Power-up Your Policymaking

How to turn your passion into action from boosting your local engagement or running for office

“This woman’s place is in the House-the House of Representatives”-Bella Abzug

It’s no new news that although we comprise a little over half the human population, women are severely underrepresented in both politics and business. Although great strides have been made and new fissures and cracks appear every day in that storied glass ceiling, for the busy everyday woman, moving from awareness to engagement can seem daunting. Continue reading

The Power of Mentoring for Women and Minorities

A recent study from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, Creating a culture of mentorship, highlights the importance of workplace mentoring programs to women and minorities, thereby accentuating the potential of effective mentoring programs in helping close gender and racial gaps in the workplace.

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NAWRB Adds New Membership Committee Board Member

The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) has announced the addition of Shauna Weatherspoon, President & CEO, Weatherspoon & Associates, to their Membership Committee Board. The Membership Committee is responsible for growing NAWRB Membership on a local and national scale, providing women in the housing ecosystem with resources for business success.

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NAWRB Adds Three New Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council Members

The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) is proud to announce additional Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Members Linda Erkkila, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Safeguard; Stacey M. Walker, Director, Housing Outreach, Affordable Lending, Access to Credit Single Family Business, Freddie Mac; and Ali Haralson, Executive Vice President, Client Management, Auction.com.

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Google Engineer’s Manifesto Reveals Importance of Diversity & Inclusion

The document “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” became public this week and was the source of heavy debate. Lines such as, “We always ask why we don’t see women in top leadership positions, but we never ask why we see so many men in these jobs,” and calls to “de-moralize diversity,” express the author’s view on how ideological biases may be clouding the company’s approach to increasing diversity in its workforce.

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LIVE Updates: 2017 NAWRB Conference – Power Lunch: Women’s Trade Associations, Collaboration for the Future

In our second power luncheon at the NAWRB Nexus Conference, Marcia Davies, COO, MBA mPower moderated an inspirational discussion about women’s collaboration with Lynn Bunim, Director, Membership & Special Products, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP); Lorena Fimbres, VP & Chief Business Development Officer, StemConnector/Million Women Mentors; Valerie Torelli, Torelli Realty, CEO & Board Member, Women’s President Organization (WPO); Desiree Patno, Leadership Advisory Board Enterprising Women & CEO of NAWRB; and Loreen Gilbert, President, WealthWise Financial Services, National Board Member, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

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LIVE Updates: 2017 NAWRB Conference – Economic Forecasts: Women in Finance; Women in Real Estate; Women’s Homeownership

In our second session of the day, Toni Moss, CEO of AmeriCatalyst LLC, moderated a discussion on the economic forecast for women in the housing ecosystem with special guests Marcia Davies, COO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Tami Bonnell, CEO of Exit Realty.

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LIVE Updates: 2017 NAWRB Conference- Women’s Poverty and the Housing Ecosystem

Zeeda Daniele, Community Lending and Strategic Partnerships National Manager, New American Funding, moderated a powerful and engaging session on “Women’s Poverty and the Housing Ecosystem” with special guests Deborah Canady, Enterprise Partnership Manager, EarnUp; Silvia Rathell, CEO, Rathell Enterprises; and Sandra Speed, Regional Diverse Segments Manager, Wells Fargo.

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