New Corporate Diversity Bill Tackles Obstacles to Diverse Leadership

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In February, Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) introduced the H.R. 1018 – Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019, which will require public companies to disclose the gender, race, ethnicity and veteran status of their board directors, nominees and senior executive officers, as a way to track the progress of diverse representation in the corporate sphere.

“Diversity has been proven to have a positive impact on business performance, and it is only natural for investors to want to know which companies are choosing to bring in a wealth of different perspectives into their corporate board rooms,” Representative Meeks said in an official statement. “Revealing the gender, racial, ethnic, and veteran makeup of these corporate C-suites and boardrooms will not only shed light on the value of diversity, but hopefully encourage corporate shareholders to increase diversity in the highest ranks of their corporations.”

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Life of a Female Veteran: U.S. Army Combat Pilot Veteran Erica Courtney (part 5 of 6)


It had been some years now since I got out of active duty. I had ‘transitioned.’ However, it was obvious to me that my veteran community was suffering and struggling to adapt to this new world on the outside. As I travelled the country on business, I would frequently end up sitting next to veterans on a plane. Once the veteran connection was established, when they could get past my gender and realize I was in the fight alongside them, they would offload their personal stories. Many had never shared these things with their own families. I would listen and advise if possible. 

After years of this, it became apparent that something wasn’t working. Why was I constantly being bombarded with this heavy stuff? I tried ignoring it but then started dissecting the events. Veterans want to talk to veterans— not white coats, not federally-funded programs stemming around entrepreneurship where they handle hundreds of people led by a non-business owner, and not corporate America attempting to give them a job. They wanted connections with people who understood them. Perhaps being a female was also non-threatening and these guys could be vulnerable? 
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WHER 2019 Excerpt: Next Generation to Control Family Offices in 10 to 15 Years


The increased necessity of intergenerational wealth transfer services as Baby Boomers retire is one of the key opportunities for family offices. Seventy percent of family offices in the aforementioned report predict that the next generation will take control in the next 10 to 15 years, according to the UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2018. This is the time for family offices to assess what the next generation needs and establish programs that will help the next generation with future financial planning, as well as estate and tax planning solutions.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2019


May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, dedicated to the celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In 1978, the first 10 days of May were selected to honor Asian/Pacific American history; in 1992, Congress expanded the observance to the entire month of May.

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Health Crisis of Older U.S. Veterans


In honor of Memorial Day on May 27th, 2019, a holiday honoring the women and men who have died in military service for the United States, NAWRB is highlighting the current state of older veterans living in the states. The aging population of veterans, an often overlooked segment of U.S. citizens, face a variety of obstacles when it comes to receiving VA health care and disability benefits.

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Just Released: NAWRB Magazine, sheCENTER(FOLD) Joanne Lipman, Best-Selling Author, Former USA TODAY Editor in Chief


Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is pleased to announce the release of NAWRB Magazine Volume 8, Issue 1, Real Estate Finance & Investment! This issue introduces a newly redesigned layout with articles categorized into meaningful sections, including Profile, Legislative, Business Ownership, Technology, sheCenterfold, Independence, Community, Living and Homeownership. With this redesign, we are synthesizing our resources to further our support of economic independence with a gender lens perspective.

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Happy Memorial Day from NAWRB!


Nationwide, Americans will be celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.  Observed the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a holiday honoring the women and men who have died in military service for the United States. Memorial Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1971, and was originally known as Decoration Day in the years following the American Civil War. Americans commemorate the day by attending memorials and cemeteries, holding parades and hosting neighborhood barbecues.

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Minority Women-Owned Businesses Have Grown 163 Percent Since 2007


The 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express provides detailed information and statistics regarding women business owners in the United States, including minority women’s gains in entrepreneurship and challenges they continue to face.

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Senator Kamala Harris Proposes Equal Pay Certification for Large Companies


Women who work full time are paid about 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, which adds up to over $400,000 in missed wages over a woman’s career. For minority women, the loss is about $1 million in missed wages, according to the National Women’s Law Center.

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