Calling Women & Men – 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!

NAWRB is a leading voice for women focused on advancing gender equality, raising the utilization of women-owned and small businesses and providing the tools for economic security, stability and sanctuary. We provide one of the most wide-ranging resources in the industry, covering topics and issues affecting women in the housing ecosystem from poverty and homeownership to leadership opportunities and family offices.

Not Just Any Women’s Organization.

Since 2009, Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) has acted as a leading voice and trusted resource for the advancement of women in the industry.

We are the only women’s trade organization representing women business professionals in all areas of the housing ecosystem including residential and commercial real estate, technology, mortgage & finance, construction and related services. As a result, our networking, leadership development, and business growth opportunities are second-to-none.

We are relationship gurus and expert connectors. Our members love that our diverse base within the industry allows them to form key business and personal relationships with an ability to foster real growth and change.

Depending on level of membership and depth of participation, members will have leadership opportunities, access to resources and insights on business growth, marketing and exposure for their business and executive resources. And because we understand the importance of strategic allies, with the exception of our NDILC, men are allowed to become NAWRB members.

In addition, we work with government organizations, federal officials and members of Congress to promote increased utilization of women-owned businesses across all platforms.

COMMITTEES:

  • Government Relations
  • Business Certification
  • Women’s Homeownership
  • Membership
  • Events
  • Media Outreach
  • NAWRB Foundation
  • Business Development
  • NAWRB Magazine

Play in Our Sandbox

Come Innovate with Us

We Converse. NAWRB has strong relationships with government entities, opening up potential resources for members. As a member, you’ll also receive press releases, weekly newsletters covering breaking news and containing relevant articles, association updates, business leads, advance notice of member discounts and our sheCalls: direct conversations with industry leaders on pressing topics.

We Connect. NAWRB’s advancement for women in the housing and real estate ecosystem extends to hosting networking events throughout the year as well as an industry conference recognized for its boutique atmosphere and unique mix of brains, passion, and power. We are expert connectors: matching the right people and resources at the right time.

We Cultivate. Here for the success of our members, NAWRB has a full-time dedicated office staff making ourselves readily available. The ability to form business and close, personal relationships are just some of the reasons why members renew with us year after year. We also actively foster relationships and nurture leadership growth. By providing opportunities to lead through our committees, or by serving on our Board of Directors or as a Certified Delegate Spokeswoman, we help you to take the lead in changing tomorrow for today’s women.

