Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, will profile one of the Most Influential Women of 2018.

The Most Influential Women for 2018 will be honored at a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 23, 2018 at The Camby. For tickets or for sponsorship information, email or call (602) 277-6045.

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Today’s spotlight: Wendy Forsythe

Title: COO, HomeSmart International

Background: Forsythe has leveraged her passion for real estate, operations and branding to help build successful real estate networks in Canada and the United States.

Best decision: “In 2007, I moved from Canada to the U.S. for a career opportunity. It was challenging and scary to leave home, but the results have been achieving professional levels way beyond my dreams as a kid from a small town in Canada.”

Surprising fact: “In 2017, I became an Ironman by completing a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run … I learned a lot about myself during the training and race.”