MBA Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Awards Deadline July 19

MBA Staff

July 18, 2019


DIAwardsThe Mortgage Bankers Association is accepting applications and nominations for its annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Awards. Application deadline is Friday, July 19.

The MBA Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Awards celebrate and recognize MBA member companies for their work and dedication in supporting a key industry initiative--diversity and inclusion, as it pertains to hiring, lending and outreach.

MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Awards:

--Recognize MBA member companies that have developed innovative ways to foster diversity and inclusion in the industry
--Highlight leaders in the area of industry diversity and inclusion
--Inspire business strategies that reach out to diverse populations
--Raise awareness about the importance of being a diverse and inclusive industry
--Share industry best practices and successes to inspire new strategies that reach out to diverse communities

2019 award recipients will be recognized at the MBA Annual Convention & Expo 2019, taking place October 27-30 in Austin, Texas. Additionally, winners will be featured in a story in MBA NewsLink.

Award Categories
Market Outreach Strategies
Applications are open to all MBA residential members regardless of business model or membership category. This award recognizes company initiatives that are specifically developed and designed to increase outreach, marketing and/or products to attract customers from the industry's fastest growing market segments. Efforts can be focused on direct outreach to consumers, or can include initiatives that help achieve these goals through business-to-business initiatives or technology innovations.

Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
Applications are open to all MBA residential members regardless of business model or membership category. This award recognizes company initiatives that are specifically developed and designed to increase diversity and inclusion within the leadership and employee base of member companies, thereby leading to a mortgage banking industry that may better reflect and better understand its customers. The award will recognize continued commitment to, and advancement of diversity and inclusion through successful programs and initiatives that have achieved specific results. Examples of programs include recruitment and retention programs, mentorship programs, internal diversity and inclusion training, and supplier diversity programs.

Each category will have two awardees: Larger organizations (greater than 1,000 employees); and smaller organizations (Fewer than 1,000 employees).

Definition of Diversity
MBA defines diverse individuals and groups that meet the following criteria:

--Non-white, biracial, white Hispanic
--Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender
--Female

To apply for an MBA Residential Diversity and Inclusion Leadership award, click https://www.mba.org/news-research-and-resources/diversity-and-inclusion/dandi-leadership-awards/mba-diversity-and-inclusion-residential-leadership-awards/mba-diversity-and-inclusion-leadership-award-form.

To nominate an MBA member for an MBA Residential Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award, click https://www.mba.org/news-research-and-resources/diversity-and-inclusion/dandi-leadership-awards/mba-diversity-and-inclusion-residential-leadership-awards/mba-diversity-and-inclusion-residential-leadership-awards-nomination-form.

For more information, click https://www.mba.org/news-research-and-resources/diversity-and-inclusion/dandi-leadership-awards/mba-diversity-and-inclusion-residential-leadership-awards?utm_source=Newslink&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=Diversity%20Awards##SubscriberID####RND##&PageID=24837.

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