NDILC Member Teresa Palacios Smith Appointed Chief D&I Officer at HomeServices

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Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is proud to announce that NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Member Teresa Palacios Smith has been named Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at HomeServices. Teresa previously served as Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for the  franchise’s networks since 2017. Her new role will include elevating, expanding and aligning the national scope and impact of HomeServices’s collective diversity and inclusion initiatives across its company and subsidiaries.  

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Know the Rules of the Game Ⓡ Podcast: Black Bill of Rights

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Tune in on Wednesday, July 1st, at 8 AM PST for Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast: Black Bill of Rights with your host Desirée Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), and Special Guest Jasper James, Co-Founder of Allies of Black Lives Matter and Activism Articulated, one of the only advocacy communications firms run by queer, mixed-race women of color. Jasper will enlighten audiences on the “Black Bill of Rights,” a conceptual framework meant to empower Black communities in all facets of American life.  Listen: https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/.

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Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Defining the Future

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Welcome to Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Defining the Future with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) & Special Guest Dr. Chitra Dorai, CEO & President of Amicus Brain Innovations, Inc., AI Scientist, Former IBM Fellow. Listen here: https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/.

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NAWRB & 2020vet, Inc. Win a Multi-Year Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Consulting Contract

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Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), in collaboration with 2020vet, Inc., are pleased to announce they have won a three-year contract with a one year option. Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Time-and-Materials (T&M) contract to provide a bench of qualified speakers to conduct seminars on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) to public transit fixed-route operators across Los Angeles County. Guest speakers will engage transit professionals, including social service representatives, community advocates, health and human services workers, and others. The contract was granted by Access Services in collaboration with Los Angeles County.

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NDILC Celebrates International Women’s Day: Inclusion Isn’t Enough, Press for Parity


NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2020, a worldwide global event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As part of Women’s History Month—which stems from a group of New York women factory workers protesting for better working conditions on this day in 1857—March 8th was first recognized and observed as International Women’s Day in 1909. 

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NDILC Introduces Ten Women Leadership Principles


NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) is proud to introduce 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. 

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SBA Funding Competition for Training Women Veteran Entrepreneurs – Deadline: March 17th

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and higher learning institutions are eligible to compete for funding up to $300,000 for delivering entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans and women military spouses. 

Up to six awardees will receive a total of the aforementioned funding amount in grants administered by the SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development for participating in the Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program. The funds are intended to cover costs of education women service members, women veterans and women military spouses who are currently or interested in starting their own business. 

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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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