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How to Run Your Computer Like a Pro

Mari Galloway is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding board member for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest-growing nonprofits dedicated to women in cybersecurity. DC Women Business Center Resource Coordinator Monti Taylor asked Galloway questions on how to run your computer like a pro and how to best care for your computer and keep your information safe from outside attacks.

Community organizations seek a sharp focus on rigor, equity and responsible lending and banking practices in CRA reform

This article focuses on the views of NCRC member organizations and community-based allies. If community organizations could write the CRA regulations, the CRA would increase in rigor, grade inflation would be curbed and the focus would be on underserved populations including low- and moderate-income populations, tribal communities, people of color, rural communities and people with disabilities. 

NCRC Applauds HUD’s Effort to Reinstate Critical Fair Housing Rules

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) took action to reinstate the critical 2013 Discriminatory Effects Rule which helps prevent discriminatory practices, and restore crucial portions of the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule which ensures that communities that receive federal funds take steps to eliminate barriers to fair housing.

The BIPOC Caregiver

Our care systems, deeply rooted in racial and gender inequities for those providing paid and unpaid care work, are in need of an overhaul.

Simone Smillie: DC Women’s Business Center Founder Feature

Simone Smillie, a native New Yorker, moved to Washington, D.C., in 2016 to pursue her graduate degree in Development Economics at American University. After graduating, Smillie started a new job as an analyst in Downtown D.C. She planned to launch her business, Mutani’s Pocket, in March 2020, but the pandemic took hold and delayed her launch until August. 

HUD Secretary Fudge to Speak at 2021 Just Economy Conference

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge will be a featured speaker at the 2021 Just Economy Conference, which will be held online beginning May 3. Other confirmed speakers include U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Women need child care; child care needs to change

Having access to affordable child care is essential to having labor force participation from women, who, due to sexist societal and traditional gender roles combined with lower wages than men, struggle between workforce participation or the care and education of their children.