2017 Summit on Diversity and Inclusion Recap
Here's what happened at our 2017 Summit...
On Monday and Tuesday, December 4-5, 2017, 300 mortgage industry professionals, including mortgage executives, D&I officers, production executives, HR managers and community lending specialists, gathered at the Capital Hilton in DC for a day and a half of inspirational speakers, thought leadership and unparalleled networking. See the Schedule link above to view the full agenda, which featured something for everyone and at all levels. Also held in conjunction with the summit on Monday were mPower and mPACT events targeted to two key segments of our workface: women and young professionals. While in town, MBA's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, which was developed in conjunction with the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and includes representatives form a cross-section of the industry, met to continue its strategic planning.
The Summit on Diversity and Inclusion is scheduled for Nov 27 - 28, 2018 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
Summit attendees gave the programming and conference high marks:
"Outstanding conference! Great speakers and good engagement."
"I found the experience very impactful and I have re-directed some of my goals for the year as a result."
"I found this summit inspiring and motivating ...I feel empowered to be a voice of change and innovation at my company."
"Very well done. We need frank conversations on the status of diversity/inclusion in the workplace- and this conference achieved that."
Marc Morial, President and CEO of NUL, spoke at lunch.
The Opening Reception featured remarks by FHFA Director Mel Watt and lively entertainment by the Howard University Jazz Ensemble.
Compelling breakout sessions gave attendees "how to" tips to take back to their office.
The packed agenda included inspiring speakers like Lissiah Taylor Hundley, VP of Workforce Diversity & Inclusion with Comcast, who spoke on Managing Unconscious Bias.
Ample networking time allowed attendees to have deep conversations and make new connections.