Discover Why Our Members Love NAWRB

The NAWRB Conference is designed to strengthen connections, learn from the best and recognize female leaders. This year’s conference provided great content and the women in attendance are so inspirational. Thank you for a great experience.
Marcia Davies COO, Mortgage Bankers Association
The highlights were many, but if I have to pick one to distill it all, it’s the level of sharing-not holding back-but genuinely and authentically sharing so that people could walk away with increased knowledge and increased power to implement it.
Dr. Chitra Dorai AI Scientist, Entrepreneur & Former IBM Fellow and CTO at IBM Global Services
For me [the highlight of the conference] was just the women-just being in the same room as these women. This was not fluff. This was substance, this was brains, this was passion, this was power. So, I'm leaving so energized, so motivated, so blessed. This has been a great experience for me.
Adenike Fasanya Owner, Marvel Ventures Mortgage, Inc.
Desiree, I want you to know I sincerely appreciate your words of encouragement. These times have been quite humbling for me, and that is a good experience. Thank you for being a friend, as well as an incredible leader.
Dianne Langston Quality Real Estate Services
Love this magazine. Thank you. We have an office of wonderful women all with amazing stories.
Joseph Brazen Brazen Sotheby's International Realty
Love this magazine and I love how generously marketing and column space is shared with us. Desirée is correct. No other organization publicizes their members in such a large way. I love NAWRB!!
Dianne Langston Quality Real Estate Services, Inc.
It was an honor to work with you, share information and be featured in your article in N Magazine. I'm proud that Staging is now part of the REO community. You and your organization are doing great and needed work. Thank you for all that you are doing! I look forward to working with you in the future!
Barb Schwarz Creator of Home Staging
Any exposure is so valuable to any business and especially when it is done in such a professional manor. That's what I love about NAWRB. Alex walked me through the certification process and really made it easy, and for that I am so thankful.
Shelly West-Chenoweth President, Atlas Field Services, Inc.
Our decision to join NAWRB stems from our desire to be actively engaged and a contributing member in our real estate community. NAWRB allows us the opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded women-owned business professionals and make a difference in real estate and related industries.
Sandra H. Cope Vice President/Escrow Officer, Inwest Title Services
I joined NAWRB because it is one of the only associations focusing on women in the REO business. I believe this is an excellent opportunity to be part of an organization that supports and encourages women to be successful in real estate.
Amanda Arhuire Sunrise Property Preservation, LLC
NAWRB gives me a voice, a voice that has been long awaited for and I hope to inspire all women business owners in any industry...
Stephanie Hughes All Bay Realty, Inc.
NAWRB is a phenomenal organization that assists women-owned buisness owners in not only their ongoing education and development in real estate, but also in the networking of other women-owned business owners on how to grow their business and support one another with the added benefit of being certified as a women-owned business.
Teresa Ryan Owner, Ryan Hill Realty
NAWRB is an amazing organization that I highly recommend for women in real estate looking to network, expand their education and further their careers!
Lisa Ristow The Ristow Group
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Looking forward to seeing you guys SOON! I am so excited about N Magazine! NAWRB are real estate game changers!!! GOOOOO 2013 and BEYOND!!!
Stephanie Hughes All Bay Realty
Thank you so much! I LOVE IT! Where can I get a copy of the magazine at? Thank you for asking me to be a part of N Crowd in N Magazine.
Joan Patterson Keller Williams Realty
NAWRB does a fantastic job of heightening awareness of intelligent business people who happen to be women.
Lisa Ristow The Ristow Group
We cannot begin to say how proud we are to receive NAWRB certification. It is the result of lifelong work and commitment to not allow dreams to just be dreams. Thank you to NAWRB and thank you to every wonderful person we've crossed paths with along the way! Dream on & God bless!
Terry Rasner Reno Tahoe Realty Group, LLC.
Desiree is such a great speaker. I had so much positive feedback. People are asking me to bring her back to a larger venue! I am excited about my membership and I hope to be an active member to increase our numbers. She is such a hard working lady, and I have true admiration for her. So much of what she said was on point with my experiences, and it was great to hear from another professional. I need that kind of dialogue on a regular basis. Let’s get my membership up and running and I am interested in certification as a woman owned business.
Dianne Langston Quality Real Estate Services
I love how NAWRB offers marketing opportunities at a reasonable rate, while also making it a focus for the Real Estate Industry as a whole to receive education about all types of transactions in order to make it a more efficient and easier place to do business.
Nicole Romero
Thank you so much for thinking about us. I was able to get a room at the Five Star Conference at a great rate. Can't wait to see you there!
Raye Mayhorn Realty Executives
Leading Ladies was a very professional event, interactive, and it was filled with new ideas about thinking out of the box to utilize my WOB certification to expand business. I took away tons of good information. There are so many REO groups seeking new members that it's hard to figure out where I should invest my resources. After attending the conference I was happy that I had joined NAWRB.
Colleen Calnan Calnan Real Estate
I do not impress easily and was completely blown away by Desiree's knowledge and professionalism. After three years of attending C.A.R. meetings she wins the best knowledge-packed presentation in my book.
Christine Padilla
I have nothing but fantastic things to say about NAWRB! I believe in this organization. Keep up the great work! It really shows!!
Ivery Summers The REODIVA
I know a lot of companies ask if you are a member of NAWRB.
Melissa Justice

It was a pleasure meeting you at the Five Star. I really enjoyed the event/dinner you planned for members of NAWRB. Thanks for all you do to promote women in business. Marlene Cerreta, Cerreta Realty Group Marlene@Cerreta.net

Of course I will be continuing my membership. You guys are the BEST!!!!

