NDILC Women Leadership Principle #5: Know Yourself with Council Member Marcia Davies

NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) recently introduced their Ten Women Leadership Principles, which they collectively created to help women in the workforce become more effective leaders at any stage of their careers, and empower other women to reach their full potential. This is a universal guide for all levels of leadership, and any woman can benefit from applying them. This week, NDILC presents the fifth principle, “Know Yourself” shared with a personal story by NDILC Member Marcia Davies, COO of Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Founder of mPower.  

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Half of Lower-Income Americans Report Coronavirus-Related Household Job or Wage Loss

Many Americans have experienced a household job or wage loss due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the last month and a half as over 26 million people have filed for unemployment. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, lower-income adults are experiencing a greater economic impact than adults with higher income levels, a group that already felt financial pressure before the pandemic claimed the United States. While 43 percent of adults report that they or someone in their household has lost a job or taken a pay cut due to COVID-19, this percentage increases to 52 percent among lower-income adults. 

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Women in Real Estate: Leading the Charge Toward Equal Access and a Level Playing Field

Desirée Patno has led women toward leadership and success throughout her three-decade career. As president and CEO of Desirée Patno, Inc. and founder of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), Patno leads the charge toward equal access for women and a level playing field for all.

“We have to look at this not as a feminist movement, or something in which there are too many movements because it becomes a ‘kitchen sink’ kind of thing, but more of an equal access thing,” says Patno. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman, if you’re a person of color, if you’re a Caucasian man, as long as we all have access to equality so that the best person gets the best job. This way, we will be able to achieve a better equilibrium.”

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Just Released: “Quality of Life” Special Edition of NAWRB Magazine, Vol. 9, Issue 1

In an instant, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way we live, work, interact with people and do business. Millions of people have lost their jobs, while “essential workers” continue to do their jobs which sustain the quality of life at the risk of their own health and well being. Our interactions with others happen through video calls and wearing a face mask while going to the store is becoming the new norm. 

As we tackle new challenges everyday due to an ongoing global health pandemic and several state-ordered social distancing and stay-at-home orders, Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) presents a special edition of NAWRB Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1, “Quality of Life,” which provides a review of how this pandemic has affected different industries that each impact the Quality of Life and anything that touches land: the real estate ecosystem. 

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Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Keeping People Employed & Communities Vibrant

Welcome to Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Keeping People Employed & Communities Vibrant, with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), and special guests Natalie Rubalcava, COO of Orange County Business Council (OCBC), and Kellie Aamodt, Board Member of Marine Research and Exploration (MARE), NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council(NDILC) Member and Retired UPS Vice President of Corporate Inside Sales. Desiree, Natalie and Kellie will talk about the best approach to economic recovery, working with government and academia to enhance communities, and connectivity and housing solutions. Listen here: https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/.

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Inside Look at the Marketing Science Behind the Entertainment Industry

Now that we are spending a lot of time at home, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Disney+ are being used more than ever. Did you ever wonder about the data science that influences marketing in the entertainment industry, such as how networks know what kinds of shows you will like or won’t?  In a presentation titled “Marketing Science in Entertainment: A Machine Learning Approach,” Brett DanaherAssistant Professor of Economic and Management Science at Chapman University, gave an informative introduction to marketing science as it pertains to his work, and its potential uses for the housing and real estate ecosystem. Dr. Danaher publishes research in data science and entertainment strategy and consults for large entertainment firms such as NBC Universal, Disney, Spotify, EMI Music, Harper Collins, BBC Studios and Masterclass. Watch the video at the link!

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Congress Reaches Deal on $480 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package for Small Businesses, Hospitals and Testing

U.S. Congress reached a deal on a roughly $480 billion coronavirus relief funding package to continue helping small business and hospitals, and expand COVID-19 testing. This new funding package comes after the initial funds set aside for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) were exhausted in just two weeks — due to over 1.66 million loans for more than $342 billion. The Senate has approved the deal, and now it goes to the House. 

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NDILC Women Leadership Principle #4: Pass the Torch with Council Member Kellie Aamodt

NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) recently introduced their Ten Women Leadership Principles, which they collectively created to help women in the workforce become more effective leaders at any stage of their careers, and empower other women to reach their full potential. This is a universal guide for all levels of leadership, and any woman can benefit from applying them. This week, NDILC presents the fourth principle, “Pass the Torch” shared with a personal story by NDILC Member Kellie Aamodt, Board Member of Marine Research and Exploration (MARE) and Retired UPS Vice President of Corporate Inside Sales. 

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NDILC Women Leadership Principle #3 Believe with Council Member Teresa Palacios Smith

NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) recently introduced their Ten Women Leadership Principles, which they collectively created to help women in the workforce become more effective leaders at any stage of their careers, and empower other women to reach their full potential. This is a universal guide for all levels of leadership, and any woman can benefit from applying them. This week, NDILC presents the third principle, “Believe” shared with a personal story by NDILC Teresa Palacios Smith, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, HSF Affiliates LLC. 

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Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Captivating Graphics

Welcome to Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Captivating Graphics with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and special guest Kendall Roderick, Senior Graphic Designer at NAWRB, and her husband Ronnie Roderick, Industrial Design Freelancer. In this episode, Desiree , Kendall and Ronnie discuss the three rules of design: Balance, Contrast, and Hierarchy! “Good design should be effortless,” is our quote of the day from Kendall Roderick. Listen here: https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/

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