SHETalks: Dr. Chitra Dorai on Artificial Intelligence & Technology Human Balance™

Dr. Chitra Dorai, AI Scientist, Entrepreneur and Former IBM Fellow and CTO at IBM Global Services, took the stage after Sharron Levine, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), to give her presentation on Technology Human Balance ™ during the SHETalk series at the 2018 NAWRB Conference.

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SHETalks: Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman Shares Secrets to Business Success

Dottie Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate and winner of the 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty The Influencer Award, gave the closing SHETalk of the first day by telling the engaging and heartfelt story of her success, from the risk she took buying Merrill Lynch from Prudential and having the tenacity to ask angel investors to invest in her dreams, to the steps she has taken to build what is now the third-largest company in America with a revenue of over $27 billion.

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Get Your Strong On: Five Songs to Mood-Boost Your Strength

Every day it seems as if we are called on to be strong in one form or another. Whether it’s physical, mental or emotional, the challenge to be strong can be as simple as saying no to the second piece of pie or as profound as getting out of bed in the wake of personal tragedy.

No matter what level of endurance you have to tap into, here are five songs showcasing the words “strong” “stronger” or “strength” to help build your mindset.

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LA Family Housing is One of Dateline’s “Angels of Skid Row”

Of the half a million people across America homeless at any given time, a quarter reside in California, with 55,000 in Los Angeles alone. Los Angeles’ Skid Row, 52 square blocks of blight, has the highest concentration of homeless in America.

Skid Row came about under unofficial policy of containment, but now thousands of homeless are spilling out into other areas in LA creating an even greater crisis.

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NAWRB Membership Drive: Cultivate Relationships & Advance Your Career or Book of Business

Are you a professional in the housing and real estate ecosystem who wants to connect with Industry Leaders, gain Leadership Opportunities and learn about the Latest Developments and Resources in your industry? Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) offers all that and more through our memberships for both women and men and advanced platforms. Relationships are everything, and having the right ones could save your deal and advance your book of business beyond your wildest dreams!

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Happy Labor Day Weekend 2018

As August comes to a close, Americans are gearing up to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Labor Day, which takes place Monday, September 3rd this year,  is a federal holiday celebrating the contributions and success of American workers. It also commemorates the American labor movement which fought for workers’ rights and saw the emergence of shorter work days and the end of child labor in the United States.

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September 2018: National Preparedness Month

This September marks National Preparedness Month, dedicated to reminding Americans about the importance of being prepared in case of a natural disaster, while providing the tools so that they can protect their homes, businesses and communities throughout the year.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are joining efforts for National Preparedness Month with a focus on the theme “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

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Womens’ Economic Growth and Advancement: Insights from Desiree Patno, CEO of NAWRB, on Critical Mass Radio Show

Fraud and embezzlement in banks can drastically take a toll on business owners. But it is possible to change the system and protect our hard­ earned money. Desiree Patno, the CEO of NAWRB is looking to spread the word on this issue. She joined us to talk about her own personal experiences and how you can avoid becoming a victim. Here are three takeaways from our time with Desiree Patno on Critical Mass Radio Show:
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NAWRB Joins MBA’s “We Believe” Campaign

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has just released their inspiring “We Believe” campaign. As their website states, “It’s time to tell consumers, lawmakers and regulators, influencers in Washington and throughout the country, all the good things our industry is doing to ensure the dream of homeownership is realized by millions of Americans.”

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3 brokerage strategies to boost workplace diversity and inclusion

BY KRYSTAL MILLER

Boosting diversity and inclusion has become a top priority for many professionals around the world, and real estate, of course, is no exception.

Diversity is becoming a critical business practice that supports a vibrant workplace culture and a successful problem-solving environment. So, it’s something brokerages need to pay close attention to.

Below are three steps real estate brokerages can take to improve their workplace diversity.

Ditch quotas

A mixture of cultures, backgrounds and abilities in your workforce bring different experiences and talent, which increases innovation and perspective.

Local and national minority organizations are great places to strengthen and cultivate relationships with diverse groups of real estate professionals.

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