Willie Stewart Divine Realty

Hi there…thank you so much! It was a true pleasure…didn’t see so many items you mentioned…I always pitch that I speak English and Spanish…can’t believe I missed that! Again, thank you so much! This made my day!!!!

Liza Mendez Pedro Realty International

Thank you so much. Everything seems to have gone well and simple other than a large deluge of old paperwork to find.... Since attending REO Expo and putting in some applications online I am getting emails from companies who say they can certify us. I will be sure to recommend you if anyone ever asks.

Carol A. Kemp Kemp Real Estate, Inc.

It was great meeting you and your staff at the REO Expo as well. Just so you know Katherine has been extremely helpful and patient with me through this [certification] process and I’m grateful for your assistance.

Stephanie Davis DC Properties of Arizona, Inc.
It’s just been an incredible conference. The women who have been here and all of you who I’ve met with have been the highlight of my year so far, really.
Rebecca Steele CEO and President, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, NDILC Co-Chairwoman

A Membership Tailored to You

NAWRB offers the opportunity to customize a membership experience to fit your needs with four different levels to choose from.

Want to find out what we’re all about? With an engage membership you are introduced to everything we’re most passionate about while our Elite and above memberships are packed with leadership opportunities, tools and resources to take your business to the next level.

Leadership Opportunities

Resources & Business Growth

Marketing & Exposure

Access to Executive Resources

NAWRB Business Directory

Direct Referrals from NAWRB

  • Engage
  • $195
  • This level of membership supports the access and advancement of professional women throughout the housing ecosystem.
    Benefits for this level include:
  • Business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Use of the NAWRB logo to leverage your connection with us
  • Access to our archive of articles, reports and magazines as a resource and for professional development
  • Ongoing industry information from our communication platforms
  • Member savings on events and our annual conference
  • New & Renew
  • Elite
  • $495
  • Love being a member and want to take it to the next level? Add an elite membership upgrade to your current engage membership and access everything an Engage membership offers with added Elite benefits.
    Benefits for this level include:
  • Business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Use of the NAWRB logo to leverage your connection with us
  • Access to our archive of articles, reports and magazines as a resource and for professional development
  • Ongoing industry information from our communication platforms
  • Member savings on events, our annual conference and merchandise
  • Leverage your Elite Membership by joining a committee and receive a $12,000 value of executive coaching
  • Potential to hold a Board of Directors position and lead organizational committees to impact change
  • Potential to cultivate strategic business development relationships
  • Priority-level business-to-business referrals
  • Access to our media toolkit and opportunities for prime ad placement in our globally distributed award-winning magazine (additional fees may apply)
  • New & Renew

Love being a member and want to take it to the next level? Add an elite membership upgrade to your current engage membership and access everything an Engage membership offers with added Elite benefits.

  • Elite + Delegate Spokeswoman
  • $699
  • Our opportunities to lead don’t end with our committees. We believe in taking action in our communities. As a Certified Delegate Spokeswoman, you’ll learn how to create conversations in within your sphere of influence and beyond. Benefits include everything included with an Engage and Elite membership with these added benefits:
    Benefits for this level include:
  • Business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Use of the NAWRB logo to leverage your connection with us
  • Access to our archive of articles, reports and magazines as a resource and for professional development
  • Ongoing industry information from our communication platforms
  • Member savings on events, our annual conference and merchandise
  • Leverage your Elite Membership by joining a committee and receive a $12,000 value of executive coaching
  • Potential to hold a Board of Directors position and lead organizational committees to impact change
  • Potential to cultivate strategic business development relationships
  • Priority-level business-to-business referrals
  • Access to our media toolkit and opportunities for prime ad placement in our globally distributed award-winning magazine (additional fees may apply)
  • Beginning with our Certified Delegate Spokeswoman training featuring professionals providing expert guidance on public speaking, leadership and the diversity and inclusion movement, the NAWRB Certified Delegate Program offers exceptional benefits. Through the art of speaking leverage your business and outreach becoming an Expert resource for your community. Learn to make a difference and play it forward.
  • Potential promotion of your business through our communication networks including possible features in our NAWRB Magazine and highlights on our social media outlets.
  • Opportunities to lend your voice to our ongoing advancement of Women-Owned (WOB) and Women Minority-Owned (WMOB) Businesses.
  • New & Renew

