Mortgage Women Magazine
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Digital Risk co-sponsored luncheon, the 2016 MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo’s Women in Real Estate Finance Networking Luncheon, has been featured in the May 19 edition of MBA’s Newslink.
The article covers the event, which was held at the conference and featured guest Marcia Davies, Chief Operating Officer at MBA, and Kim Azzarelli, chair and co-founder of the Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and partner with Seneca Point Global, and co-author of Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. Digital Risk’s SVP, Marketing & Client Services Kim Lanham moderated a panel discussion with the guest speakers.
At the event, Azzarelli and Davies covered the power and purpose of women in senior positions in the workplace and women’s economic participation. Azzarelli shared some of her findings and analysis of industry trends that will propel women forward, while Marcia shared her what MBA is doing to advance women as leaders within the industry.
“Azzarelli said now is the time for women to take a more assertive and visible role in the workplace. ‘We are at a unique moment in history,’ she said. ‘We no longer live in a ‘top-down’ world in which decisions and trends come from the top We have never had so many women in positions of leadership, although it is only 16-17 percent of all senior management. Some call it the ‘glass ceiling;’ others call it a ‘thick layer of men.’”
To learn more about MBA Secondary, as well as Azzarelli’s other findings and projections, click here.