up and how best to manage them, the benefits of joining the group, and what it can do for your personal lifestyle and professional goals.”

Annette Pinkerton, who’s owned One Agency Pinkerton Properties for eight years, said it’s important for female real estate professionals to support each other.

“I believe that because women are not greatly represented in our area, that prospective new talent looking for mentors or someone to aspire to might bypass our industry,” she said.

“I try to ascertain what their goals are before dishing out advice. I let them know that I’m here to support them. Sometimes, all they need is the encouragement and belief from another woman to find the courage to take the leap.”

Elizabeth Morris, who opened One Agency Liverpool Plains in October, spoke to a female licensee as part of her due diligence process. She said she would be happy to return the favour, by chatting to other women who were weighing up the pros and cons of starting a business under the One Agency brand.

“Coming from a middle-class family and making the decision to go out on my own was a huge decision and one that I thought I would never be able to accomplish,” she said.

“It’s a very male-dominated industry, and as much as we have progressed in the years, there are still a lot of older males out there who don’t think we can do it. If we listen to that side of the argument, we can become very self-conscious,” she said.

One Agency co-founder Annie Davies, who is the only woman to have founded or co-founded one of Australia’s top 10 real estate groups, said she was delighted to see so many women join One Agency, because real estate is an industry that suits many women.

“Real estate is one of those industries where you need to be a self-starter and you get judged on results, so there isn’t as much of a glass ceiling,” she said.

Also, while real estate can involve long hours, there’s often some flexibility in when you do those hours, which means, if you’re a working mum, you can make time to do school drop-offs and attend school functions.”

One Agency CEO Paul Davies said he loves the fact that One Agency not only has a lot of successful female business owners, but that they’re willing to go out of their way to mentor other prospective female licensees.

“The real estate industry has made a lot of improvements in gender equality during my 40-plus years in the industry, but we still have some way to go,” he said.

“The fastest way to close the gap is for more women to become principals, because then it inspires other women to follow the same path.

“That’s why I’m so happy that One Agency’s female business owners are helping other women step up to leadership positions.”


Paul Davies is the founder and CEO of One Agency, which has more than 150 businesses throughout Australasia. During his 40-plus years in the industry, Paul’s biggest single insight is: it’s not what you make, it’s what you keep that counts.


If you love what you do but want to make a change – either to keep more of what you earn, shift to a more lifestyle focused operation and reduce running costs; I invite you to contact me at One Agency and discuss confidentially how our model, (less than $1000 + GST per month regardless of your GCI) may be just the answer to breathe new life into your career and future proof yourself.

"It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep that counts."
‒ Paul Davies, Founder and CEO

Download your free ebook

Essential reading for existing and aspiring real estate business owners.  

Revised edition: Written by our Founder and CEO Paul Davies with a foreword by leading real estate coach and trainer Tom Panos, ‘How To Profit In Real Estate Business Ownership’ is compulsive reading for established and aspiring agents looking for a way to achieve success and maximise fee retention.

Revised Book

About Paul Davies

As founder and CEO of the fastest growing real estate network across Australasia, I offer real estate professionals an opportunity to reap the financial rewards of going it alone with the security and clout of an established brand. Talk to me and my team about your options.

Get in touch




Back to top


Staff retention matters

Wednesday 29th May 2024

One Place for Social Media

Wednesday 8th May 2024
One Agency

One Agency is a revolution in real estate, empowering both individual real estate professionals and established agencies to take control of their future and bring an entirely new level of service to clients.

Subscribe to the blog for our latest news updates