Just Released: “Quality of Life” Special Edition of NAWRB Magazine, Vol. 9, Issue 1

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As the CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE) Real Estate Brokerage, Advisor & Investor for AmicusBrain—AI for Aging Population, CSO for ZuluTime, Publisher, Connector and a National Speaker, Desirée Patno’s network and wealth of knowledge crosses a vast economic footprint. With three decades specializing in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem and owning her own successful brokerage, she leads her executive team’s expertise of Social Impact, Gender Equality and Access to Capital, and provides personalized consulting services to the Real Estate and Family Office community.

In an instant, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way we live, work, interact with people and do business. Millions of people have lost their jobs, while “essential workers” continue to do their jobs which sustain the quality of life at the risk of their own health and well being. Our interactions with others happen through video calls and wearing a face mask while going to the store is becoming the new norm. 

As we tackle new challenges everyday due to an ongoing global health pandemic and several state-ordered social distancing and stay-at-home orders, Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) presents a special edition of NAWRB Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1, “Quality of Life,” which provides a review of how this pandemic has affected different industries that each impact the Quality of Life and anything that touches land: the real estate ecosystem. 

Riveting Stories:  

  • Tips from Former UPS Vice President Noel Massie on how to be an effective leader through turbulent times; 
  • A special inside look at the USS IOWA, which is assisting Navy hospital ship USNS MERCY in Los Angeles treating coronavirus patients;
  • Financial resources available to small businesses through the $2.3 trillion stimulus package; and 
  • The impact technology has on the healthcare’s industry fight against COVID-19 and aiding the Aging Population.  

sheCENTER(FOLD): Essential Women Preserving the Quality of Life

For the first time in NAWRB history, our sheCENTER(FOLD), titled “Essential Women Preserving the Quality of Life,” features not just one woman but a dozen dynamic “Essential Women” who are impacting the wellbeing of society through these difficult times. These women are leading the government response to COVID-19, assisting small businesses in receiving financial aid, raising money to help New York City’s doctors and nurses, providing shelter for homeless women, helping parents homeschool their bilingual children, and much more!


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Former WWII USS IOWA Redeployed to Assist USNS MERCY 

You have seen it all over the media recently that one of the Navy’s two hospital ships, the USNS MERCY, has deployed to Los Angeles for our nation-wide pandemic emergency to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. Just down the pier from the MERCY is one of the Navy’s retired battleships, USS IOWA.




Leading Through Turbulent Times 

Leading a group in any capacity is a big responsibility; more importantly it is one that was generally sought by the person in the role. During my 42 year career with UPS, I had the opportunity to lead many different size groups through many crises. It started in my first assignment with leading nine employees.




What to Know About the $2.3T Coronavirus Stimulus Package  

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities (CARES) Act is a $2.3 trillion economic stimulus package that was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. It’s purpose is to provide relief to Americans and small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes a variety of benefits.




Aging and COVID-19: A Portrait in Numbers

As the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps through the globe upending the lives of  billions of people, a stark fact is that Older adults are more likely at higher risk for developing more severe complications from COVID-19 illness. The COVID-19 coronavirus is a respiratory disease.






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