MBA Voices: Courageous Conversations with Women of Color Continues Jan. 19 with ‘Can We Talk’

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s popular three-part virtual series, Voices: Courageous Conversations with Women of Color, continues Tuesday, Jan. 19 with “Can We Talk.”

This series explores the experience of being a woman of color in real estate finance. During this series, you will hear from a dynamic lineup of female industry leaders as they share their personal journeys and discuss solutions to bridge the gap through allyship, mentorship and sponsorship. This timely conversation will inspire and inform, while giving voice to the challenges and opportunities to help move our industry forward.

Can We Talk takes place Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET. Join us for this candid conversation on differing experiences of women of color with those of their white female counterparts, and explore the impact on their careers.

This series is a collaborative effort between MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion, mPower and mPact.


AJ Barkley, SVP of Neighborhood Lending Executive, Bank of America

Cathy Pharis, Managing Director of Multifamily Capital FHA, Wells Fargo

Tammy Jones, CEO and Founder, Basis Investment Group

Lorraine Stewart, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending, BECU

Who Should Attend

Real Estate Finance Professionals

Diversity & Inclusion Professionals

HR Staff

To register, click here.

Upcoming Series Offerings:

Voices: Courageous Conversations with Women of Color Series – Together We Rise | Mortgage Bankers Association (

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET

For more information, contact Diversity and Inclusion.