FedNow Service is an Opportunity for Blockchain

This past Monday, the Federal Reserve Board announced that it plans to develop a new “round-the clock real-time payment and settlement service” called “FedNow Service” that will make it easier and faster to pay bills and transfer money. Because of the advent of new technological advancements such as blockchain, the Federal Reserve has the capacity to modernize the United States’s payment system so that it is both safe and efficient. 

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NDILC Member Erica Courtney Appointed to Commission on the Status of Women & Girls

NAWRB is proud to announce that NDILC Member Erica Courtney, President of 2020vet and Zulu Time, U.S. Army Aviation Major, NATO Gender Advisor, has been appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women & Girls by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Learn more about Erica and her accomplishments at the link!

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Americans Owe about $1.5 Trillion in Student Loans

According to the Pew Research Center’s data analysis of the Federal Reserve Board’s 2018 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking, Americans owed about $1.5 trillion in student loans in March of this year, which is two times higher than what they owed ten years ago. The increase in student loan debt across the nation is linked to a historically high share of young adults going to college and the rising cost of higher education. 

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2019 NAWRB Conference Recap

The 2019 NAWRB Conference, Redefining Leadership, has come to an end this week, but for all our senior executive and industry expert participants, this is just the beginning of newfound relationships and forward-thinking dialogues that were formed during this informative and invigorating professional mastermind event. 

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The State of Women and Girls in STEM: Education to the Workforce

The National Girls Collaborative Project presents statistics on their website on the state of girls’ involvement in STEM through primary education – from kindergarten through high school, from an analysis of data from 2016 National Science Foundation reports. Here are some of their main findings regarding differences in STEM involvement for female students compared to their male counterparts. Students regardless of sex, race or ethnicity, enrolled in lower level science courses in 2012 at similar rates. However, students with less-educated parents or with lower socioeconomic status were less likely to take these courses. 

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Least & Most Challenging Markets for First-Time Homebuyers

Recent data by Zillow reveals that first-time homebuyers make up 46 percent of all homebuyers in the nation. They face greater challenges than those who have previously purchased homes as they are more likely to surpass their budget. Zillow makes it easier for those looking to find an affordable first home by listing the least challenging and most challenging housing markets, which will help inform them on the best place to make their investment.

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2019 Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER) to be Released at NAWRB Conference

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) will release the NAWRB 2019 Women Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER) for attendees only at the 2019 NAWRB Conference, Redefining Leadership, on Aug. 4th-6th at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, CA.  The third installment of the most diverse coverage of the Housing Ecosystem has over sixty resources in six volumes, including Diversity & Inclusion, Homeownership, Women-Owned Businesses, STEM, Aging Population, and Family Offices with a gender lens perspective.

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2019 NAWRB Conference at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena

NAWRB is honored to have Veronica Miracle, Reporter and Weekend Anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News, as part of our Keynote Luncheon Mastermind Collaboration and Master of Ceremonies on Monday August 5th, 2019. 

Senior executives will witness and participate in a live discussion of the just released 2019 Women Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER), the most diverse coverage of the housing ecosystem with over sixty resources and six volumes:  Diversity & Inclusion; Homeownership; Women-Owned Businesses; STEM; Aging Population; and Family Offices with a gender lens perspective. 

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Los Angeles: Largest U.S. City to Include LGBTQ Businesses in Contracts

Los Angeles has announced a new policy that gives LGBTQ businesses—those owned by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community—opportunities in contracting and procurement, as well as for capacity building and educational programs from small businesses. This places the city as the United States’ largest municipality in population and economic size to have such a policy. 

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Small Businesses: Gain Funding Opportunities through Diversity Certification

A diversity certification is a denotation awarded to businesses that are at least 51 percent owned by a disadvantaged groups of the population, such women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. A women-owned business, for instance, must be 51 percent owned, managed and operated by women. In addition to government contracting, diversity classification can open your business to newfound streams of funding, from banks to venture capital dollars.

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