mPower Event at 2018 NAWRB Conference Features First-Ever Male Panelist


Burgandy Basulto is a Content Writer at NAWRB. She has a bachelor’s degree in both English and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Philosophy. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves running, kickboxing, watching films, trying new restaurants she finds via Yelp, and experiencing other cultures during her travels.

mPower will host a leadership panel at the 2018 NAWRB 5th Annual Conference on July, 29th in Chicago, IL from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM! This special mPower event will feature discussion about workplace disruptors with both women and men industry experts.This will be the first time a male leader in the real estate finance industry will join an mPower panel—the start of a continued effort by mPower to include more male participants in these important discussions about gender equality!

The panel will be led by Marcia Davies, COO of Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Founder of mPower, Member of NAWRB’s Diversity and Leadership Council (NDILC), and 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awardee for The Revolutionary.

Marcia will be joined by

  • David Hrobob, President & CEO, Wintrust Mortgage;
  • Tamara King, Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement, MBA, and 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awardee for The Advocate;
  • Stacie Rankey, Vice President of Client Relations, Gerner & Kearns Co. L.P.A.,and 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awardee for The Advocate Leading Lady; and
  • Rebecca Steele, COO, Spring EQ.

2018 NAWRB Conference: “Year of Women”

NAWRB connects and builds sustainable relationships with senior executive women and international leaders to advance women’s economic growth to women’s independence. Join us at the 2018 NAWRB 5th Annual Conference on July 29-31st in Chicago, Illinois at The Standard Club, which offers an exclusive five-star experience rich in history and style.

SHETalks—Solutions. Housing. Equality.

Hear expert advice to apply to your business from influential leaders in the industry and some of the loudest voices promoting gender equality. On Monday, July 30th, and Tuesday, July 31st, our Keynote Speakers will participate in a series of SHETalks—concise and impactful 20-minute presentations on key issues affecting the industry and gender equality.

  • Tami Bonnell- CEO, EXIT Realty International, 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awardee for The Trailblazer
  • Chitra Dorai- Former IBM Fellow, Master Inventor, VP CTO Cognitive Services, IBM Services, Member of IBM Industry Academy & Academy of Technology, 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awardee for The Visionary
  • Dottie Herman- CEO and President, Douglas Elliman, 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awardee for The Influencer
  • Sharron Levine- Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
  • Rebecca Steele, COO, Spring EQ.

Click here for more information about the mPower event and registration.

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