Women are a vital part of the housing industry – moving markets and encouraging those around them. HousingWire’s Women of Influence award honors these women.


This is HousingWire’s ninth annual installment celebrating the industry’s leading women and their commitment to moving the U.S. housing economy forward. The award has become an industry standard, and the leaders who make our list each year represent an elite and special group. The Women of Influence award honors the shapers, the changers, the ones who are making a difference in the housing industry and paving the path for others to follow. This year includes women from all across the housing spectrum. Our cover this year features three women moving markets forward in the real estate industry. Click through to read some of their amazing accomplishments.

Kate Adamson, Plaid
Erica Galos Alioto, Opendoor
Susan Anthony, Finance of America Reverse
June Babiracki Barlow, California Association of Realtors
Sarah Batangan, First Guaranty Mortgage
Rohini Belavadi, Arch Mortgage Insurance
Laura Brandao, American Financial Resources
Amy Brandt, Docutech
Maylin Casanueva, Teraverde
Courtney Keating Chakarun, Roostify
Jan Clark, Black Knight
Donna Corley, Freddie Mac
Dianne Crosby, Guaranteed Rate
Sarah DeCiantis, United Wholesale Mortgage
Jamie Duran, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Southern California
Lizzie Garner, Guaranteed Rate
Liz Gehringer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Julia Gordon, National Community Stabilization Trust
Sherry Graziano, SunTrust
Dee Grosso, Freedom Mortgage
Carrie Gusmus, Cherry Creek Mortgage
Christine Halberstadt, Freddie Mac
Kim Hoffman, Envoy Mortgage
Nancy Langer, CoreLogic
Julie Leonhardt LaTorre, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates
Dolly Lenz, Dolly Lenz Real Estate
Suzy Lindblom, Planet Home Lending
Lisa Lund, Lund Mortgage Team
Maxine Matteo, MAXEX
Anne Segrest McCulloch, Housing Partnership Equity Trust
Patricia Korth-McDonnell, Better.com
Susan Meitner, Centennial Lending Group
Claudia Merkle, National MI
Dawn Meshel, Plaza Home Mortgage
Stephanie Milner, Fannie Mae
Carolyn Monroe, Old Republic National Title Holding Company
Barbara Pak, Freddie Mac
Caroline Payne, Movement Mortgage
Kristi Pickering, Academy Mortgage Corp.
Lisa Robertson, Spruce
Sara Rodriguez, Titan Title
Rita Santamaria, Champions School of Real Estate
Kelli Scott, Blend
Celeste Starchild, Move/realtor.com
Susan Stewart, SWBC Mortgage
Holly Tachovsky, BuildFax
Fiona Taylor, Roofstock
Cindy Tucker, WFG National Title Insurance
Ginger Wilcox, Capsilon
Jeri Yoshida, NEXT Mortgage Events

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