“Family Office News | Conferences | Resources”: Family Office Coffee Clutch

Join Desiree Patno, Wendy Craft, and Marty Dutch tonight at 5 PM PDT for “Family Office News | Conferences | Resources” on Clubhouse! LINK: (https://lnkd.in/du-Y5HD)

We will be sharing Synergies, Conferences, Philanthropic Opportunities, and inviting other Family Office Experts to offer their expertise. Bring your Questions, Suggestions & Contributions!

Follow our Clubhouse Club: Working W/Family Offices.

#opportunities #clubhouse #careerdevelopment #familyoffice#womenchangemakers

2021 NAWRB Leadership Awards: Now Accepting Nominations!

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The 2021 NAWRB Leadership Awards honor women leaders in the housing & real estate ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities. These women lead the pack in addressing issues affecting the community for greater social impact while inspiring others to reach their full potential. They are changing the game for women professionals and redefining what it means to be a leader.

Click here to nominate yourself or another strong woman leader!

Leadership Award Categories:

  • Government Official Leader
  • Nonprofit Leader
  • Board Leader
  • Family Office Leader
  • Diversity & Inclusion Leader
  • STEM Leader
  • Finance Leader
  • Women-Owned Business Leader
  • Consumer Advocate Leader
  • Residential Leader
  • Corporate Leader
  • Commercial Leader
  • Media Leader
  • Veteran Leader
  • Mentor Leader

Technology Human Balance®
This year’s award theme is Technology Human Balance® as we recently marked one year since our transition to the realm of digital interfaces and virtual work. Although the pandemic affected everyone worldwide, these women leaders showed tenacity, adaptability, and strong leadership through it all!

Submission Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Winners will be announced in July and will be recognized at our annual gala (details coming soon).

Check out 2020’s NAWRB Leadership Award Winners!

2020 winner

Nominate yourself or another strong woman leader!


A Forgotten Chapter in U.S. History: When Women Had To Choose Between Mortgages and Motherhood


As we round out the last day of Women’s History Month, we at NAWRB found this eye-opening story a relevant one to share:

It was 1972 when 25-year-old Marjorie Wintjen and 27-year-old Paul Wintjen sought a mortgage for a home that would suit their four-person family, all with a $14,000 salary between the two of them.

“But their lending officer didn’t want to count Marjorie’s income. the officer agreed to include half of it, which would enable them to qualify for the mortgage, if the Wintjens would agree to one condition: She would have to provide a medical certificate stating that she was sterilized.”

Read the full story by Clare Trapasso here

ALL-NEW Know the Rules of the Game Podcast: Federal Policy – Black Homeownership!

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Join us on March 17th, 8 am PST, for another of Know the Rules of the Game Podcast: Federal Policy – Black Homeownership! We are THRILLED to have our SPECIAL GUEST, Antoine Thompson, National Executive Director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) which is the largest organization of African-American real estate professionals in the US.

Thompson is a staunch champion of fair-housing and community re-investment by local and national financial institutions. He has had a significant public service career in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, including working with the Buffalo Common Council, the New York State Senate, the Democratic National Convention, and so much more!

You don’t want to miss out on this! Tune in at facebook.com/nawrb at 8 AM!




Keep that crown up and #believe in yourself! Share this #quoteoftheday with a friend and remind them you are always there to pick up their crown and support them! #PositiveNAWRB

Tune into our event this Thursday 2/4 at 9am PST on Facebook Live to hear our host Teresa Palacios Smith, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer of HomeServices of America & the

NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council

(NDILC) discuss our Monthly Principle #3 Believe: Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve. These women constantly support one another and provide resources, mentorship, and education opportunities for women’s advancement!

We are bringing real dialogue outside the four walls to build on these incredible Women Leadership Principles. Be a part of NDILC’s Story Tree, post your story and share through your sphere of influence using our hashtags!

#NDILCLeadership #NDILCPrinciples #NDILCTenForTwenties


RSVP for our LIVE event this THURSDAY! https://fb.me/e/4nXKs0eYv

To learn more about the NDILC, please visit www.NAWRB.com/NDILC

COVID-19 PPP Relief Bill with Maya Khan: Know the Rules of the Game Podcast


Check out the latest episode of Know the Rules of the Game Podcast: Latest Rules on the COVID-19 PPP Relief Bill on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBZw4w2-RJo&feature=youtu.be) or nawrb.com/podcast!

