Pride 2023

Event Information

Date: June 6, 2023
Location: Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel, 10209 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland, USA, 21044

Join us June 6, 2023 for the second annual Maryland REALTORS® Pride in Practice event. This event is dedicated to advancing the association’s and its members’ efforts to engage and educate our diverse membership in the world of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

This year’s program is designed to elevate and maintain the high standards of professional conduct with all members by raising awareness of the issues faced by LGBTQ+ homebuyers and renters.


9:30 am – 10:00 am
Event Check-in

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Kickoff: Welcome with DEI Chair, Terring Wang
Join us for a fascinating discussion with Brandon Green, Co-Founder and CEO of Alchemy of Money. Let Brandon be your guide to creating new possibilities and making them your reality. Brandon’s goal is to remind you who you really are, what’s truly possible in this world, and how you can have it all––as you define it.

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Panel discussion: Navigating Diverse Worlds Featuring:
Raymone Jackson, Human Resources, Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, T. Rowe Price
Jabari Lyles, Community Leader, Activist, Educator, Jabari Lyles Consulting
Nico Makuch, President, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, Central Maryland Chapter
Bo Menkiti, Founder, CEO, The Menkiti Group, Keller Williams Capital Properties
Moderator: Wayne Curtis, Vice Chair, DEI Advisory Group

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Buffet lunch

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bias Override Course (3 Hours Maryland CE Credit)
Brenda Kasuva, Colette Massengale, and Kathleen Dartez provide this educational opportunity to learn about the mind science of identity, how implicit bias can result in fair housing violations and will engage you in interactive exercises to enhance communication skills and business relationships with clients of all backgrounds.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Social Hour