Mental Health in the Workplace 2017

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year with the objective to raise awareness of mental health issues and increase efforts supporting better mental health. The theme for 2017 is Mental health in the workplace, a central topic because a person’s work life can play a leading role in their state of mind and wellbeing.

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Newsletter: Women Prefer to be in the Workplace – Women in Power Around the World

Women Prefer to be in the Workforce

Only half of women in the world participate in the labor force, but the majority of them would prefer to, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Gallup Inc. Findings reveal that 58 percent of women not in the workforce would like to be working, and 41 percent of women would prefer to work and take care of their families.

This desire to work varies little between regions, whether women in that particular country comprise a large portion of the workforce or not. The study, which surveyed 149,000 individuals worldwide, makes clear that those who support working women are more than double the percentage who prefer women stay home.

The Number of Women in Power is Growing, But it Remains Small

Even though women in power around the world remain part of a small collective-and rarely remain in power for long periods of time-they are growing, according to the Pew Research Center (PRC). There are currently 15 women world leaders in office, eight of whom are their country’s first woman in power.

NAWRB Roaring Thirty Award Nominations Now Open!

The NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awards honor the women leaders in the housing ecosystem making a difference with a seat at the table for women. These are trailblazers succeeding through unprecedented obstacles and demonstrating women’s power as influencers in business.

In the News!

Wells Fargo and Tuck Announce Scholarship Program for Diverse Businesses

Wells Fargo and the Tuck School of Business recently announced the Wells Fargo Scholarship Fund for Diverse Businesses. With 24 scholarships funded by $100,000, the program will make it possible for diverse entrepreneurs to attend Tuck.

Women in Construction Week spans from March 5-11, 2017

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is currently celebrating Women in Construction Week, which spans from March 5-11, 2017! The focus of the week-long observation is highlighting women and their role in the construction industry.

NAWRB sheCalls

NAWRB sheCalls provide industry updates, training and access to important resources for women in housing. Call in to find out what you’ve been missing!

March 16: Women: How to Get Involved

Call-in to find out how to get involved as a woman in the housing ecosystem, from taking advantage of your resources to participating in the many women’s groups changing the game today!

Judy Hoberman, CEO and Founder of Selling in A Skirt

Join us as we talk about how women want to be treated equally not identically.

Upcoming Events

If an event involves women’s equality and supporting the women’s movement, NAWRB strives to be there. Join us to take part in making a better tomorrow!

March 14-15: Bank & Financial Institutions Special Assets Forum

As it has done over the years, IMN’s forum will cover the latest on credit, loan review and workouts for a range of assets that includes Real Estate, Agricultural Loans, C&I, and Equipment Lending.

March 15: Million Women Mentors Senate Day and Leadership Council Meeting

Join Million Women Mentors, sponsors and over 125 representatives of industry, education and non-profit organizations to celebrate, promote and strategize how to further advance more women and girls in STEM careers through mentoring.

March 16: ChallengeHER Las Vegas

ChallengeHER works specifically with the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) federal contracting program as a tool to help leverage federal awards, learn the federal procurement process, and to connect with the right people. Event is FREE; seating is limited.

March 21-23: WBENC 2017 Summit & Salute

The Summit is a two-day program focused on the future of various industries, business networking, and development opportunities. The Salute highlights WBENC’s 2016 America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises.

March 26-29: National Technology In Mortgage Banking Conference & Expo

This MBA conference addresses emerging technologies, the impact of new regulations, vendor solutions, and allows attendees to connect with vendors, industry experts and peers.

April 2-4: 15th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference

Join Desiree Patno, NAWRB’s CEO and president as she speaks on “The Impact of Real Estate Decisions on Your Bottom Line” from 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBD: NAWRB and the LA Sparks

This year, NAWRB will host monthly trips to see the LA Sparks! We will provide tickets, transport and food for up to eight people, at minimal cost. Organizations passionate about the women’s movement and helping their community are invited to join us in supporting female athletes and gender equality when the season tips off this May. To schedule an LA Sparks trip with NAWRB, call us at 949-559-9800 or email

Top 4 Ways to Create a Happier Workplace for Everyone

Whether you own a small business or large real estate firm, it’s important to create a positive and pleasant work environment to not only promote happiness but encourage a solid work ethic amongst your employees. If you work from home, you can still use the following tips to spruce up your home office and add excitement to each work day.

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