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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Chicago Schoolteacher Raises Funds for Her Students Midair

One of the reasons we selected Chicago for our 2018 Conference: Year of Women is despite pervasive issues of crime and poverty, many Chicago citizens care about and work to make a difference in their community. They push their city to do better by its less fortunate residents as it grows as a center of commerce, technology, and the arts.

This love many Chicagoans have for their city was manifested midair on a recent Southwest flight when a fellow passenger asked Chicago school teacher Kimber Bermudez about what she does for a living.

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One Tough Mother: How Single Mothers are Defining the Homebuying Process

June is National Homeownership Month. This article is part of an ongoing series focusing on aspects of women’s homeownership.

“Despite the stereotypes that insist women care more about marriage than men do, it may actually be the single life that women embrace more than men,” says Professor Bella DePaulo, social scientist, author, and expert on elective single life, going on to say that unmarried women may be likelier than men to create a lifestyle around singledom.
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New Home Sales Surge in September 2017

The sale of new homes increased to the fastest pace in 10 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). New single-family home sales rose in September 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 sales, marking an 18.9 percent increase from the 561,000 new homes sales in August and a 17 percent spike from the 570,000 new homes sold in September 2016.

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Unlocking the Potential of Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) has released a report, Hispanic Women Entrepreneurship: Understanding Diversity Among Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs, addressing the state and potential of Hispanic women entrepreneurs in the U.S. Hispanic women entrepreneurs were the fastest-growing business segment from 2007 to 2016—growing 137 percent, according to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express OPEN and Womenable.

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Affect the Job Market?

Technological innovations taking place on a daily basis arouse excitement and anticipation, but how will they affect the future economy and job market for American workers? We have witnessed self-checkout machines transform grocery stores, allowing companies to have fewer cashiers on hand, and the swiftness with which video streaming services led to the end of once thriving video stores around the country.

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Consumers and Business Owners Optimistic about Future

The Survey of Consumers from the University of Michigan reveals that consumer confidence grew substantially in the first half of August. From July to August of this year, the Index of Consumer Sentiment increased from 93.4 to 97.6 percent, marking an 8.7 percent increase from August 2016.

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Dodd-Frank Marks its Seventh Anniversary

Tomorrow, July 21, 2017, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will have its seventh anniversary. The Act has not been stranger to controversy, with some arguments claiming the act hinders Americans and others asserting it promotes growth under safe regulatory practices.

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LIVE Updates: 2017 NAWRB Conference – Economic Forecasts for Women’s Homeownership & Business

Our second session of Day 3 continued with Toni Moss, AmeriCatalyst, LLC CEO and Logan Mohtashami, Senior Lending Manager, AMC Lending Group & Housing Data Analyst, providing economic forecasts and abundant food for thought on the future of homeownership and professional growth in the American economy.

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