Overcoming “imposter syndrome” with Marcia Davies

Our newest guest on the Girlfunds podcast will be a familiar name to folks in the mortgage and real estate industry. We’re excited to welcome Marcia Davies, the chief operating officer for the Mortgage Bankers Association and a winner of the HousingWire Woman of Influence award to the podcast. Over the last couple of episodes, we’ve focused a lot more on leadership and what women can do to better support other women. 

Davies continues this conversation, sharing her own journey in dealing with “imposter syndrome.” From actionable tips for women just starting their career to how to negotiate a higher salary, we cover it all in today’s episode of Girlfunds.  

For some background on Davies, she previously worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as senior advisor to the assistant secretary for housing and federal housing commissioner, and before joining HUD, she spent 21 years at Freddie Mac. She is also the founder of mPower – MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach – MBA’s networking platform for women in the real estate finance industry. 

Here’s one Girlfunds takeaway tip from Marcia Davies:

The best advice I can give is, do not be afraid to take some risks. And I’m not saying you have to take big risks. But start getting comfortable with putting yourself out there and taking risks and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Join the two best friends who met as financial journalists at HousingWire, Brena Nath, a twenty-something first-time homebuyer with her husband and pups, and Sarah Wheeler, an empty nester on her third home, every week for our girls night focused on everything from affording your best friend’s wedding to how to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. Each week, Girlfunds will have a special guest join us as we intertwine finance and friendship. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have your finances all together to join our girls nights. We’re all in this together to learn – women supporting women – and in the words of our producer, so we can all be #confidentqueens.

Girlfunds

They say money talks, so why can’t we? This is Girlfunds, a show where we give you our two cents on money. We love to talk with our girlfriends about everything — except our finances. We’re here to bring money back into the conversation with our sisters — and that includes you. Join the two best friends who met as financial journalists at HousingWire, Brena Nath, a twenty-something forever renter with her husband and pup, and Sarah Wheeler, an empty nester on her third home, every week for our girls night focused on everything from affording your best friend’s wedding to how to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. Each week, Girlfunds will have a special guest join us as we intertwine finance and friendship. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have your finances all together to join our girls nights. We’re all in this together to learn - women supporting women - and in the words of our producer, so we can all be #confidentqueens.

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