In this episode, Maya Khan, Senior Manager at Marks Paneth LLP, and Desirée Patno, CEO & Founder of NAWRB, discuss the most recent stimulus package and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), with an emphasis on the real estate industry.

Acknowledge Trailblazers Quote of the Day: NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswomen


Today we wrap up our December theme #1 Acknowledge Trailblazers. We would like to thank all the incredible women who made this first monthly principle so special!

We heard the importance of saying no and standing up for yourself. We learned that every obstacle has the power to make you stronger and more prepared. Most importantly these women taught us that anyone can be a trailblazer and it’s important to know and learn from the women who came before you.

Special thanks to our hosts this month Erica Courtney & Leora Ruzin ❤️

Continue to reflect on the trailblazers in your life and post your stories using these hashtags #NDILCLeadership #NDILCPrinciples #NDILCTenforTwenties #DILCTopTen

If you missed December’s events be sure to check them out on NDILC YouTube Channel https://tinyurl.com/ndilcyoutubechannel

An Amazing Kick-Off “Getting Real About Leadership”!

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What an Amazing Kickoff to NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Ten Women Leadership Principles “Getting Real About Leadership” Monthly Themes!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join our Facebook Live Broadcast hosted by Erica Courtney, U.S. Army Aviation Major, CEO of 2020vet, Inc. & Zulu Time. Click here (tinyurl.com/y3typdju) to watch on YouTube!

Principle #1 Acknowledge Trailblazers: Know and learn from the women who came before you. We are all standing on the shoulders of giants.

We want to give a special shout out to our incredible NDILC Board for sharing their experiences and life stories. Always learning something new about these incredible women who are exceptional leaders in such a wide range of industries.

Felt our famous energy and synergies. Leveraging Resources & Relationships is so Powerful!

Don’t forget to join us this week Thursday, December 10th at 9:00 AM PST to continue December’s Theme Acknowledge Trailblazers with our NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswomen hosted by Leora Ruzin, CMB, a US Army Veteran and SVP of Wholesale Operations at EPM.

RSVP for the event here: https://fb.me/e/b8aQgxn5c

Don’t forget to share with your sphere of influence using these hashtags!
#NDILCPrinciples #NDILCTenForTwenties #NDILCTopTen #NDILCLeadership

December 1st NAWRB Newsletter!


NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council


NDILC’s Ten Women Leadership Principles

#1 Acknowledge Trailblazers: Host Erica Courtney

December 3rd, 2020 – 9:00 am PST


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The NDILC introduced their Ten Women Leadership Principles in April of 2020, which they collectively created to help women in the workforce become more effective leaders at any stage of their careers, and empower every women to reach their full potential.

As COVID-19 globally flipped the switch impacting all of us to reevaluate our lives both personally and professionally, we find ourselves now more than ever embracing and yearning for leadership in everything we do.

Starting December 2020, each NDILC Leadership Principle will be designated as a Monthly Theme to collaborate and share stories from all types of media. 

As a society we are too siloed in our professional and personal lives, we need to unite and share experiences to help embrace the legacy of generational stories. Learn from our past and past the torch!

Be a part of NDILC’s Story Tree, post your story and share through your sphere of influence!

To learn more about the NDILC, click here!


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Every first Thursday of the month, the NDILC will kick off each monthly theme with a LIVE Broadcast of the NDILC’s Ten Women Leadership Principles at 9:00 am PST. 

December is #1. Acknowledge Trailblazers hosted by Erica Courtney: Know and learn from the women who came before you. We are all standing on the shoulders of giants.

Every second Thursday of the month, NAWRB’s Certified Delegate Spokeswomen will continue with the NDILC’s Ten Women Leadership Principle at 9:00 am PST with their Live Broadcast.

Continuing the Dialogue with the NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswomen

Leora Ruzin, CMB will continue the discussion of what it means to Acknowledge Trailblazers as a NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman on December 10th, 9:00 am PST at facebook.com/NAWRB

DELEGATE Trailblazer

To RSVP for Acknowledge Trailblazers with Erica Courtney, click here!

To view ALL & RSVP to future NDILC’s Ten Women Leadership events, click here!

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