National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign dedicated to increasing awareness of the disease, helping those affected through early detection, education and support, and fundraising for breast cancer research. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries in an effort to advocate mammography as the most effective course of action when fighting breast cancer. 

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WHER Chat: October is National Women’s Small Business Month!

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the growth achievements of women-owned businesses and women entrepreneurs across the country in recent years. Women own 42 percent of businesses in the United States and they generate $1.9 trillion in revenue each year. Join us this month as we acknowledge the accomplishments of women business owners and supporting their growth by leveraging  resources for their continued success! 

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Today marks National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, the largest event in the United States promoting women’s health awareness and physical activity that occurs on every last Wednesday of September. Over 500 groups across the country will join forces to inspire women of all ages to be healthy and active through events at senior centers, hospitals, health centers, parks, schools, and other community locations. An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women are expected to participate this year. 

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NAWRB Brought Together Senior Leadership Executives from Most Diverse Array of Industries in the Housing Ecosystem with a Gender Lens

The 2019 NAWRB 10th Anniversary Conference, Redefining Leadership, has passed, but for all the senior executive and industry expert participants, this is just the beginning of newfound relationships and forward-thinking dialogues that were formed during this informative and invigorating professional mastermind event.  NAWRB would like to thank Veronica Miracle of ABC7 Eyewitness News, Tami Bonnell of Exit Realty International, and Erica Courtney of ZuluTime for serving as Master of Ceremonies.

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NDILC Member Erica Courtney Appointed to Commission on the Status of Women & Girls

NAWRB is proud to announce that NDILC Member Erica Courtney, President of 2020vet and Zulu Time, U.S. Army Aviation Major, NATO Gender Advisor, has been appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women & Girls by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Learn more about Erica and her accomplishments at the link!

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2019 NAWRB Conference Recap

The 2019 NAWRB Conference, Redefining Leadership, has come to an end this week, but for all our senior executive and industry expert participants, this is just the beginning of newfound relationships and forward-thinking dialogues that were formed during this informative and invigorating professional mastermind event. 

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WHER Chat: The State of Women and Girls in STEM

The National Girls Collaborative Project presents statistics on their website on the state of girls’ involvement in STEM through primary education – from kindergarten through high school, from an analysis of data from 2016 National Science Foundation reports. Here are some of their main findings regarding differences in STEM involvement for female students compared to their male counterparts. Students regardless of sex, race or ethnicity, enrolled in lower level science courses in 2012 at similar rates. However, students with less-educated parents or with lower socioeconomic status were less likely to take these courses. 

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WHER Chat: Supporting Girls’ Interests in STEM with a Growth Mindset

One well-supported reason for why there is a lower representation of women in the AI sector is that not many girls are encouraged to pursue STEM. Therefore, their interest in science and technology fields will quickly fade if that passion is not nourished with opportunity. According to a Microsoft survey, young women in Europe report that their interest in STEM began around age 11 or 12, but faltered when they reached the ages of 15 and 16. 

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mPower Results Based Leadership Panel – Aug. 4th in Pasadena

NAWRB is pleased to announce that mPower will host a leadership panel for a second year in a row on Sunday, August 4th in Pasadena, CA from 3:30-5:00 PM! This special Results-Based Leadership panel will be moderated by Marcia Davies, COO of Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Founder of mPower, and NDILC Council Member.

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2019: Women to Be Majority of College-Educated Workforce

We can expect 2019 to be the year that women are the majority of the college-educated workforce, a significant milestone in gender parity, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. By the first quarter of this year, 29.5 million women in the labor force had at least a bachelor’s degree, which matches the number of college-educated men in the workforce (29.3 million). 

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