Unspoken Issues Impacting Women: Poverty, Health, Sexual Exploitation and Self-Confidence at NAWRB Conference 2018

From its title alone, you can tell this panel was a little different from the others. Wide-ranging in scope, yet narrow in its focus on issues that derail women from advancing in life, the conversations held on stage focused on topics people are sometimes uncomfortable talking about including sexual exploitation and poverty.

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Beyond Abuse: Finding Our Voice on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

It started with a phone call from Capital One Financial Corporation on January 14th, 2016. “Ms. Patno, are you the sole owner of Desiree Patno Enterprises, Inc.?”

That simple call was how I found out that my husband’s accountant had been dispersing my unsigned business checks illegally, with some going into her personal accounts and several others paying her bills directly.

I was (and still am) angry that not only my trust was betrayed, but after years of hard work and developing a reputation as a successful businesswoman in the housing and real estate sector, I was, to put it quite simply, duped.

How could this happen to me? And if this could happen to me, in my mid-fifties, plugged into and engaged fully in my businesses, what happens to women older than me, with fewer resources at their fingertips and perhaps cognitive issues?

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sheCENTER(FOLD) Edie Fraser

Chairman and Founder, STEMconnector®/Million Women Mentors® (MWM)

Edie Fraser

Edie Fraser has spent her life in the service of equality with a passionate vision for a better tomorrow. Having led national poverty programs and worked to advance women’s gender equality for decades, she has a precise understanding of women’s progress. Discussing her life, Fraser alternates seamlessly between lessons learned in childhood and her biggest professional challenges, detailing her storied career and how the future is developing for women in America. 

NAWRB: In your opinion, what is the most important success women have had in the last 50 years?

Edie Fraser: Successes have been achieved and we celebrate them, and yes, we want parity. Studies show that it could take as long as 117 years to reach parity in the private sector. Let’s advocate for parity within every government institution, business, profession, organization, and in higher education.

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The Effect of Oil Prices on Real Estate

As housing starts showing improvement, a new worry has crept in: can the dip in oil prices impact the recovering real estate market? At $30 per barrel, oil costs are the lowest they have been in almost 12 years and this could mean that gas prices will soon show a decline too, which will be favorable for millions of drivers across the nation. But is there a negative impact on the housing market?

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Will More Young Adults Start Buying Homes Next Year?

In recent times, not many young renters have made the big move to becoming homeowners. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), despite an increase in the young adult population, the number of home owners between the ages of 25 and 34 has declined steadily between 2007 and 2012, with a yearly average of 300,000.

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Can You Afford to Buy a Home in California?

The California Association of Realtors® (CAR) released its 3rd Quarter Housing Affordability Report last week and the numbers show that there has been an increase in the interest rates and a dip in the number of people who can afford to buy homes. This housing affordability index is one of the most reliable sources on information providing insight into the state’s housing economy. Continue reading

Market Your Products and Services Nationwide with NAWRB

Advertise your products and services in NAWRB Magazine to appeal to a nationwide client base. Beginning next issue, we will highlight a variety of states in each magazine. We’ll divulge the best cities to invest your money in our chosen states. From the sunny shores of California to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, our next issue will give you a taste of four different states and what it means in terms of housing.

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Auction.com Taps into International Market with New Partnership

Auction.com, a leading online real estate marketplace, announced a new partnership today with Juwai.com, a number one Chinese international property portal. The partnership will allow Chinese investors to access online real estate auctions in the United States.

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How Businesses Can Incorporate the Sharing Economy for Higher Success

The sharing economy is picking up speed. It is defined as a peer-to-exchange of goods and services, in which citizens rent or share resources. Companies involved in the sharing economy include Airbnb—where a host rents out part of his or her home to someone looking for a temporary place to stay. Companies like this are growing in size and it would bode well for business owners to adopt some of these characteristics in order to increase the chances of being successful.

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