NDILC Women Leadership Principle #7: Listen with NDILC Chairwoman Desiree Patno

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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 seventh principle, “Listen” shared with a personal story by NDILC Chairwoman Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB. 

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New Law Adds Flexibility to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)


President Trump has recently signed into law, H.R. 701, the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA),” which makes the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) more flexible for PPP loans originated on or after June 5, 2020. The SBA will now forgive loans received through this program if businesses disburse their PPP funds within 24 weeks, and if 60 percent of the funds is used for payroll. The other 40 percent can be used for rent, mortgage interest, utilities and other related costs.

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Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast: New Episode Every Wed., 8 AM PST


Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast is releasing new episodes each week at https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/, iTunes and Youtube! These podcasts feature invigorating and open discussions with key executive leaders and experts on recent trends and developments in the housing and real estate ecosystem. Don’t miss these captivating discussions with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB).

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NDILC “Embed the Vision Challenge” for Youth Educational & Training Programs – Deadline June 20, 2020


Is your organization or company nurturing the foundation for children in underserved communities to achieve their professional dreams? Show the NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) how you are “embedding the vision” of opportunity in the minds of America’s next generations!

NDILC is pleased to announce the “Embed the Vision Challenge” for youth educational training programs that are helping to increase diversity in industries in which minorities are underrepresented by providing children and teens with the resources they need to pursue their dreams. Organizations and  companies that participate in the challenge by June 20th, 2020  will be featured in NAWRB’s Magazine, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and non-profits will be given a complimentary subbanner in our newsletter! 

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VIDEO: Family Offices Discuss Tax Issues and the Next Generation


Watch a never-before-seen video of the “Family Office” panel at the 2019 NAWRB Conference. Panelists Wendy Craft, Chief of Staff at Fulcrum Equities, LLC; Cynthia French Blanchard, President of Anthem Vault, Inc., AnthemGold, Inc., and Hercules, SEZC; Cindy Brittain, International Private Client Tax Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; and Brian DeLucia, Managing Partner of Arrivato LLC, discussed the latest developments and trends in Family Offices, including intergenerational wealth transfer and tax issues. Watch the video below! 

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Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast: What are Her Rules?

Charmane Sellers

Welcome to Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast: What are Her Rules? with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Special Guest Charmane Sellers, Honorable Veteran of the United States Air Force, and the President and CEO of ALEON Properties, Inc. As a minority-, veteran- and women-owned small business in Commercial Construction, Charmane shares her professional and personal experiences that have brought her where she is today. Listen: https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/.

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Keeping the Focus about the George Floyd Protests Across the United States

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This past week, anger has boiled over in America, and across the globe, over systemic racism that permeates the nation’s structures of authority and seeing instances of police brutality recorded on video. Just in the last few months, there have been instances of gratuitous violence against African Americans, such as the murder of Ahmaud Arbery who was gunned down by two white men while jogging in Georgia, and of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, who was in her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, when police burst through and shot her eight times.

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