MBA Launches Initiative to Support Women in Real Estate Finance

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 19, 2016 — (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association launched a new networking platform for women in the real estate-finance industry. mPower – MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach — will provide an opportunity for women to strengthen their networks, achieve professional growth, and exchange ideas and information about the industry.

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“Addressing the needs of this important segment of our workforce is essential to our industry’s success,” said David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.  “MBA can be the catalyst for creating a strong, diverse network of women in our industry.”

“mPower is designed to recognize and promote the rise of women in the real estate finance industry, as well as the overall workforce,” said Marcia Davies, Chief Operating Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association. “Our goal is to provide information, events and a networking platform to help women maximize their overall potential.”

MBA members can access the platform through this newly created webpage. Once somebody joins the networking group, they can receive notices of MBA’s women’s events, gain access to its resources and information, and join their peers in a private, member-only online community.

The next notable mPower event will be the Women in Mortgage Banking Networking Event Featuring MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, which will take place at MBA’s Annual Convention on October 25 in Boston, Massachusetts. The event will be an opportunity to network with colleagues and gain relatable, tangible advice on ways women can empower themselves to express their worth in business and in life.

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s award winning morning show Morning Joe, and a three-time New York Times best-selling author, will be the featured speaker where she will discuss her most-recent book, Grow Your Value: Living and Working to Your Full Potential, which gives women the tools necessary to advocate for themselves and grow their financial futures both professionally and personally.

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Rob Van Raaphorst

(202) 557- 2799

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.

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Mortgage Bankers Association
1331 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 557-2700

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