Rita Danielle Steele has been chosen as one of the winners of Providence Business News’ 17th annual 40 Under Forty program. Awardees were selected based on their career success and involvement within their communities. When asked how she thinks COVID-19 will change the real estate industry going forward, Steele responded, "The pandemic pushed several of those in the market, professionals and consumers alike, out of their comfort zones and into means of transactional practice that are more sophisticated, flexible and innovated." Among the winners chosen for the 2021 program are those who work in the nonprofit, education, pharmaceutical, architecture, retail, construction, architecture, finance, government, and health care sectors. A special section highlighting each honoree will be featured in the August 5th print issue of Providence Business News.