Introducing the NAWRB 2019 Women Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER)


Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is proud to announce the release of the NAWRB 2019 Women Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER). This is the third installment of the most diverse coverage of the Housing Ecosystem has over sixty resources in six volumes, including Diversity & Inclusion, Homeownership, Women-Owned Businesses, STEM, Aging Population, and Family Offices with a gender lens perspective.

Volume I: Diversity & Inclusion – Gender Lens, we look at female representation by industry in the major employment levels, from entry level to CEO and corporate boards. In doing so, we highlight the issues women face when climbing up the corporate ladder, such as lack of advancement opportunities and mentorship, conscious bias, harassment and more. In closing out Volume I, we discuss promising diversity and inclusion strategies, as well as advocacy efforts for gender-diverse leadership taking place at the corporate and legislative levels.

Volume II: Homeownership covers the state of women’s homeownership by analyzing the overall health of the current market, women’s poverty and homelessness, and obstacles women and minorities face in becoming homeowners and renters. Our report provides invaluable resources for single women prospective homebuyers and disaster recovery assistance for renters and homeowners.

Volume III: Women-Owned Businesses provides an overview of current trends, gains and obstacles that women face in entrepreneurship in the United States and across the globe. In the U.S., we look at the current state of women-owned businesses in general, followed by sections specifically dedicated to women of color, rural women, millennial women, and veterans to show how age, race, geographical region and veteran status affects women’s entrepreneurial success.

Volume IV: STEM reviews current findings on the representation of women and minority women in STEM from K-12 education to the workforce for different geographical regions of the world. We address barriers with solutions women face in science and technology fields such as stereotype gender and pay gaps, stereotype threat and unconscious bias, and how a lack of diversity is affecting the artificial intelligence sector. Rounding out STEM, we address important technology trends that are affecting the housing and real estate ecosystem, such as the integration of AI systems and blockchain.

Volume V: Aging Population profiles the aging population in the U.S. with an emphasis on the older female population. Our review will cover a wide range of topics, including employment, living arrangements, physical, mental and financial health, caregiving, poverty, and elder financial abuse. The aging population is an often neglected but significant portion of our society that will become dependent on younger generations for their physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

 Volume VI: Family Offices focuses on Family Offices, or families with over a $100 million in assets. We breakdown this aspiring exclusive group consisting of over 10,000 Family Offices globally in terms of their potential for social impact through investments, how the next generation will drive the future of private wealth and the risks of intergenerational wealth transfer. .

We conclude by addressing women’s representation in global wealth and provide actionable solutions for the potential pitfalls family offices might face in making their wealth sustainable and ensuring their investments have the greatest social impact.

Thank you to our collaborators for providing us with invaluable resources and support to guide our research and analysis of these dynamic issues affecting the greater housing ecosystem. NAWRB 2019 WHER was designed to be a professional development tool to revitalize communication and partnerships between industries as we work together to form mindful strategic solutions achieved through a gender lens.


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