2017 NAWRB Conference Agenda

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July 17, 2017 Dear Friends: On behalf of California’s 34th Senate District and as a member of the California Women’s Legislative Caucus, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses’ 4th Annual Nexus Conference and Roaring Thirty Awards Gala. Since 2010, the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) has served as a unified voice and advocate for women in the real estate industry. In this endeavor, NAWRB has encouraged the entrepreneurial success of women by providing its members with tools and opportunities for economic growth, while simultaneously promoting women-owned businesses. The emergence of women focused associations like NAWRB, not only reminds us of the prominent and growing role of women in all business sectors but further invites us to celebrate the achievements of successful women. Through your involvement with NAWRB, you are not only strengthening your professional network, but are also advocating for and showcasing the great accomplishments of women in the real estate industry, and for this you should feel very proud. In the spirit of gratitude, I would like to take this opportunity to thank NAWRB leadership, members and supporters for working diligently to make this event a success and for furthering NAWRB’s mission. I would also like to congratulate tonight’s awardees for their success and inspiration. Thanks to them and to you, women in the real estate industry can continue to prosper and contribute to the economy. On behalf of California’s 34th Senate District, thank you for being here and I offer you best wishes for a successful event. Sincerely,

JANET NGUYEN State Senator, Thirty-Fourth District California State Legislature

Thank you to our Strategic Partners Premier


Women’s Collaboration for the Future


Dates: July 16th-19th, 2017 Location: Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, CA NAWRB’s Annual Conference brings together the most

dynamic women and women-owned business leaders in

the housing ecosystem and connects millions of dollars in

procurement and vendor relationships. We give you unique

& Conference Sponsors Bronze Sponsor

opportunities with results, not lip service.

As a non-partisan women’s organization supporting housing

ecosystem professionals and homeownership for generational growth, NAWRB navigates the maze for success.

Session Sponsor

“Women are born multitaskers, and with each generation—

augmented by our own desire to compete harder and faster— more and more is put on our plate. Women’s habit to burn the candles at both ends has had direct consequences, notably in the fact that heart attacks are the leading cause of death

among women. By laser focusing our efforts, sharing our plat-

forms and especially by helping one another, we can advance women’s diversity and inclusion and lighten the weight on our shoulders by working smarter.” – Desiree Patno

Gala Opal Sponsor

Media Sponsor

for making this event possible!

Letter from the CEO & President Hello and welcome to the 4th Annual NAWRB Nexus Conference: Women’s Collaboration for the Future! We are honored you are joining us as we work to help advance diversity and inclusion (D&I), level the playing field for women-owned businesses, increase women’s homeownership and raise awareness of women’s poverty in the housing ecosystem. The past year has been filled with exciting developments and achievements for NAWRB as we opened our D.C. office with Silvia N. Rathell leading our team in the role of Washington, D.C. Government Relations Chairwoman and NAWRB Magazine won our third consecutive 2017 APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Today we bring you the powerful inaugural 2017 NAWRB Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report with over 30 resources after several months of preparation to produce the source for Women Entrepreneurs, Women’s Homeownership and Women’s Poverty. We also have the distinct honor, from our NAWRB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Member Melanie Gass, to present the new Microsoft Office 365 Business: Special Training Guide for Real Estate Professionals under the NAWRB platform. Find out where women stand in the housing ecosystem and kick your productivity into high gear with Microsoft’s new guide.

NAWRB connects experts and consumers, delivering true value for women’s upward mobility. From contracting opportunities to an insider’s look at women’s homeownership, our panelists provide actionable solutions with specialized forecasts, not lip service. Our screening of the award-winning short film “Zoo (Volkerschau)” folds aspects of D&I, such as sacrifices and commitment, to shine a light on the importance of history in mapping the future. I was also honored and humbled this year to be recognized as the highest-ranking woman and 4th overall Top Real Estate Influencer to Follow by Entrepreneur.com. Thank you to our strategic partners and conference sponsors for making this possible. With the industry’s eyes and ears, NAWRB delivers the power to help propel women’s economic success. Let’s enjoy and connect with the world!

