MBA Launches Initiative to Support Women in Real Estate Finance

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.  

mPower will provide an opportunity for women to strengthen their networks, achieve professional growth and exchange ideas and information about the industry.  

“Addressing the needs of this important segment of our workforce is essential to our industry’s success,” said MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB. “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 MBA Chief Operating Officer Marcia Davies. “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 joined, members will receive notices of MBA 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 at the MBA Annual Convention & Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Boston, featuring MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. The event will provide 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.  

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 tools necessary to advocate for themselves and grow their financial futures both professionally and personally.  

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