Forbes’s List of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

Forbes just released their 2020 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, a result of an ongoing partnership with market research firm Statista. This year marks their third annual list after releasing their first list back in 2018. This ranking was compiled by surveying 60,000 American workers at businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Read more to find out which companies ranked highest in terms of diversity.

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Gen Z Ranks Top Global Companies for Diversity & Inclusion

It is no secret that diversity and inclusion (D&I) is an important part of a company’s performance and success, and a dynamic company culture is becoming increasingly attractive to college students posing to enter the workforce. Universum just released their first Diversity and Inclusion Index based on a global survey of over 247,000 college students from the 12 biggest economies, which asked what they are looking for from their future employers. 

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WHER Chat: U.S. Census Bureau Releases Same-Sex Household Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau has released estimates of same-sex couples in its annual America’s Families and Living Arrangements tables for the first time in history. The 2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) reveals that there are 543,000 same-sex married couple households in the U.S., 469,000 households with same-sex unmarried partners living together, and 191,000 children living with same-sex parents. 

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NDILC Council Member Rachel Beam-Jares Promoted to Director of Loss Mitigation at Fannie Mae

Women in the Real Estate & Housing Ecosystem (NAWRB) is pleased to announce NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) member Rachel Beam-Jares has been promoted to Director of Loss Mitigation, Single-Family Collateral Valuation, at Fannie Mae. Rachel is a valued asset to the NDILC Council, and we are inspired by her achievements as a diversity leader in the appraisal industry. Congratulations, Rachel! We look forward to watching your success in this new role and other future achievements. 

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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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New Corporate Diversity Bill Tackles Obstacles to Diverse Leadership

In February, Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) introduced the H.R. 1018 – Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019, which will require public companies to disclose the gender, race, ethnicity and veteran status of their board directors, nominees and senior executive officers, as a way to track the progress of diverse representation in the corporate sphere.

“Diversity has been proven to have a positive impact on business performance, and it is only natural for investors to want to know which companies are choosing to bring in a wealth of different perspectives into their corporate board rooms,” Representative Meeks said in an official statement. “Revealing the gender, racial, ethnic, and veteran makeup of these corporate C-suites and boardrooms will not only shed light on the value of diversity, but hopefully encourage corporate shareholders to increase diversity in the highest ranks of their corporations.”

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DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity

DiversityInc just announced their annual list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 2019. Over 1,800 companies participated in a survey to evaluate the performance of their diversity-management initiatives in the context of their own industries. The four key areas under evaluation were talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability and supplier diversity. See below for the companies that outperformed the competition in diversity.

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Bill to Increase Student Diversity in STEM Through Grant Program

Senator Kamala Harris introduced a new bill titled the 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act, which aims to help underrepresented communities gain access to educational materials, mentorships and work experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

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May 2019: Older Americans Month

The month of May is Older Americans Month, a celebration of the population age 65 and older. Read on to learn more about the history of this observance, and current statistics on the older population, such as diversity representation, gender differences, education, income, poverty rates and more.

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