Desirée Patno CEO & President









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Sunday- July 16th, 2017 Training - Bristol III 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Check-In Registration

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Board and Delegate Meeting, Committee Members Only - Bristol I

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Workshop: How to Get and Retain Corporate Business

Facilitator: Cheryl Travis-Johnson, COO,

10:00 AM- 4:00 PM Booth Setup, Bristol Terrace Patio

VRM Mortgage Services

Sponsor: VRM Mortgage Services

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Workshop: Investment Opportuni-

ties, Access to Capital Facilitator: Robert Fragoso, Realtor, CEO, Investor

VRM just renewed their VA Servicing Contract for an unprecedented 10 years. Learn what it takes to capture and keep

Sponsor: Chrimata, Inc.

corporate business. Matchmaking will be included during

It is because of his love of the industry that Robert is now

this time.

partnering with agents who desire to flip properties and other flip investors to capture more of the opportunities they come across. With experience in construction, syndicating apart-

ment buildings, business development, networking, fixing and flipping homes, purchasing at trustee sales and spending 17

years of his career helping to build Anchor Loans as the lead originator for the company, Robert has been involved with

over 10,000 flip transactions and helped hundreds of inves-

tors expand their business and increase their yields through

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2:48 PM

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM Break 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Workshop: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Training Facilitator: Victor Christiansen, Chief of Minority and Woman Business and Diversity Inclu-

sion Branch of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, FDIC

Sponsor: NAWRB

Doing Business with the FDIC will help attendees understand

Monday- July 17th, 2017

the FDIC’s practices for procuring goods and services and

Townhall - Catalina I Exhibit Hall & Meals - Catalina II

discuss strategies to maximize your business. The FDIC

awarded $508.8 million in contracts in 2016, of which $47.4

million went to women-owned businesses (WOB) and $93.9 to minority women-owned businesses (MWOB)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration and Exhibit Hall Open 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Workshop: REO Forum Facilitator: Jennifer Meagher, REO Senior Director – HomeSteps®, Freddie Mac Sponsor: Desiree Patno

REO forum on developing and maintaining good relationships with corporate sellers in a declining REO market.

Among her topics, Jennifer will address current management teams, outreach, strategies and internal changes. Matchmaking on Tuesday.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Meeting (Members Only)

C-suite and Sr. Executive Women in the Housing Ecosystem

bringing women to the forefront with accountability and results - Strategic Planning/Updates, Bristol I

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Opening Remarks - Desiree Patno, CEO & President

8:40 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tanya

Wattenburg Komas, Ph.D. Founding Director and CEO, Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI) Sponsor: NAWRB

Dr. Tanya Komas delivers a highly motivational presentation of her Institute’s work to train and inspire active duty military service members for civilian careers in concrete, construction, and infrastructure while repairing landmark structures

through CPI’s Field School programs at Alcatraz Island and

Pearl Harbor. She is a former university professor who led her program in a groundbreaking industry partnership, and was

honored as one of the five most influential people in the concrete industry by Concrete Construction Magazine in 2013.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Conference Kick-off Party

Sponsor: NAWRB

Laugh. Mingle. Wine. Dine. Don’t forget your business cards for networking with the Exhibitors. Bristol III & Bristol Terrace Patio

7:00 PM - 8:20 PM: Minimal Dollars, Maximum Dazzle!

Learn the secrets of buying top designers for pennies on the dollar with Desiree Patno’s 50 years of expertise! Sponsor: Desiree Patno Vans leave at 7:10 PM

Know the inside secrets of shopping for success and experience it in action as we hit the largest Nordstrom Outlet in the nation.

Dr. Lomas has provided research and projects with NASA for Co2 reduction and durable cement development, concrete

repair technology, pavement durability with Caltrans, and has appeared on the History, Discovery, and American Heroes channel TV shows as a technical expert.

9:30 AM- 10:50 AM New updates from the Office(s) of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) and GSEs.

