Vienna Holds 10-Year Ranking for Best Quality of Living

For the 10th year in a row, Vienna, Austria has ranked as the top city for providing its citizens with the best quality of life, according to Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living Ranking. Zurich, Switzerland, was the runner up for best quality of life, while most of Western Europe dominated the ranking. Luxembourg was also named the safest city in the world.

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California’s Cooling Housing Market to Continue into 2020

The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast of California’s economic and housing market reports that housing will continue to cool into the year 2020 despite current job growth and strong economy. The economists attribute the weakening to falling home prices in major markets and decreased demand.

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Many Organizations Not Prioritizing Gender-Diverse Leadership

According to a recent report by IBM titled “Women Leadership, and the Priority Paradox,” a significant share of organizations are not making the increased inclusion of women in leadership roles a top business priority. Among the 2,300 organizations that were surveyed worldwide, only 18 percent had women in top leadership positions, including the C-suite, vice presidents, directors and senior managers. This finding is in stark contrast to a new wave of advocacy for gender-diverse leadership and a common understanding that diverse leadership leads to better financial performance.

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Announcing the 2019 NAWRB Conference & Leadership Awards!

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.

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Top 70 Companies for Executive Women in 2019

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.

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NAWRB’s Government Reach is Expanding Across the Globe!

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) announces that it is moving its Government Branches to its Headquarters in Irvine, CA. With our expansion into other countries and the ever-changing landscape, it is imperative having the company’s collective efforts for greater social impact in the same location.

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Stop Being A Fly on the Wall

Everyone gets stuck. It’s part of life. It’s part of business. We all have blind spots, energy slumps, personal and professional limitations and challenges that often we might not seem to be able to get over.

But getting stuck can be especially frustrating when you are a CEO and everyone looks up to you for leadership and guidance.

Surprisingly, in situations like this, 95 percent of us think that if we just try a little bit harder, it’ll all work out and we will be able to resolve our challenges and eventually ‘get unstuck.’

When I work with executives who are ‘feeling stuck’ I usually tell them a story that goes something like this: “In a quiet room, on a hot day in July, a small fly burns out the last of its short life’s energy in a futile attempt to fly through the glass of a window pane.”
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Hispanic Poverty Rate Dropped to Historic Low in 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the poverty rate among the Hispanic population dropped to the lowest level recorded in 2017, at 18.3 percent. This decline is not only the largest year-to-year drop among all demographic groups—1.1 percentage points from 2016—but also the lowest poverty estimate for Hispanics since they were first reported in 1972.

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Leading Increasingly Intergenerational & Diverse Teams

The future of work and talent has arrived, and change is not only constant but also accelerating. Worldwide, the growing impact of technologies (especially artificial intelligence), digital transformation, globalization, intergenerational and cultural shifts, diversity, as well as the changing nature of careers and the “gig economy,” are raising people’s and companies’ productivity and connectivity. At the same time, these factors, along with social media, geopolitical turbulence, educational system issues, among other causes, are increasing stress, anxiety, fear, and already intense competition.

These trends are occurring while the G20 has declared that the future of work is one of its top three agenda priorities. Just this past weekend, the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina (the G20 host country for 2018) concluded with the publication of the G20 Leaders’ Declaration. Here is an excerpt of this declaration by the Presidents and Prime Ministers of the 20 largest economies:

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