Name: Nancy Simerly
Company: The Milam Group, Fridrich & Clark Realty LLC
Title: Real Estate Agent
Brief description of your job responsibilities: Represent clients’ needs and vision; guide and negotiate transactions to the most rewarding results and experience possible for each and every client.
Cable Member Since: 2017
Why did you decide to join Cable? I was relatively new to Nashville, had read about Cable and was interested. My friend Julia Baker, who happened to be the membership director, invited me to a meeting. I was immediately sold and joined.
What have you gained/learned from joining an organization like Cable? I have met amazing leaders in our community, listened to inspirational and informative talks, and broken bread with individuals I would not otherwise have met.
How would you describe the benefits of Cable to someone thinking about joining the organization? Cable opens your eyes to possibilities both within our community and across the world. It introduces you to the women who are making a difference for Nashville. And it provides role models of leaders who inspire each of us to reach higher.
In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges professional women face in the business world today? The biggest challenges to professional women in business today include the unfortunate rollback of women in business in general as a result of the pandemic, as well as the ongoing issue of being taken seriously as a leader.
What is your ultimate career goal? I became a real estate agent with Fridrich & Clark Realty in 2019 and have just recently joined The Milam Group. This is my fifth career, with each being a unique and successful platform for my skill set. My goal is to surpass my success in all previous careers, becoming a model of professionalism and a force for good in the Greater Nashville area’s real estate field. I love Nashville, and the people in it. I want to contribute significantly to both the business and nonprofit communities.
What advice would you give to a young woman just starting her career? Go for it with all you have, but don’t feel limited by whatever field you choose. It’s possible and delightful to reinvent oneself multiple times, as your personal and professional needs evolve.
What is a catch phrase that absolutely drives you crazy? “No problem.” This phrase implies one was creating or had a problem. Since it is typically used in place of a simple thank you, it negates a sense of gratitude, replacing it with a jarring question as to whether one’s need really was a “problem.”