2017 Roaring Thirty Award Winners



The NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awards honor the women leaders in the housing ecosystem making a difference with a seat at the table. These are trailblazers succeeding through unprecedented obstacles and demonstrating women’s power as influencers in business.

Join us as we honor these incredible women during our Roaring Thirty Awards Gala on July 17th, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA at our 4th Annual NAWRB Nexus Conference: Women’s Collaboration for the Future.

Our attire theme for this year’s Roaring Thirty Awards Gala is “Who is Your Female Hero?”

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The Team Player


Gina Gray

SVP, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy, Selene Finance

The Team Player Leading Lady


Zeeda Daniele

Senior Deputy Director of Fannie Mae

The Prodigy


Aynsley Armbrust

Vice President, Stepp Commercial

The Prodigy Leading Lady


Bia Ferla

Real Estate Partner, Keller Williams

The Philanthropist


Alicia Blackwood

Sales Manager, Summit Funding

Philanthropist Leading Lady


Alexis Johnson

REALTOR, Realty One Group Northwest

The Advocate


Maria Zywiciel

President, NAHREP Consulting Services

The Advocate Leading Lady


Sandy Flores

Broker/Owner, Real Estate On Demand

The Unsung Hero


Alice Pak

Vice President of Market Development, Sindeo

The Unsung Hero Leading Lady


Ann Murad

Associate, RE/MAX Elite Associates

The Visionary


Marcia Griffin

Founder and President, HomeFree-USA

The Visionary Leading Lady


Letitia Berbaum

LPL Financial Advisor, WealthWise Financial Services

The Trailblazer


Patricia Arvielo

President and Co-Founder, New American Funding

The Trailblazer Leading Lady


Marty Rodriguez

Broker Associate, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez

The Revolutionary


Lora Helt

Vice President, Enterprise Sales and Business Development, Altisource Portfolio Solutions

The Revolutionary Leading Lady


Maria Zendejas

CEO/Realtor, Realty World Golden Era

The Influencer


Sandra Williams

President and Co-Founder, Capital Direct Funding

The Influencer Leading Lady


Lani Furrows

Area Manager, Caliber Home Loans

The Producer


Jill Eber

Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker

The Producer Leading Lady


Josie Andrade

Realtor / Co-owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CP

The Veteran


Kimberly R. Stepp

Principal, Stepp Commercial

The Veteran Leading Lady


Bobbie Holt

Broker/Owner, Sea Turtle Real Estate, LLC

The Renaissance Woman


Gwen Muse-Evans

President & CEO, GME Enterprises

The Renaissance Woman Leading Lady


Alicia Branstetter

Vice President of Marketing, Pendo

The Mentor


Amy Rio

Broker/Owner, Executive Real Estate

The Mentor Leading Lady


Belen Z. Escamilla

Realtor, Realty World Golden Era

The Marketer


Nikki Groff

Chief Marketing Officer, Wallick and Volk

The Marketer Leading Lady


Donna Dagley

Vice President Branch Manager, Coldwell Banker United

The Innovator


Chantay Bridges

Coach, Realtor, Speaker & Writer, Real Estate Professionals World Enterprise Marketing

The Innovator Leading Lady


Rosalind Booker

Principal Broker/Owner, Arbrook Realty

Award Descriptions

The Innovator: This woman is innovating the way of conducting business and has forged her own path as an entrepreneur.

The Marketer: This leading woman illustrates the power of marketing and branding in showcasing the quality of your business. The only thing more impressive than the way she advertises her business is the company itself.

The Prodigy: This award goes to an up-and-comer; an entrepreneur whose success is only a matter of time. Showing a way of doing business different from the established players, this woman proves that there is always room for ingenuity.

The Revolutionary: This woman is a testament to women’s ability to be capable, successful leaders. Tearing down roadblocks, this awardee is changing the business world for women.

The Influencer: A groundbreaker, like Coco Chanel in the world of fashion, this woman is disproving misguided stereotypes and changing the way entrepreneurial women are perceived.

The Producer: If we were to describe this woman in one word, it would be perseverance. No broken economy or fluctuating market can keep this woman from success; she creates growth regardless of the circumstances.

The Visionary: This is a woman ahead of her time who not only solves today’s problems, but addresses the issues of tomorrow as well. She turns negatives into positives and doesn’t let the absence of a well-traveled path keep her from making her own way.

The Philanthropist: This woman is dedicated to helping others, successfully balancing her professional and personal lives in order to do so. From donating her time to her hard-earned money, she defines the meaning of giving back to your community.

The Mentor: Realizing the importance of leading by example, this woman provides mentorship avenues for the generations of tomorrow to follow in her confident footsteps.

The Advocate: This award goes to a woman who is concerned just as much about the professional welfare of others as her own. A steadfast advocate for the rights and opportunities of female entrepreneurs, she remains a strong voice in the fight for equality.

The Trailblazer: This is a woman succeeding in her competitive industry, embodying women’s power and paving the way for tomorrow’s women entrepreneurs.

The Unsung Hero: Despite not always receiving credit or accolades, the company could not function without this woman. A behind-the-scenes professional, she is the reliable foundation on which day-to-day business operates.

The Veteran: This award recognizes a woman who has succeeded through the decades, masterfully adapting to the changing business world and exemplifying her role as a leader.

The Team Player: From the boardroom to the front lines and everywhere in between, this woman can be relied upon to thrive and participate at all company levels.

The Renaissance Woman: This award goes to a woman who enjoys multiple successful careers. Either in the same industry or separate fields, she can do it all.

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