Amicus Brain Launches at the 2019 Alzheimer’s Association Conference

This past weekend, NDILC Member Dr. Chitra Dorai, Computer Scientist, Data Science and AI Expert, Founder and CEO, Amicus Brain Innovations Inc., launched Amicus Brain at the 2019 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles. By her side was NDILC Chairwoman, CEO & President of NAWRB, and Advisor and Investor of Amicus Brain, Desirée Patno, and Supree Periasamy, Founder & President of Brimma Tech Inc. and Developer for Amicus Brain.

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WHER Chat: Rise of Impact Investing in Family Office

A prominent finding among family office portfolios is the rising interest in impact investing and purpose-driven wealth, especially by the next generation. According to the 2018 GIIN Annual Impact Investor Survey, about 229 of the world’s leading impact investor organizations manage over $228 billion collectively in impact assets. More than one-third of  family offices are involved in impact investing, increasing 4.2 percentage points from 2016.

Join the discussion at the upcoming 2019 NAWRB Conference on Aug 4th-6th in Pasadena, CA, as industry experts address this issue and more affecting the economic ecosystem. We would love to hear your take in the comments below! 

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Elder Financial Abuse, Private Wealth – What Are You Doing to Protect Yourself?

Elder financial abuse is a growing problem, leaving destroyed relationships and economic destruction in its wake.  From straightforward theft to slow development through complex relationships, the tremendous loss of wealth incurred by senior citizens results in premature deaths and intergenerational loss of wealth. It ultimately rips at the fabric of society as a whole as trust among family members and faith in financial institutions are destroyed. 

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Government Panel: Consumer & Business Opportunities – News Channel Speakers

There are hundreds of thousands of individuals working in the government, and NAWRB is bringing together government officials representing five different industries and oversight agencies for endless collaboration opportunities during the Government Panel at the upcoming 2019 NAWRB Conference, Redefining Leadership, on August 4th-6th in Pasadena, CA. 

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Aug 4th-6th in Pasadena – Meet Our Powerhouse Speakers!

Attendees will get to hear the live interaction of industry veterans during the Mastermind Think-Tank as they discuss important issues and topics in the economic ecosystem, from women on corporate boards to family offices and high net worth individuals.

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Procter & Gamble Donates $529,000 to Support US Women’s Soccer Team’s Equal Pay

In a full page ad in the New York Times, Procter & Gamble, parent company of Secret deodorant brand, announced that it will donate $529,000 to the U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team (USWNT) to help its members achieve equal pay. The company is donating $23,000 for each of the 23 members of the team who recently won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

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World Population to Reach 8 Billion by 2025

Today marks World Population Day, an annual event that has been observed on July 11th every year since 1989. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme, and it seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. 

Did you know that the world population is currently at 7.58 billion? Current estimates by the Census Bureau predict that the population will reach 8 billion by 2025. In honor of this day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released fascinating facts about the U.S. and global population. 

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2019: Women to Be Majority of College-Educated Workforce

We can expect 2019 to be the year that women are the majority of the college-educated workforce, a significant milestone in gender parity, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. By the first quarter of this year, 29.5 million women in the labor force had at least a bachelor’s degree, which matches the number of college-educated men in the workforce (29.3 million). 

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California’s Cooling Housing Market: Symptom of National Affordability Issue

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.

Economists anticipate the demand for housing will decrease in California’s major markets even though recent trends indicate the state’s overall economic strength, including improvements in the job market.

According to a report by CNBC, California’s average unemployment rate is expected to rise to an average of 4.5 percent this year and then decrease to 4.3 percent in 2020 and 2021. Also, the state has added the highest number of construction jobs, amounting to 28,500, in the past year.
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Road to Gender Equality – Keeping Women Ahead in the Labor Market

For  enturies, women have faced injustice and fought for equality to men. Examples of this are in the fight for women’s suffrage beginning in the late 1800s, the inability for women to serve on a jury pre-1919 or for a single woman to open a bank account in her own name as little as roughly 50 years ago. Being a woman has not been seen as advantageous, at least from a historical standpoint. In regards to the workforce, it wasn’t until 1975 that the Sex Discrimination Act made it illegal to discriminate against women in work, education and training.

Even from that point, women still faced difficulty competing with their male counterparts in acquiring better positions and, despite the Equal Pay (Amendment) Act of 1983 allowing women to be paid the same as men for work of equal value, equal pay has still been an issue for some time. 

Yet, with all the struggle of women for equality, in recent years women—specifically Millennial women—have surged ahead of many of their male counterparts. Nearly 60 percent of all college students are women, demonstrating a growing gender gap (in favor of the female) in higher education—often times considered the “ticket” to a high-paying job. 
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