Dottie Herman Richest Self-Made Woman in Real Estate Reveals How She Overcame Childhood Trauma and Turned Pain Into Power

Herman tells Inspired Host, Nicole Sawyer how she turned pain into power

On the surface Dottie Herman is one of the richest self-made women in America. As CEO of Douglas Elliman, last year alone she led her team to sell more than $27 billion in real estate. But what you may not know about her…she came from humble beginnings and a painful past. At the tender age of 9 years old, she lost her mother in a tragic car accident. Despite life’s challenges that would have stopped most people, Dottie rose above it all and built an empire, the 4th largest real estate firm in the United States. Now Dottie Herman, sits down with Nicole Sawyer, host of Inspired to share her story. She reveals how she wants to inspire female entrepreneurs to understand obstacles are not road blocks they are opportunities and her favorite thing to collect is shoes!

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Originally aired on United Airlines, U.S. Airports & Hotels via ReachTV


  • Nicole Sawyer

    Award Winning Television Journalist, Entrepreneur & Speaker

    Nicole Sawyer is an award-winning multi-platform journalist, masterful businesswoman and innovative thinker. Her exceptional story telling has aired across several major television networks as well as digital and print publications. Nicole has extensive background in business and a knack for turning ideas into tangible results. She has created original digital series for ABC News and produced for award winning shows 20/20, Nightline, World News, Good Morning America, CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and was a founding member of The FOX Business Network, News Corp’s financial news network, where she launched and developed several of the network’s prime time shows. For over a decade Nicole has written stories focused on business, innovation, travel and wellness. She’s arranged interviews with some of the most influential people in the world, including Pope Francis, HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Jeff Bezos, Deepak Chopra and fashion icons Michael Kors and Diane Von Furstenberg. Nicole is a two-time Edward R. Murrow award recipient. She currently serves as Programming Director for Bloomberg Live and hosts the TV Program Inspired with Nicole Sawyer which airs on ReachMe TV, a multi-platform network that has reach to 100 million total viewers in hotels, airports and retail stores.