Equal Pay Day is March 31st: COVID-19 is Exacerbating the Gender Pay Gap

Yesterday, March 31st, 2020, marked 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. Almost four months into 2020 women finally equaled men’s 2019 earnings, due to the pervasive gender pay gap that results in women earning approximately 82 cents to every man’s dollar, which equates to a loss of $407,760 over a 40-year career. For women of color, this is a loss of nearly or over $1 million.

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WHER Chat: 50 Percent of Global Managers at Unilever are Women

London-based consumer goods based company Unilever announced significant achievements they have made towards reaching gender parity among their global managers. According to their announcement on March 3, 2020, women now make up 50 percent of management globally at their company. This figure has increased 12 percent since ten years ago, when women made up 38 percent off management.

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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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Women’s History Month 2020 Celebrates “Valiant Women of the Vote”

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. Every year, Congress passes a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the president issues a proclamation.

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Nominations Open: 2020 NAWRB Leadership Awards – Symposium: Women’s Equality in the New Century

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2020 NAWRB Leadership Awards, 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. 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.

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WHER Chat: Gender Wage Gap Narrows as Women Acquire Highly Sought-After Skills

According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, women are making gains in the workplace as they continue to meet the demand of specific skill sets from employers by gaining more skills and earning higher levels of education. Employers in the United States are commonly pursuing workers with social skills, including the art of negotiation and persuasion, as well as fundamental skills in critical thinking and writing. Female workers who meet these requirements are rising, and these types of jobs also pay more, which is contributing to the narrowing wage gap.  Continue reading

Join NAWRB at the OC Home Fair at Chapman University on Jan. 18th!

If you are looking to buy or sell a home or investment property, you don’t want to miss the 8th Annual OC Home Fair on January 18t, 2020 at Chapman University from 10 AM to 12:45 PM, PST. Attendees will have access to a variety of free educational classes from industry experts, including Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and NAWRB Certified Delegate Angie Weeks, Realtor, First Time Buyer & Move Up Specialist.

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Giving Tuesday 2019: Support NAWRB Foundation Today!

Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S., Giving Tuesday is a global movement celebrating the power of philanthropy and giving. Since its creation in 2012, the day has leveraged collaboration on a global scale and social media to spread awareness and inspirational stories of people helping one another.

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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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WHER Chat: California is Home to Top Cities for Minority-Owned Startups

Ecommerce software platform Volusion released a report on the top places in the United States with the greatest share of minority-owned startups. Their findings show that five out of the top 15 metropolitan areas with the highest share of minority-owned startups are in California, and only the top nine areas have more than 40 percent minority-owned startups. 

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