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Arrive early and attend MBA's Mergers & Acquisition Workshop on January 28, 2019. This is a pre-conference event offered exclusively to IMB Conference attendees. View the workshop agenda and register here.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • mPower Lunch: "Entrepreneuring" Your Life: Unleashing the Start-up Mentality at Work and at Home

    Location: Seacliff B,
    Bay Level


    Jane Hyo-Sung Park, Former Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Julep Beauty

    Marcia M. Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    Jane Hyo-Sung Park will share her key lessons learned from personal history of being an immigrant child who couldn't speak English through to building Julep, a multi-million dollar, venture-backed omni-channel beauty brand. Core startup concepts such as "AB testing," "minimally viable product," and transforming failures into lessons can help every woman achieve more sanity and success.


    Jane Hyo-Sung Park, Former Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Julep Beauty

    Jane Park is the CEO and Founder of Julep Beauty, an omnichannel beauty brand distributed nationally at Ulta stores as well as on QVC and Nordstrom. A disruptor in the beauty space, Julep innovates rapidly by co-creating with its customers through social media and personalizing offerings to each subscriber. Ms. Park is a nationally recognized expert in ecommerce, consumer retail, and branding. Prior to founding Julep, Ms. Park was an executive at Starbucks in the New Ventures division, and worked at the Boston Consulting Group in the Retail and Consumer Goods practice group and the CEO Forum for Education and Technology with luminaires such as Steve Jobs (CEO Apple) and Eckhard Pfeiffer (CEO Compaq). The daughter of an orphan refugee from North Korea, Ms. Park inspires women with her personal narrative of growing from a timid, non-English speaking kindergartner in a new land to one of the few women entrepreneurs to raise over $50MM in venture capital financing from Silicon Valley.

    Marcia M. Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marcia M. Davies is Chief Operating Officer for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). As COO, Marcia is responsible for ensuring cross-organizational alignment and facilitating the implementation of strategic initiatives, as well as maintaining oversight of key organizational priorities. She is also the lead strategist for MBA's external activities, providing leadership, guidance and overall management to the public affairs and marketing divisions. In addition, Marcia provides strategic direction and management of MBA's Conferences, Membership, Education, Information Technology and Office Services divisions. She also provides management oversight to and is a Board member of MBA's Opens Doors Foundation. Previously, Marcia worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. She directed HUD's industry relations program to strengthen relationships, garner support, streamline communications and resolve policy and regulatory issues. Before joining HUD, Marcia spent 21 years at Freddie Mac, where she held a variety of officer positions in communications, customer outreach, marketing, servicer relations and policy. Marcia is 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. She is a member of the NAWRB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC). Marcia is also a member of Women in Housing Finance and the International Women's Leadership Association. In 2015, she was honored by HousingWire as one of its 2015 Women of Influence.