Newsletter – Trump Signs $2T Stimulus Bill


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.

NDILC Women Leader Principle #1 Acknowledge Trailblazers with Council Member Erica Courtney

NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) recently introduced their Ten Women Leadership Principles, which they collectively created to help women in the workforce become more effective leaders at any stage of their careers, and empower other women to reach their full potential. This is a universal guide for all levels of leadership, and any woman can benefit from applying them. This week, NDILC presents the first principle, “Acknowledge Trailblazers,” introduced by NDILC Member Erica Courtney, President of 2020vet and Zulu Time, U.S. Army Aviation Major, NATO Gender Advisor, and California Commissioner on the Status of Women & Girls.

In the upcoming weeks, each of these principles will be presented in detail with a personal message from an NDILC member about her experiences applying these principles to her professional and personal life. To learn more about the NDILC, please visit


NAWRB Giving Back to Community Non-Profits with Complimentary Marketing
We want to highlight more Non-Profits doing incredible work during COVID-19 that are supporting Quality of Life! If you have a link that we can share, please let us help you.
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Women’s History Month – Gender Differences in COVID-19 Impact
The month of March is Women’s History Month, dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the central role of women in American history. Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week in 1981 and was observed as such until 1986. Beginning in 1987, resulting from petitions from the National Women’s History Project, Congress extended the week to a month.
Studies and commentary point to gender differences in the way COVID-19 is affecting the population. As stated in The Atlantic, “Purely as a physical illness, the coronavirus appears to affect women less severely. We are not just living through a public-health crisis, but an economic one. As much of normal life is suspended for three months or more, job losses are inevitable. At the same time, school closures and household isolation are moving the work of caring for children from the paid economy-nurseries, schools, babysitters-to the unpaid one.”
Women might suffer less severely from the virus compared to men, but they suffer more economically as they are being tasked with not only maintaining their work, if they still have their job, while being responsible for both the education and caring of their children, as well as other domestic duties, for 24 hours of the day.
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced that the SBA will be granting automatic disaster loan deferments through December 31, 2020, to help borrowers who are still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. Because the change is automatic, borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact the agency to request deferment. NAWRB is honored to be one of only 11 organizations listed as a Women’s Entrepreneurship Partner for the SBA, and we are happy to be a resource and lend an ear to the over 30 million U.S. small businesses who make up the backbone of our economy.
“The SBA is looking at every option and taking every action to cut red tape to make it easier for small businesses to stay in business. Automatically deferring existing SBA disaster loans through the end of the year will help borrowers during this unprecedented time,” said Administrator Carranza in the SBA’s official press release.
I remember those rainy California days in my 500 square foot apartment in Huntington Beach, where the small box heater in the wall was stuck pointed towards the door – the feeling of being trapped there with a random human-sized carpet stain in the living room that kept reappearing no matter how many times I cleaned it. My walls vibrated with the screams of my neighbor yelling at their kid. I was in a nice part of town but in a cheap apartment, because, let’s face it, California is expensive. Rainy days weren’t the best.
Now with the COVID-19 virus running rampant, we are officially stuck in our fish bowls. Bills are hanging over our heads like rain clouds, but the sun is shining. It’s a rainy day that has officially stopped the world as we know it.
It’s great time to nominate a woman leader for a 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award,  honoring women leaders in the housing ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities. Nominations are open until May 1st, 2020. Award winners will be featured in June, so nominate a woman before the deadline so she can be highlighted!

Know a woman who is an exceptional leader and is addressing issues affecting the community for greater social impact while inspiring others to reach their full potential? Nominate her Today!  Award winners will receive their awards during the 2020 NAWRB Symposium, “Women’s Equality in the New Century,” on September 29th, 2020 at the Resort of Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California.
Listen now for an all new episode of Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Guiding Real Estate Professionals with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and guest DeAnn Golden, Senior VP,  Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. Desiree and DeAnn discuss how real estate professionals can serve as a guide to other agents during this challenging time as the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes the landscape of the real estate industry. Listen here:!
NAWRB Magazine “Essential Women” – Deadline April 5th!
During this time of stress and uncertainty, how are you using your innate capabilities and personal influence to make a positive impact? Often we are helping people we don’t even know as they see, hear or read about the act of kindness. We are accepting submissions for  “essential women” by April 5th, 2020.

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