NAWRB Brought Together Senior Leadership Executives from Most Diverse Array of Industries in the Housing Ecosystem with a Gender Lens


Burgandy Basulto is a Content Writer at NAWRB. She has a bachelor’s degree in both English and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Philosophy. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves running, kickboxing, watching films, trying new restaurants she finds via Yelp, and experiencing other cultures during her travels.

The 2019 NAWRB 10th Anniversary Conference, Redefining Leadership, has passed, but for all the senior executive and industry expert participants, this is just the beginning of newfound relationships and forward-thinking dialogues that were formed during this informative and invigorating professional mastermind event.  NAWRB would like to thank Veronica Miracle of ABC7 Eyewitness News, Tami Bonnell of Exit Realty International, and Erica Courtney of ZuluTime for serving as Master of Ceremonies.

The event featured a live interaction of the just released 2019 NAWRB Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER), which provides the most diverse coverage of the Housing Ecosystem with over sixty resources in six volumes. The housing ecosystem’s prominent industry leaders discussed topics such as Impact Investing and Opportunity Zones, Women on Boards, Mastermind Collaboration, Access to Capital, Family Offices, STEM and Media, and the Aging Population. All copies of the 2019 NAWRB WHER were sold out at this event! 

An overarching theme for participants was the power of relationships and helping one another reach their unique goals. Industries and individuals across the housing and real estate ecosystem are capable of achieving greater social impact together than they can alone. 

Having a wide breadth of knowledge from an array of industry professionals representing the economic ecosystem is a fitting demonstration of the NAWRB’s growth in the last ten years. With combined resources and expertise, NAWRB is building a dynamic resource for future generations. Participants at the conference helped enrich research and development for the 2020 NAWRB WHER.

For those who missed this incredible informative event filled with rich synergy, novel ideas and new opportunities, content from the conference will be available online in the coming weeks! Stay up-to-date on NAWRB’s latest news and developments by signing up for the NAWRB Newsletter at

NAWRB’s Growth 

In addition to completing the third installment of the WHER, NAWRB expanded the NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) to include more phenomenal women leaders; added new Certified Delegate Spokeswomen; established new initiatives on Technology Human BalanceⓇ and Elder Financial Abuse; and publicly supported the recently passed SB 826 Women on Corporate Boards Bill in California, which requires 184 firms to add a woman to their boards by the end of the year.

New NDILC Members

  • Rachel Beam-Jares, Field Manager, Valuation Department, Fannie Mae
  • Erica Courtney, President, Zulu Time & 2020VET, U.S. Army Aviation, Major, NATO Gender Advisor, CA Commissioner on the Status of Women & Girls  

New Certified Delegate Spokeswomen Applicants 

  • Leora Ruzin, VP, Secondary Marketing, Guaranteed Rate
  • DeAnn Golden, SVP, Managing Broker to Dunwoody-Sandy Springs & Smyrna-Vinings & Athens-Oconee, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
  • Yolanda Lujan, VP, Chief Business Officer of NeighborWorks Orange County
  • Yuri Blanco, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Executives of Idaho
  • Corey Trujillo, Chief Maven, Synergy Maven
  • Mickey Vandenberg, National Escrow Administrator, WFG National Title Insurance Company

NAWRB Magazine Special Edition: Redefining Leadership 

The upcoming NAWRB Magazine Special Edition: Redefining Leadership will recapture the synergy and eye-opening conversations with exclusive coverage of the professional mastermind event. Companies who want to be a part of this incredible issue must submit their advertisements by September 10th, 2019. 

NAWRB Magazine is an international publication dedicated to raising awareness of women’s issues in real estate and housing. Through unique coverage of these developments, NAWRB is strengthening the economic ecosystem with a gender lens. NAWRB reaches more than 430,000 professionals in the housing ecosystem through our extended network.

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