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PRNewswire/ -- Industries such as real estate, healthcare and education are female-dominated*, however, at the executive level, there's a stark lack of women. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, conducted online by The Harris Poll, revealed that 34 percent of Americans working in female-dominated industries agree that women in their industry face a "glass ceiling," making it more difficult for them to reach executive or senior-level positions.
  The Coldwell Banker Examining Women and Leadership Survey compares the leadership and professional ambitions of men and women who work in female-dominated industries, as determined by data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey found that in female-dominated industries, men are 75 percent more likely than women to hold an executive-level position. With this survey the Coldwell Banker brand aims to probe the causes of this gender leadership gap and then work to demolish the glass ceiling.  
  "Women in real estate face an upward mobility challenge, and it's our responsibility to help correct the gender leadership gap," Zoe Horneck, vice president of product marketing and communications, Coldwell Banker said. "Our brand is supporting current and aspiring women leaders by providing formal management training, online courses and in-person networking opportunities at events including our annual Leadership Summit and Gen Blue® conference. Our Women in Leadership Series, which started as a series of monthly calls and blog posts and will soon add a podcast, allows female trailblazers to share their success stories and empower others to do the same. This May will be Coldwell Banker Women in Leadership Month, celebrating the tremendous work of women in real estate and encouraging more women to seek ownership and leadership opportunities. Our work has only just begun and we're committed to ensuring that women across our network can envision a path to leadership and are given a variety of opportunities to exercise their leadership skills."
  Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of working adults in the U.S. agree that working for a company that has female representation at the executive level is important to them, yet a full 41 percent agree that women have to work harder than men to earn an executive level position at their company.
  Looking at the real estate industry specifically, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2018 Member Profile Report shows women account for 63 percent of all REALTORS®, yet more men lead real estate companies as a broker-owner** (52 percent) or a selling manager (57 percent).
  Open dialogue about women as leaders in the workplace, mentorship and training, combined with opportunities to grow and lead, are critical to empowering women in all industries. 
  "As the owner of the largest female-operated Coldwell Banker® affiliate, I'm motivated to inspire the women in my community to reach their professional goals," Lori Arnold, broker-owner, Coldwell Banker Apex in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas said. "Women succeed at our brokerage because of the continuous support from all members of our team and the initiatives of the Coldwell Banker brand to empower its agents. To me, being a female broker-owner means thinking outside of my comfort zone and saying YES to every opportunity for growth."
  Among U.S. adults working in female-dominated industries, the survey found:
• Men are 20 percent more likely than women to state that they have asked a supervisor/boss directly for a raise or promotion.
• Forty-two percent of women and 37 percent of men say they would be hesitant to ask for a raise or promotion even if they met most or all of the qualifications.
• Men are 32% more likely than women to say that they have ambitions of one day holding an executive-level position in the industry they currently work in
  If you would like to know more about what it means to be a Coldwell Banker affiliated agent, head to www.cbwomen.com. 
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Coldwell Banker Real Estate from December 4-7, 2018 among 2,252 employed U.S. adults ages 18 and older, among whom 861 work in female-dominated industries as defined by Coldwell Banker. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and sample sizes, please contact Athena Snow (Athena.Snow@realogy.com) or Rachel Braude(RBraude@gscommunications.com).



Women face a glass ceiling
Floyd Galloway Jr. charged with murder
LANSING – Praising the outstanding work of the Farmington Hills Police Department, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a charge of first degree pre-meditated murder against Floyd Galloway, Jr. for the murder of Danielle Stislicki. Stislicki, 28, disappeared from the parking lot of her Southfield employer on December 2, 2016 and has never been found.
     “This young woman had everything to live for,” Nessel said. “Her disappearance more than two years ago has left a hole in her family and they deserve justice. The Farmington Hills Police Department has gone to extraordinary lengths to uncover every piece of evidence available. That evidence is compelling.”
  Initially referred to as a “person of interest” by reporters, Galloway has long been suspected of luring Danielle Stislicki to his house and then killing her. He was arrested, tried and convicted of Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Assault – 1st Degree, Kidnapping, and Assault to Committee Great Bodily Harm by Strangulation in an attack on a female jogger in Hines Park committed in September 2016. He is currently serving 16-30 years in the state’s Marquette West Branch Prison after taking a plea in that case.