Moderator: Desiree Patno, CEO & President, NAW-

RB with guests Sharron P.A. Levine, Director, OMWI, FHFA; Victor Christiansen, Chief of Minority and

Woman Business and Diversity Inclusion Branch, OMWI, FDIC; Stuart Ishimaru, Director, OMWI,

CFPB, Tomaneci A. Waller-Day, Supplier Diversity Director, Freddie Mac Sponsor: NAWRB

With the new administration, are there changes to the regulations? How do we drive more engagement and results in

practice and responses to RFI, RFC and RFPs? What are the current keys to the OMWI processes? How does the OMWI affect the professional and consumer? The GSEs weigh in.

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10:50 AM - 11:15 AM Microsoft Office 365 Business: Spe-

cial Training Guide for Real Estate Professionals launched at NAWRB’s Conference Presenter - Melanie Gass, Sr. Partner Channel Marketing Manager, SMB&D, USSMB Business Development, Microsoft

Sponsor: Microsoft

Your role as a real-estate professional is simple: Turn your client’s dreams into a reality. Of course, accomplishing that task

is a whole lot more complicated. The first tool you need in your arsenal is a mobile operations center, a laptop or tablet that

lets you stay on top of email messages, access a client’s wish

list from anywhere, search databases on the go for the perfect listing, or jump on a video chat for a client consultation.

A Microsoft Office 365 Business* subscription and Windows

10 will help you do all those things and more. This guide will help you kick your productivity into high gear, offering new

ways to achieve the impossible during your workday. And it’s actually pretty easy!

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Know Your Rights and Resources

Moderator: Desiree Patno with guests Sharon Asar, Deputy Ombudsman, CFPB Ombudsman’s Office;

Kinnery Patel, ESQ, Mozingo & Patel, A.P.C.; Philip

Lovas, Regional Advocate – SBA Region IX, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration Sponsors: NAWRB

From everyday transactions, consumers and business professionals are in a maze of issues. From outside of the CFPB’s

business lines, the CFPB Ombudsman’s Office ensures their independence at the CFPB for consumers and offers Alter-

native Resolution Disputes (ADR) to the Office of Advocacy, giving small firm owners and their representatives opportunities to make their voices heard about rules that affect

their interests. Annually, the Office of Advocacy helps small businesses save billions in regulatory costs.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Member Power Luncheon

Moderator: Vanessa Montanez, NDILC Co-Chair-

woman, former VP, Mortgage Business Development

Manager, East West Bank, with guests: Tami Bonnell, CEO, Exit Realty; Cheryl Travis Johnson, COO, VRM

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Rathell, CEO, Rathell Enterprises

Mortgage Services; Toni Moss, CEO, AmeriCatalyst,

Sponsor: Monda Webb

LLC; Melanie Gass, Sr. Partner Channel Marketing

Manager, SMB&D, USSMB Business Development, Microsoft; Elan Sherman, SVP, Residential Client

Out of the fire, from suffering to soaring. A photo, a brick, a

Housing Outreach Affordable Lending & Access to

forever. Learn how these women took adversity and turned it

Engagement Auction.com; Stacey Walker, Director, Credit Single Family Business, Freddie Mac; Amy

Brandt, President & Chief Operating Officer, DocuTech

Sponsor: NAWRB

Hear how these women have continued to shape the industry

sub-zero temperature night and a grate changed their lives into a purpose-driven life walk.

3:00 PM- 3:45 PM Women’s Poverty and the Housing Ecosystem

Moderator: Zeeda Daniele, Board Member, LA

Family Housing, with guests Leia Smith, Director,

as they weigh in on what has changed in the last year with

Isaiah House; Deborah Canady, Enterprise Partner-

“Women Speaking Up” both professionally and personally.

ship Manager, EarnUp; Silvia Rathell, CEO, Rathell

Last year’s session was so organic and pure, it left the at-


tendees in awe and was the icing on the cake.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Your Personal Life: Impacting Others Moderator: Monda Webb, Award-winning Short

Film Director “Zoo (Volkerschau),” with guest Silvia

Sponsor: NAWRB

“Poverty dangerously jeopardizes the lives of women and their families…” High housing costs, family and housing

instability are linked to food insecurity, depression, lack of confidence and diminished health.

Achieve more in your workday.

