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Women in Boardrooms: Ethical and Profitable

 

There is no two ways about it, diversity in the workplace is essential. True equality—a basic tenet on which this country is built, second only to freedom—cannot be achieved until women receive equal representation and opportunity in our workforce.   

 

After considering ethical responsibility, we must consider the pragmatic benefits of being inclusive to women and minorities. By limiting the participation of entire groups of people we are voluntarily denying the meaningful contributions they can make to our workforce, economy and country. 

Cultivating a Flexible Work Culture

 
 


We live in a fast-paced world that is outgrowing the era of the 9 to 5 work day spent cooped up at a desk. Millennials, who are the debutants in the workforce, have a different perspective and desire flexible schedules with the liberty of working from anywhere. Is that too much to ask for, especially when technology affords this flexibility?


The Future of our Communities Lies in our Mothers' Hands



The number of women rearing children by themselves in America has nearly tripled in the last 45 years, reaching a current estimate of 10 million single mothers in this country. The U.S. Census Bureau reports more than 1 in 4 families with children under the age of 18 are headed by a single parent and more than 3 out of 4 single parent families are headed by a female. Although women have made great economic strides in the last decade, studies show that they continue to be disproportionately impacted by poverty. Single mothers face serious economic challenges; they generally have lower incomes and higher living expenses for child care, healthcare and housing. 

Start-up India, Stand Up India: Promoting Entrepreneurship in India

 

Did you know that India is third in the list of nations with maximum startups and is right behind the U.S. and U.K.? According to the Your Story Research: Indian Startups Funding Report for 2015, $9 billion was invested on Indian startups in 2015 and the 2016 has started with an impressive $38 million in investments.

Announcing NAWRB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Chairwoman

 

Rebecca Steele

IRVINE, CA – The NAWRB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) is proud to announce Rebecca Steele as our newly appointed chairwoman.

Steele is the Founder and CEO of Steele Advisory and Services, LLC. and brings with her over 20 years as a financial industry expert working with the nation’s largest banks. 

NWBC Annual Report: 10 Million Strong

 

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) recently released their 2015 Annual Report, 10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship, detailing last year’s developments, the Council’s accomplishments and their insights and suggestions for the new year. In the email announcing the report’s release, NWBC executive director Amanda Brown states that this is “a time for celebration and reflection, and also a call-to-action for continued–and dare I say greater–investment” as women are starting 1,200 new businesses every day and women-owned businesses have grown to 10 million in number. 

Diversity and Inclusion: A Millennial?s Standpoint

 

Traditionally, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in a workplace mean the representation and acceptance of people regardless of their race, gender, religion and other factors. Millennials, who will comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, have a different perception; even though they respect the old norm, for them D&I is more about intellectual acceptance.

NAWRB Receives Approval as Freddie Mac HomeSteps Diversity Supplier

 

NAWRB is proud to announce that we have been approved as a Freddie Mac HomeSteps Diversity Supplier. HomeSteps is the REO Sales division of Freddie Mac, one of the nation’s largest sources of residential mortgage credit.

 

Merry Christmas from NAWRB!

 

It’s Christmas Eve and NAWRB would like to wish our community a merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope that you are spending these celebratory days away from work, with family, friends and good food. At NAWRB headquarters, the Christmas spirit is alive and well; our holiday mixer was a couple days ago, we had a secret Santa gift exchange yesterday, we have Christmas lights throughout the office and there is Christmas music playing.

Does it Cost More to be a Woman than a Man in New York City?

 

Women already have a tough time getting on par with men in the corporate world, do we now have to fight against gender bias in product pricing too? From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of being a Female Consumer, A Study of Gender Pricing in New York City is a study conducted by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).