   As the lead law enforcement agency in the case following Stislicki’s reported disappearance from her Farmington Hills apartment, the Farmington Hills Police Department worked with multiple local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to gather evidence and establish a timeline of events. At her request, Detectives Molloy and Gerak met with Attorney General Nessel in January and laid out the case. Despite the lack of a body, Nessel welcomed the opportunity to prosecute the case.
     “I was familiar with Danielle’s case and wanted to know what evidence existed, what the status of the investigation was, and what I could do to help,” Nessel said. “That’s why I reached out to the Farmington Hills Police Department and asked them to present the evidence compiled on the case. They did an outstanding job on a very challenging investigation.”
    Those challenges included "… a murder without the victim's body, no known witnesses to the murder, the killer’s attempt to conceal the crime, and the unusual number of jurisdictions where parts of the crime occurred,” Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus said. “Farmington Hills Police were assisted by a dedicated team of 28 different local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The lead detectives, with assistance from the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, deserve special recognition for initiating, coordinating and authoring 77 search warrants, many which revealed important evidence, including Galloway's link to the Hines Park attack.
     "The Stislicki family were also part of our team and we thank them for giving us their unwavering confidence and support,” Nebus said. “I pray for their continued strength as they work with Attorney General Nessel and her staff as the rigors of the judicial process begins.”
     Charges were filed against Galloway yesterday and he will be arraigned at 11:30 AM Wednesday March 6th in 47th District Court in Farmington Hills.
    “We are very grateful that the Attorney General's office is taking charge of Danielle’s case,” said the Stislicki family. “Moving forward with the evidence that has been gathered, we feel our daughter Danielle Ann Stislicki will receive the justice she deserves.”
     Nessel has appointed Jaimie Powell Horowitz as a Special Assistant Attorney General specifically to prosecute this case. Powell Horowitz is a special prosecutor for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy and Nessel expressed her appreciation to Worthy for giving the AG the opportunity to utilize one or her most seasoned prosecutors. Powell Horowitz has routinely been assigned to high profile cases involving homicides and sexual assault and has obtained convictions in more than 100 felony cases, including 28 murder convictions with no reversals on appeal.
     “Mr. and Mrs. Stislicki, we are committed to prosecuting your daughter’s killer,” said Nessel. “We vow to do everything within our power to ensure justice is served.”


Charges filed against former state employee in 
kickback scheme of nearly $200,000
LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon recently announced that Detroit resident and former MDHHS employee Eliza Yulonda Ijames, 56, has been charged with three felonies: one count of Medicaid Fraud-Conspiracy and two counts of Medicaid Fraud-Kickbacks. The penalty for Medicaid Fraud-Conspiracy is up to 10 years in prison and/or $50,000. The penalty for Medicaid Fraud-Kickbacks is up to four years in prison and/or $50,000.
     Ijames was an MDHHS employee working as an Independent Living Services Specialist within the Wayne County Adult Services office. Ijames was responsible for approving Medicaid beneficiaries for home help services – non-skilled services intended to assist people with activities of daily living. 
  Ijames is alleged to have referred clients to agencies with which she had a personal and financial relationship and approved payments to those same agencies. Representatives from these agencies then deposited funds into bank accounts owned in part by Ijames. Ijames withdrew nearly $200,000 from these accounts for her own personal use between about January 2015 through December 2017.
     The matter was referred to the Attorney General’s Office by the MDHHS Office of Inspector General after an extensive and thorough investigation.
  "Public employees who betray the trust placed in them are particularly disappointing and do not represent the tens of thousands of dedicated people who work to make Michigan better every day," Nessel said. “I would like to thank the team with the MDHHS Office of Inspector General for identifying and referring this case to my office.”
    “We have a duty to put the public interest first, and it’s hard to think of a greater violation of that duty than taking kickbacks,” MDHHS Director Robert Gordon said. “I commend the hard work of the OIG and the AG’s offices to uphold the values of public service.” 
  Ijames was arraigned on Feb. 28, before Judge Richard Ball of the 54B District Court in East Lansing and given an $10,000 personal recognizance bond. She is next due in court for a preliminary exam on March 8, 2018.