Webinar Archive


Leading Beyond a Crisis: Driving Sustainable Homeownership in Diverse Communities

Market crises—such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, or the Great Recession—can impact minority borrowers disproportionately. This webinar outlines the steps mortgage professionals can take to build a more sustainable, equitable, and diverse housing ecosystem.

Meet the Panel:
Joe Velazquez, SVP, Neighborhood Lending, Bank of America (Moderator)
Dionne Cuello, VP, Diverse Market Segments, Citi
Suzy Lindblom, COO, Planet Home Lending, LLC
Alanna McCargo, VP, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
Lenny McNeill, EVP, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

Creating a Force for Housing

With the mission of fostering a more diverse and inclusive workforce in the housing industry, Fannie Mae’s Future Housing Leaders connects college students with diverse backgrounds to opportunities for paid internships and entry-level jobs offered by top employers in the housing industry.

Presented By:

Marcus Cole, Director, Future Housing Leaders Program Office of Minority Women and Inclusion (OMWI), Fannie Mae.



An Industry Standard: Tracking and Reporting Vendor Diversity

 
Having a diverse vendor network provides business advantages by enhancing value, fostering competition, and aligning more closely with your customers. But how should you calculate diversity and what specific considerations for the mortgage industry affect the equation? Supply Chain experts from American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) members Altisource and Fannie Mae present an AMDC endorsed methodology which can serve as a starting point for enhancing your vendor network.

Presented By:

Francisco Reyes, Director, Vendor Oversight, Altisource

Michael Ruiz, Director, Supplier Diversity, Fannie Mae


Best Practices for Creating Diversity Initiatives in Your Company

Employers use diversity and inclusion initiatives to increase the overall bottom line with a more diverse workforce. Learn what it takes to get started or improve your program.

Presented By:

Tami Rund, AssetVal
Monica Peltz, First American Title Insurance
Brian Daily, First Allegiance
Mary Mbiya, Flagstar Bank
Katie Van Hook, Continental Real Estate Services


Issues in African American Homeownership

2019 represents 400 years of African American history in the United States of America. To commemorate this milestone, the 115th Congress passed House Resolution 1242, directing that the nation celebrating African American history all year. This January webinar will offer insight on the current state of housing for African Americans and offer insight into how much progress is yet to be made in achieving equal housing opportunity for all.

Presented By:

Charmaine Brown, Director, External Outreach and Engagement, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Fannie Mae


Women-Owned Small Business: Navigating Certification

Qualifying as a certified women-owned small business (WOSB) presents opportunities for organizations led by female entrepreneurs to grow. Register today for this informative webinar focused on topics that prepare your business to become certified and win new business.

Presented By:

Heather Beers Burt – Beers Housing
Lori Eshoo – National Tax Search
Josephine M. Hamel – Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar
Michelle A. Mierzwa – Wright Finlay & Zak


Diversity and the Business Supply Chain

This webinar discusses how organizations benefit from engaging in a diverse supply-chain, the methods and best practices for increasing diversity in your own supply chain, and the variety of certifications available for minority-owned businesses to identify themselves.

Presented By:

Edmond Buckley, Aspen Grove Solutions
Francisco Reyes, Altisource
Clint Welser, Laudan Properties
Kirk Willison, Altisource


The Do’s & Don’ts of Diverse Hiring in the Workplace

Federal court employment discrimination lawsuits are at an all-time high, are expensive and can affect a company’s reputation and cause irreparable harm to the company. Attend this webinar to learn best practices for success in ensuring that your organizations hiring practices encourage diversity and protect the bottom line.

Presented By: Randy Miller, Randal S. Miller & Associates


Understanding the Effects of Implicit Bias

All leaders have biases which if left unrecognized and unchecked, have the potential to affect the decision-making process. Hear an overview of how to recognize bias and work to overcome its effect on the industry.

Presented By: Charmaine Brown, Fannie Mae


Making the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

Presented By:

Tami Rund, AssetVal
Brian Dailey, First Allegiance
Katie Van Hook, Continental Real Estate Services
Monika Peltz, First American
Randy Perry, AssetVal