The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) recently announced that they will be providing almost $62 million in funds for African women in business as part of its funding allocation for the African Development Bank and its own programs focused on women.
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Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is excited to announce the 2019 NAWRB Annual Conference: Redefining Leadership on August 4th-6th at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California. This year’s event will mark NAWRB’s 10th anniversary!
Professional tennis player Serena Williams has launched a venture fund called Serena Ventures that has already invested in more than 30 companies. The venture-capital firm is focused on investing in companies led by women and people of color, as well as those that value individual empowerment and creativity.
Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is pleased to announce the 2019 NAWRB Annual Conference, Redefining Leadership, on August 4th-7th at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California. Following the success of last year’s conference, this event will feature inspiring SHETalks from women leaders, a diverse array of expert panels, one-on-one opportunities with key players in the industry and thorough discussions of pivotal issues affecting the housing and real estate ecosystem.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), one of the nation’s largest associations for women professionals and business owners, just released their 2019 ranking of the Top 70 Companies for Executive Women. This list, now in its 21st year, features organizations that stand out for having high female representation in key management positions and programs and policies that help women climb the corporate ladder within their companies.
Men typically outearn women, with women making roughly 82 cents for every dollar a man earns, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The reasons for this are highly debated, though evidence tends to point to lack of female representation in higher-paying jobs and a persistent gender wage gap. However, there are instances in which women make more than their significant others. A report by LendingTree lists the top cities where women tend to outearn their partners.
A new study published by the academic journal Human Relations shows that there are significant differences in the way women and men build and use their networks. While women see their networks in terms of close social relationships, men see their connections as mostly transactional. Due to these and other factors, women are missing out on opportunities to leverage their networks to advance their careers as their male counterparts are likely to do.
Women in the Housing & Real Ecosystem (NAWRB) is seeking additional senior executive women to join our exclusive NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC). By cultivating and leveraging each other’s resources to advance gender equality and women’s economic growth, we will help more women achieve leadership positions.
SB 826, known as the women on boards bill, narrowly cleared the California State Assembly with the minimum amount of votes required and then went on to clear the state Senate. The measure requiring corporate boards to include at least one woman by the end of 2019 and depending on the size of the company, up to three by the end of 2021 now sits on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk waiting to be approved or vetoed. Continue reading →
“My Story Is Different Than Most”
“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,” said Rebecca Steele taking over the stage for her SHETalk on day two of our conference.
Her story, she revealed, is different than most. “I have been through crisis,” she said, “But I will tell you that I’ve been very, very fortunate to have some of the opportunities that I’ve had.”