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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Women's Networking Event

    Location: Bowie ABC


    Marina Walsh, Vice President, Industry Analysis, Research and Economics, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marny Lifshen

    It is no surprise women have specific styles, priorities and experiences which affect the way we work.  Fortunately, many challenges can be successfully overcome by gaining insight and understanding into the specific and unique ways women interact, communicate and work, and by developing specific skills and strategies for adapting to these differences.  This presentation will certainly increase your productivity and efficiency, and decrease your stress and frustration.

    In her engaging, interactive & practical presentation, "Work it Out! Demystifying the Workplace Dynamic" Marny Lifshen will help attendees to:

    *Understand the different ways women build & manage relationships
    *Adjust communication style for the audience/situation
    *Find ways to connect with our male and female coworkers
    *Recognize common misperceptions and assumptions
    *Leverage innate strengths & learn from each other
    *Develop skills to manage challenging professional relationships and situations


    5:00 pm - Networking Reception 
    5:30 pm - Speaker Presentation
    6:30 pm - Meet the Speaker/Book Signing

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    Marina Walsh, Vice President, Industry Analysis, Research and Economics, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marina Walsh is vice president of industry analysis in MBA's research and economics department, specializing in industry performance benchmarking for residential lenders and servicers. She has worked in real estate finance for over 18 years. Currently, she leads the management and direction for the annual and quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Reports for Independent Mortgage Bankers, the Servicing Operations Study and Forum, the Peer Group Survey and Roundtable Program, the Mortgage Banking Compensation Survey Program and other ad hoc surveys.

    In addition, Walsh conducts workshops and roundtables on a variety of current topics critical to the mortgage industry and provides program advisory support for several conferences, particularly MBA's Accounting and Financial Management Conference and its National Servicing Conference. She is an instructor for several MBA Education webinars and courses, including the Introductory and Advanced Schools of Mortgage Servicing and the Future Leaders Program. Results of her work have been published in Mortgage Banking Magazine, National Mortgage News, American Banker, Mortgage News Daily, Inside Mortgage Finance, Servicing Management and MBA NewsLink. She represents MBA on the Mortgage Bankers Financial Reporting Form ("WebMB") committee, a consortium of representatives from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae and MBA.

    Prior to joining MBA, Walsh was a manager in Ernst and Young's Real Estate Advisory Services Group where her focus was Federal credit program design, implementation and performance measurement. She started her career in the Management Training Program, then subsequently the financial planning division, of the Port Authority of NY & NJ. She holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.

    Marny Lifshen

    Marny Lifshen is an author, speaker and marketing communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience. She works with businesses and executives to develop brand awareness and credibility with key audiences, and to establish relationships with key influencers.

    Marny is the author of the award-winning Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women. The Second Edition was released in 2015. In 2009, Marny was named a winner of the Profiles in Power and Women of Influence Awards hosted by the Austin Business Journal. She is a nationally recognized expert on strategic networking, communication and personal branding.  She is a seasoned keynote speaker and workshop leader for corporate, association and university clients across the country. 

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