About

Desiree Patno

CEO, NAWRB

“Unlike their minority counterparts, women do not have geographical roots. As a result, women lack strong cultural support from one another. Join us in strengthening the women’s culture and growing the largest global resource center for women in the housing ecosystem.”

The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses is a leading voice for women in the housing ecosystem. NAWRB is dedicated to providing women the tools and opportunities for economic growth and expansion, while advocating and promoting women-owned businesses. NAWRB is the only third-party industry-specific certifier of Women-Owned Businesses (WOB) and Minority Women-Owned Businesses (MWOB) in the housing economy.

NAWRB provides a unique platform for uniting Women in Housing and Women in Government including educational training on contracting opportunities both government and private, to expand our members’ business growth.

NAWRB empowers women in our advocacy relationships with the Office(s) of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) and other organizations. Since August of 2010, NAWRB has been championing the OMWIs, to bring more diversity and inclusion to our industry with their awareness, opportunities and access.

Specializing in the Housing Ecosystem, our trademark, SHE is Changing Real Estate®

Mission

The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) is a leading voice for women in the housing ecosystem. With the assistance of our Women’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC), NAWRB is advocating for women’s gender equality, raising the utilization of women-owned businesses and providing women the tools and opportunities for economic expansion and growth. By increasing women’s homeownership, we can leverage the entrepreneurial strength of women and help bring the awareness of women’s poverty.

With our Women’s Homeownership Initiative (WHI), NAWRB is focused on increasing women’s homeownership and raising awareness of women’s poverty levels.

The NAWRB Women’s Global Resource Center (NWGRC), provides a free women’s depository to connect vendors and clients at all employment levels and increase diverse spend.

NAWRB’s advocacy is fueled by our passion to help women in the housing ecosystem achieve success with gender equality.