Diversity and Inclusion Resource Center
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"Diversity and Inclusion give way to two other words, 'deliberate and intentional.' Diversity isn't accidental and being inclusive should be purposeful. It's something you focus on. Now, first of all, it's the right thing to do - there's no question about that. But beyond the right thing to do, it's good for business. And it's good for homeownership." - Christopher M. George, 2018 MBA Chairman-Elect and Diversity Committee Chairman Founder, President and CEO, CMG Financial
Welcome to our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Resource Center. This is your source for all things related to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the real estate finance industry. Explore the resources below to learn how to initiate, enhance or promote your organization's D&I related efforts.
How Do I D&I?: Practical Answers for Your Company
Check out our top ten recurring D&I program themes. These are themes that emerge time and again in successful companies' D&I programs, and are seriously worth considering. Most of these tactics require little in the way of money, but can improve the diversity of your workforce and borrowers.
Upcoming Events - D&I at MBA and Related Events
Looking for D&I content? Check out MBA's educational and inspirational programs.
- September 26, 2018 - D&I: Homeownership Trends Among Asian American Communities
- November 27-28, 2018 - Summit on Diversity and Inclusion
About the Initiative
MBA fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion within the real estate finance industry. Together with our members, we exchange information on best practices, tackle issues and potential barriers, and create networking opportunities that advance overall diversity and inclusion within the industry.
Jul 24, 2018 - MBA Education Path to Diversity Scholar Profile: James McGee
Jun 19, 2018 - MBA Announces Path to Diversity Scholarship Winners
Mar 13, 2018 - MBA D&I Interview: Virginia Essandoh of Ballard Spahr LLP
Mar 6, 2018 - MBA Honors JLL for Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Oct 23, 2017 - MBA's D&I Awards Winners: Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk
D&I Recorded Webinars
August 1, 2018 - D&I: Organizational ROI - Part III
July 31, 2018 - D&I: Top 5 Strategies to Reach the Latino Mega Market III
July 23, 2018 - D&I: Top 5 Strategies to Reach the Latino Mega Market II
July 16, 2018 - D&I: Top 5 Strategies to Reach the Latino Mega Market I
June 19, 2018 - D&I: Organizational ROI - Part II
June 13, 2018 - D&I (Organizational): Learn from the Leaders - Part III
June 7, 2018 - D&I (Market Outreach): Learn from the Leaders
May 22, 2018 - D&I: Organizational ROI - Part I
May 16, 2018 - D&I (Organizational): Part II - Learn from the Leaders
May 10, 2018 - D&I (Organizational): Part I - Learn from the Leaders
- Find a Minority-Owned Company (follow this link and use the "Minority Ownership" filter to search)
- D&I Self-Assessment
- Section 342 Resource Guide
- MBA's Fact Sheet on Federal Inter-Agency Standards for Diversity and Inclusion