MBA Presents PNC with Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

MBA NewsLink Staff

February 12, 2019

CREFDISAN DIEGO--The Mortgage Bankers Association awarded PNC Bank with the 2019 Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award.

MBA made the presentation here at its 2019 Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo.

MBA Chairman Christopher George said PNC was selected as this year's winner for significant strides in gender equality through its Men as Allies program.

"This year's award submissions from member companies were nothing short of spectacular, but PNC stood out for its purposeful efforts to ensure that men are recognizing and overcoming their own unconscious biases and actively operating as allies for women in the workplace," said George, Founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, San Ramon, Calif. "By helping male employees make a difference and realize the impact their voice has on gender inequality, the Men as Allies program is creating an equal playing field for women through increased mentorship, professional development and most notably, hiring and promoting women at all levels, including the senior level."

The award was accepted by PNC Executive Vice President Diana Reid and Tim Steward, co-head of Midland Loan Services, with PNC/Midland Loan Services Vice President Sarah Hadley. 

"PNC is pleased to be recognized for our efforts in strengthening an enterprise-wide culture of gender equality through all organizational levels and geographies," said Greg Jordan, PNC Financial Services Group general counsel and chief administrative officer, and Men as Allies executive sponsor. "Our Men as Allies program, with participants from all areas of our business and significant leadership from PNC Real Estate, underscores the importance of men advocating for women and all diverse employees. The program reinforces our commitment to creating an inclusive organization that empowers, celebrates, connects and inspires women, and we're proud that the MBA agrees that Men as Allies is a differentiator."

For more information on PNC's diversity and inclusion efforts, visit: https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/corporate-responsibility/diversity-and-inclusion.html.

Now in its third year of recognizing member companies in commercial real estate finance, the MBA Commercial/Multifamily Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award celebrates company initiatives specifically developed and designed to increase internal diversity and inclusion within a company's leadership and employee base. This award commends the hard work, dedication and creativity in creation of exemplary programs that focus on achieving organizational diversity and inclusion.

Company initiatives were scored by a group of judges consisting of MBA staff and a member company. The companies were scored based on: the quality of their overall submission; identification of a target audience and annual goals; demonstration of a tangible benefit to participants and the overall enterprise; replicability of the program; innovative program approaches; and program success in broadening the culture of the organization through the values of diversity and inclusion.

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The MBA Diversity and Inclusion Committee was formed in 2013 to provide leadership and guidance to help the real estate finance industry gain a competitive advantage by increasing diversity in leadership, workforce and suppliers.

MBA encourages its members to support these efforts and to recognize the competitive advantages of embracing a diverse and inclusive workforce and marketplace. For more information about the MBA Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, click https://www.mba.org/who-we-are/mbas-diversity-and-inclusion-initiative/about-mbas-diversity-and-inclusion-initiative.

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