Just Released: NAWRB Magazine, sheCENTER(FOLD) Joanne Lipman, Best-Selling Author, Former USA TODAY Editor in Chief

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is pleased to announce the release of NAWRB Magazine Volume 8, Issue 1, Real Estate Finance & Investment! This issue introduces a newly redesigned layout with articles categorized into meaningful sections, including Profile, Legislative, Business Ownership, Technology, sheCenterfold, Independence, Community, Living and Homeownership. With this redesign, we are synthesizing our resources to further our support of economic independence with a gender lens perspective.

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Senator Kamala Harris Proposes Equal Pay Certification for Large Companies

Women who work full time are paid about 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, which adds up to over $400,000 in missed wages over a woman’s career. For minority women, the loss is about $1 million in missed wages, according to the National Women’s Law Center.

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2019 NAWRB Annual Conference: Redefining Leadership

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is excited to announce the 2019 NAWRB Annual Conference: Redefining Leadership on August 4th-6th at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California. This year’s event will mark NAWRB’s 10th anniversary!

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Low Spacesuit Supply Forces NASA to Cancel First All-Female Spacewalk

NASA had to cancel the first all-female spacewalk scheduled for last Friday because the International Space Station (ISS) did not have enough space suits to fit both women. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were going to perform the spacewalk together to install new lithium-ion batteries in a solar array, supported by a female flight controller on the ground. Not having enough space suits for female astronauts indicates more work needs to be done to reach gender parity in the space industry.

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Equal Pay Day 2019

Today, April 2nd, marks Equal Pay Day, a day representing how far into the new year women have to work to earn the same amount of money men did the previous year. About four months into 2019 women finally equaled men’s 2018 earnings, due to the pervasive gender pay gap that results in women earning approximately 80 cents to every man’s dollar.

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Top 70 Companies for Executive Women in 2019

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), one of the nation’s largest associations for women professionals and business owners, just released their 2019 ranking of the Top 70 Companies for Executive Women. This list, now in its 21st year, features organizations that stand out for having high female representation in key management positions and programs and policies that help women climb the corporate ladder within their companies.

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“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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