I landed in San Francisco on Monday to report at the fourth annual Ellie Mae Classic, a celebrity golf tournament that supports the Mortgage Bankers Association's Opens Doors Foundation. I spent the day connecting with industry players at TPC Stonebrae, where the lush golf course rolled into breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay.
On Monday, the Mortgage Bankers Association announced Deborah Dubois has been named president of its Opens Doors Foundation. Dubois will serve as the chief executive of the foundation and be responsible for spearheading the development and execution of a long-term strategic plan, growing the foundation’s donor base and overseeing the organization’s day-to-day activities, MBA said.
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that its Opens Doors Foundation raised a record $1.8 million in 2017, furthering the organization’s mission to help families with housing costs while faced with the challenge of caring for a critically ill or injured child receiving medical treatment.
Because it's stressful enough to have a child critically ill in the hospital, radius financial group is supporting the MBA Opens Doors foundation to help parents with mortgage payments while caring for their children.
Eight years after we began recognizing women for their influential work in the expanding housing and mortgage finance ecosystem, a traditionally male-dominated field, our Women of Influence list is bigger and better than ever! This year, we honor 85 women who are making lasting achievements in each sector of the housing economy. Read on to learn more about these accomplished women and the strides they are making in their industry segments.
The financial world at large is experimenting with changing its workforce culture in ways not fathomable 10 years ago. For example, in 2011, the dress code for female workers at UBS came to light with unflattering results. In it, the Swiss bank instructed female employees on not just how to dress and how to smell, but also preached the importance for ladies to apply lotion after taking showers. Fast forward to today and fellow Swiss bank, Credit Suisse has now created an official role to boost equal opportunities and create a fair treatment environment. Has the American mortgage industry made similar progress?
The conversation around student loan debt and its economic impact on Millennials, those born from 1980 to 1998, has some questioning whether the future of the American Dream is in jeopardy. The nation’s student loan debt has soared to $1.4 trillion, surpassing credit cards in becoming the largest source of personal debt outside a mortgage.