Do you know any influential women in the housing finance and real estate industries?

If so, take heed.

HousingWire is looking for the names of a few good women who have inspired their colleagues and business associates by actively shaping the mortgage and housing sectors with innovative ideas, timely solutions and steadfast dedication. 

The nomination process is officially open for the 3rd Annual Influential Women in Housing recognition program, with applications now being accepted online at through July 31, 2013.

The final list of Influential Women, which is traditionally culled down from hundreds of nominations, will be published in the November 2013 issue of HousingWire Magazine.

Here's the cover of last year's coverage:

"Influential Women in Housing is a special and unique program for us at HousingWire, and I’m proud of the fact that we were the first major industry publication to institute a program like this," said Paul Jackson, CEO and publisher at HousingWire. "This annual list has become something of a gold standard in the industry, given the high standards we’ve put into place for selecting each of our honorees."

HousingWire received 200 nominations in 2012 and this year, editors are prepared to review even more applications with housing returning to a healthier state.

"We’ve worked each year to narrow our selection criteria as interest and support continues to grow," said Jacob Gaffney, Executive Editor at HousingWire. "This year it will be tougher than ever for leaders in the industry to make the cut, as we’re expecting more nominations than we’ve seen in the past two years."

Past honorees included professionals from Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration, Wells Fargo, Fannie Mae, the U.S. Treasury and more.

For more information about the Influential Women in Housing issue, visit HousingWire Magazine at