Download our free productivity guide for real estate professionals. http://aka.ms/NAWRBguide

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Break 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Women’s Homeownership: Fastest growing segment!

Moderator: Vanessa Montanez, former VP of East West

6:30 PM- 10:30 PM Come Celebrate our Roaring Thirty

Award Winners and network with the movers and shakers! *Additional cost $99 without membership - conference package

Sponsors: mPower, NAWRB, Desiree Patno Enterprises

Bank; Stacey Walker, Freddie Mac, Director, Housing

Come celebrate and network with our NAWRB’s Roaring Thirty

Family Business; Hyepin Im, Founder, FACE/KCCD;

women’s snapshot gallery and play for a half page NAWRB

Branch Manager, Wells Fargo; Helen O’ Sullivan, Or-

drinks, dinner and definitely a lot of dancing and networking.

Sponsor: NAWRB

an impact on your life. Men come as a legendary man who

Outreach, Affordable Lending, Access to Credit Single

Award winners as we honor their achievements, add to our

Hope Atuel, Executive Director, AREAA; Alicia Lopez,

magazine ad ($1250 value) provided by mPower. Live band,

ange County Neighborworks; Women Buyers

Gala attire: women come as a legendary woman who has made

Intense overview of how women’s homeownership is more

than a home purchase. From our women buyers, community homeownership programs and providers of community out-

reach, join in on the conversation, from the dynamics of the idea of homeownership to becoming a homeowner. What challenges and unique experiences do women encounter and how can we become an expert to better serve this emerging market?

advocated for women and has made an impact on your life.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 Townhall - Catalina I Exhibit Hall & Meals - Catalina II 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration and Exhibit Hall Open 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Keynote: Economy - The Forecast Speaker: Toni Moss, CEO, AmeriCatalyst LLC Sponsor: Ten- X

In this keynote session, AmeriCatalyst CEO Toni Moss

adapts the title of Joan Didion’s book, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” into a presentation on the current state of global economics; the wave of populist backlash against global-

ization and the current trajectory of the U.S. housing market

over the next five to 10 years. Always thought-provoking and

compelling, not to mention entertaining, Toni provides unique

Moderator: Desiree Patno, CEO & President,

NAWRB joined by guests Michelle Hollis, Director,

6th Street Consulting; Laura Hartsgrove Baker, Sales Director, Herbert H. Landy’s Insurance Agency; John Moon, District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Sponsor: Desiree Patno Enterprises, Inc. Highlighting four main pillars small business owners should utilize in securing their resources, including: cybersecurity, insurance with crime prevention and employee dishonesty riders, vetting financial institutions, and payroll alert/assistance. We also look at the Federal Reserve Bank of San

Francisco’s initiatives that address the needs of low-income

communities and individuals throughout the Fed’s nine-state western region. Facilitating financing/investing, supporting

multi-sector collaboratives, and focusing on larger systems

barriers in lower-income urban and rural markets are a particular focus of the team.

insight into current affairs and previews the unreleased content and final chapter of her iconic AMERICATALYST event this September.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Contracting Opportunities

Speakers: Michael Aguillio, California Department

of General Services (DGS), Procurement Division; 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Economic Forecasts for Women’s Homeownership & in Business

Moderator: Toni Moss, CEO, AmeriCatalyst, LLC with guest Logan Mohtashami, Senior Loan Manager, AMC Lending Group & Data Housing Analyst

Women make most of the purchasing decisions in this country. How will they be impacted by future economic projections?

Terry Rasner -Yacenda, Broker/Owner, Reno/Tahoe

Realty Group, LLC; C.P. Krishnan, President, C.A.K. International, LLC

Contracting & Relocation Opportunities, Teaming Agree-

ments, $10 billion in business opportunities looking for you!

NAWRB’s conference provides the collaboration for the broad bandwidth of industries working in the housing ecosystem

and more specifically women-owned and small businesses to team up with others already doing business with several

9:45 AM - 10:20 AM: Economic Forecasts: Women in Fi-

nance; Women in Real Estate; Women’s Homeownership

Moderator: Toni Moss, CEO, AmeriCatalyst LLC with

guests Marcia Davies, COO, MBA and Tami Bonnell, CEO, Exit Realty.

government agencies, and public and private sectors. To get a prime contract, worth millions of dollars on a national plat-

form, they need companies all over the country and beyond.