Becoming a member automatically associates you with a leading industry voice. However, you can leverage your membership in so many ways! Adding your our logo to your website and email signature is the first step, but you can also purchase custom ad placement packages for our magazine distributed to over 430,000 professionals in the industry, or you can contact our design team for executive branding. 

Leadership roles offer even more exposure. Adding a Certified Delegate Spokeswoman, Board of Director Chair, Committee membership or NDILC title to your LinkedIn page flags you as a go-to person in your industry and point of connection.

Take the lead in changing tomorrow for today’s women. Sign up to be on our Board of Directors today!

  • The term for each Board Chair position shall last two (2) years
  • A willingness to devote at least eight (8) hours a month to the position
  • Each Chair must plan one (1) event relevant to their position
  • Each Chair will have a committee that works under them to aid in the successful implementation and execution of their respective duties
  • Each Board Chair shall submit a report once a month detailing their engagement, progress, who they’ve reach out to, and all relevant measurable statistics
  • Each Chair shall take place in regular ongoing communication with NAWRB staff and committees for updates and support

This position is for politically driven women that want to engage with policy making and issues regarding housing and diversity initiatives. As a coalition member with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and several other organizations, we want to continue to grow our outreach and our support for the right initiatives.

The Certification Chair forms strong relationships and develops tools to increase the marketing power, presence and recognition of NAWRB Women-Owned Business Certification. This committee gives you direct involvement with certification decisions. Members will also assist the Board Chair for Certification on a local level for applicants.

The Regulatory & Policy Chairperson shall provide assistance to NAWRB in fulfilling its responsibilities with respect to its oversight of regulatory strategy and public policy positions.  The Chairperson aims to predict the impact of these regulations, inform the members of implementation requirements, and provide the education necessary to achieve and maintain compliance with all relevant regulations.

The responsibilities of the Membership Chair include becoming familiar with NAWRB membership policies, securing and distributing membership promotion materials throughout events, encouraging recruitment of new members, and supporting the Board of Directors with membership activity reports prior to each Board of Directors meeting.

The Events Chair is responsible for recruiting and training a team of volunteers to plan and implement all aspects of NAWRB events. This person must be well-versed about and able to articulate NAWRB’s mission and values.  In addition, the Events Chair must be able to hold committee members accountable for their tasks and the overall goals of the events.

The Media Outreach Chair is able to contribute to sources such as blogs, e-zines, NAWRB Magazine articles, and promotion regarding members and outside publication outlets. With this committee, you will have the opportunity help shape our branding and overall media outreach.

Help strengthen your NAWRB relationship as the NAWRB Foundation 501(c)(3) Chair. The NAWRB Foundation is a nationwide non-profit that establishes community outreach and helps women in housing and the communities they reside in. You’ll quickly learn how to formulate connections in communities to help the foundation.

NAWRB works hard to give women the resources they need to grow and expand their business. Help NAWRB achieve this goal by being the Business Development Chair. You can utilize your sharp business-savvy skills to work on strategic alliances with other organizations and sponsorships. This role is encouraged to bring national opportunities to the forefront.

From NAWRB emails to the NAWRB website, you’ve seen the online edition of the magazine. Filled with critical articles reflecting the housing ecosystem and women-owned businesses, NAWRB Magazine also features fun fashion ideas, enticing recipes, and ways to stay fit and healthy. As the NAWRB Magazine Chair, you’ll have the opportunity to work with important business partners and members in the promotion and strategic development of growing NAWRB Magazine’s readership.