“We Are the Answer”: Michelle Obama Speaks at the 2018 United State of Women Summit

Last weekend, over 6,000 women, from international leaders and executive women, to celebrities and politicians, gathered at the 2018 United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles, California, to discuss women’s issues and gender equality. Following the inaugural, day-long event in 2016, this year’s multi-industry event was extended to two days chalk full of main stage and breakout sessions, networking opportunities, skills-based trainings and an interactive center with women-owned businesses and organizations.

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: “There’s No Excuse” for Gender Pay Gap

In a recent feature in 60 Minutes of CBS News, Marc Benioff, CEO of tech company Salesforce shares the importance of gender equality in the workplace, and the steps he is taking to make sure the men and women of his 30,000 employees are paid equally for the same work. Thank you to Marcia Davies, COO of Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Council Member of NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) for bringing this motivating story to our attention.

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NAWRB International Women’s Day 24-Hour Marathon

This upcoming Wednesday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day, a worldwide event  dedicated to celebrating women’s social and political achievements and promoting gender equality. NAWRB invites you to tune-in for our International Women’s Day 24-Hour Marathon, where we will share incredible posts and articles on women every hour. Look for the hashtag #NAWRBInternational to follow our posts!

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mPower: Finding Solutions to Sexual Harassment in the Real Estate Finance Industry

mPower, a national platform for women in the real estate finance industry created by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the findings of their informal survey of women’s experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace. “As the leading voice for the real estate finance industry, MBA creates opportunities to leverage the power and influence of women,” states mPower’s mission. “We provide the platform for women to strengthen their networks, achieve professional growth and development, and to exchange ideas and information about our industry and the broader economy.”

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Women’s Homeownership: Dream, Stability, Sanctuary

On December 2, 2017, NAWRB held its event, Women’s Homeownership: Dream, Stability, Sanctuary, revealing impacting women’s homeownership deliverables and top emerging markets in the housing ecosystem with expert speakers Desirée Patno, CEO and President, NAWRB; Hope Atuel, Executive Director, AREAA; Yolanda Lujan, Vice President, Chief Business Officer, NeighborWorks OC; Vanessa Montanez, Regional Vice President of Business Development, On Q Financial; and Hyepin Christine Im, Founder, FACE/KCCD.

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