Who Will You Show Up For? #WeAreWomen and #WeAreStrong

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We are proud to announce the release of our 2016 two-year consecutive APEX Award-winning NAWRB Magazine!

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We profile the current state of women-owned businesses and apply a lens to some women’s issues that beckon addressing. Advancements in women’s contracting and the changing workplace are gaining momentum. You need to stay ahead of the curve to ensure you are not swept aside by the changing tides.

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Join the LA Sparks and ambassador #NAWRB on July 10, 2016 to sell out the Staples Center! #WeAreWomen and #WeAreStrong. Who will you show up for? See full event details below.


 

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Hispanic-American Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

In recognition of the Hispanic-American community’s significance to the future of the United States, the Small Business Administration (SBA), alongside the White House, is hosting the 2016 Hispanic-American Entrepreneurship Summit! The Summit will showcase the contributions of Hispanic entrepreneurs and increase discussions centered on strategies to bolster and capitalize on the potential of Hispanic Americans.

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unnamed-5Save the Date July 10, 2016: NAWRB and the LA Sparks

On July 10, 2016 the LA Sparks with ambassador NAWRB will attempt to sell out the Staples Center! Last year the Los Angeles Sparks sold out the Staples Center for the first time in franchise history, showcasing stories of transcendent women and a campaign that illustrated the strength and importance of women leaders. We need to show that we not only support and advocate for women, but we are there when it counts. Join the LA Sparks and NAWRB in showing up for women!

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unnamedWomen’s Retirement: An Uphill Battle

Hindsight is 20/20, meaning that it is easier to examine-and determine the correct course of action in-a situation or event after it has taken place. This phrase emphasizes the importance of having foresight, to ensure that rather than lament the mistakes of the past; we make the correct decisions today to create a better tomorrow.

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unnamed-6Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

NAWRB would like to wish our community a safe and happy 4th of July weekend full of food, celebration and quality time with your loved ones. As we commemorate U.S. history and celebrate our independence and our country’s 240th birthday, we must remember to stay safe this holiday weekend.

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unnamed-8Upcoming Events

NAWRB’s work for women ranges from industry functions to sporting events. If it involves women’s advocacy and supporting the women’s movement, we are there. Join us to take part in making a better tomorrow for women!

July 10: NAWRB and the LA Sparks

July 19: ChallengeHER Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting

August 30-31: NAWRB Annual Conference and Gala

October 30-November 1: AmeriCatalyst 2016: FAST FORWARD

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NEW Resource Platform – Grow Her Business

unnamed-1A special thanks to those of you who joined for the Council’s Public Meeting last week. Not to worry if you missed it, we’ll be posting a recap of the meeting in the upcoming week – check it out on our blog. In the meantime, you can also learn about the brand new research that we unveiled just a few minutes ago…

The Grow Her Business: A Resource from Start-up to Scale-up resource platform is LIVE! Grow Her Business is a searchable repository of nearly 200 premiere, growth-oriented programs. This platform will serve as a resource of valuable information and guidance for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow and scale their businesses. The platform will be an easy-to-use platform functioning as a data repository for relevant tactical resources on how to ideate, launch, and grow a business. A few things:

  • Of the 196 fully coded resources, the primary content for 50 percent is accessed in-person, with at least one resource in every state.
  • The other 50 percent of resources have some or all content online. Of the four types of assistance common to business development programs—technical, education, finance and networking—over half of the resources (106) offered multiple types of assistance within one program, potentially making for a more efficient time investment for women.
  • Fourteen percent provide opportunities for financing, as do several of the multi-assistance resources.

Visit, use and share https://womenbizinfo.sites.usa.gov/, featuring our program and many others designed to help WOBs start-up, scale, and grow! To learn more on our methodology, you can also download the complete report. And, in case you missed it, you can learn more by checking out the article released last week in Fortune Magazine.

Earlier this week, we also released Research on Women’s Participation in Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs, Part 1. This report details findings from a first-of-its-kind survey of over 800 woman-owned businesses with at least $25,000 in annual revenues, specifically designed to illuminate women business owners’ experiences with corporate supplier diversity programs. The report highlights factors that facilitate or impede women business owners’ participation in private sector supplier diversity programs, and offers preliminary recommendations for how to improve such connections. Outcomes will be of interest to business owners seeking to supply with large corporations, corporations themselves, and policy-makers at all levels.

We posted a brief overview on the Council’s blog. You can also download the complete report here.

We’re looking forward to continuing this research with an additional release this fall. Stay tuned!

Sincerely,

NWBC Team

The National Women’s Business Council is a nonpartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Congress, and the White House on issues of impact and importance to women business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs.

What is the Future of U.S. Housing?

It is no secret that foreign buying activity in American real estate has been vigorous in recent years, with billions of foreign dollars rushing into the market. The diversification and protection of wealth is a major factor in these purchases, driven by calculated investment decisions and often coerced by unpredictable economies overseas. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that between April 2015 and March 2016, foreign buyers spent $102.6 billion on residential properties in the U.S. Despite this gargantuan figure, it is amazingly 1.3 percent lower in dollar volume from the previous year.

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The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses

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In October, the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) introduced its Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) dedicated to increasing the number of C-suite women in the boardrooms and executive offices of America, and bringing women’s diversity and inclusion to the forefront of the housing industry. The Council held its first meeting in December where it united senior level executive women from several industries with the goal of securing progress for women in the workplace. That inaugural meeting included more than 350,000 employees from NDILC member organizations.
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Long-Time Cushman Executive Files Discrimination Suit

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Cushman & Wakefield’s former head of research for the Americas is suing the company for age and gender discrimination.

On October 6, Maria Sicola, 60, a commercial real estate professional with more than 34 years of experience, filed a gender and age discrimination suit for $40 million against Cushman & Wakefield. After spending her whole career at the firm and reaching the rank of head of research, Americas, Sicola was abruptly terminated on October 2, the day before her 60th birthday. The termination came just before she was slated to present a new platform for the firm’s Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) at the Urban Land Institutes’ Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
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Women Wednesday: Women Entrepreneurs of All Ages

With their growth and momentum, women entrepreneurs have the potential to secure parity—in all regards—in the American workplace. Starting businesses at 1.5 times the rate of men and having recently reached a historic achievement in women-owned small business federal contracting, women have the drive and stage; they need the opportunity.

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