NAWRB has been listed on several proposals as the provider

of women-owned businesses. Are you registered to come and be part of the network?

Hear from industry experts on the impact of current and future conditions. How can we better equip ourselves and to serve our clients?

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Power Lunch: Women’s Trade Associations, Collaboration for the Future, Signing of MOUs with CA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Frank Montes and STEM-

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Break 10:30 AM- 11:45 AM Small Business Sustainability Care Package

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connector®/ Million Women Mentors, Lorena S. Fimbres

Moderator: Marcia Davies, COO, MBA mPower; with guests Lynn Bunim, Director, Membership & Special Products, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP);

Lorena Fimbres, VP & Chief Business Development Officer, StemConnector/Million Women Mentors;

Valerie Torelli, Torelli Realty, CEO & Board Member Women’s President Organization (WPO); Desiree Patno, Leadership Advisory Board Enterprising

Women & CEO of NAWRB, Loreen Gilbert, Presi-

dent, WealthWise Financial Services, National Board Member, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Sponsor: NAWRB

Hear from women trade associations on how we are benefiting

each other and working to be better engaged. Overlay of diver-

sity within women, and women within diversity. What is working? How can we improve the dialog and grow exponentially?

Wednesday- July 19th, 2017 Laguna Beach III Certified Delegate Spokeswoman Program *Note: Not part of the conference package – Additional cost, $199 special if purchased with conference

“As NAWRB’s advocacy propels us and the women’s

movement forward, we need leaders to help capitalize on our growth for women. Be part of the first national

movement for women’s homeownership and become an

advocate on behalf of diverse and small businesses in the housing ecosystem. Work with us to create change in the

workplace today, and help poise tomorrow’s generation of women for success.”

Increase confidence and business to be part of a non-partisan 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Break

unified women’s voice to bring your expertise to the table. Hear

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM: Small Business, Certifications, Access to

add and what they are doing in their local community.

Capital, New Programs

Participants: Sylvia Gutierrez ,Economic Develop-

ment Specialist and Women’s Business Outreach Representative, SBA; Gloria Gomez, Business

Opportunity Specialist SBA 8(a), Marlene Nantell, Director of Business Development, SCMSDC Sponsor: NAWRB

SCORE, SBDC, WBC: Structure and Growing a Business. NAICS codes - WOSB Awards

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM: Continue Matchmaking Roundtables

Sponsor: NAWRB

Meet the supplier chains and clients looking specifically for women and small business diversity to increase inclusion,

spend and prime contract opportunities. Tap into a hot market

and network with other likeminded professionals. VRM Sunday, Freddie Mac, FDIC Sunday, DGS, SBA, SCORE, NAWRB Women’s Teaming Agreements and several others

4:45 PM- 5:00 PM: Closing 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Booth Breakdown 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM NAWRB Board and Delegate Meeting

from graduate Certified Delegate Spokeswoman on their value

Only 100% passing grades will be awarded the prestige’s

award of being a vetted Certified Delegate Spokeswoman in your local community.

NAWRB 5 Initiatives:

Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Women’s Global Resource Center (WGRC) Women’s Homeownership

Small Business Sustainability Care Package

Strategic Partnerships & Mentoring Programs for Women “If we cannot thrice together, we are breaking the unity and

leaving some women behind. Whether it’s between best

friends, family, social media… it is crucial for women to express support for one another.

“Perhaps different groups can agree on an issue like eliminating the gender wage gap, but disagree on a separate women’s issue. Should they work towards the idea upon which

they see eye to eye, or allow their differences to prevent their collaboration and thus hinder the movement?” 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Registration 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Training


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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM: NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman Speakers: Roz Booker, Principal Broker/Owner, Arbrook

Realty; Vanessa Montanez, former VP, Mortgage Business

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Development Manager, East West Bank; Silvia Rathell, Rathell Enterprises

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Signing of New NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman, Photos

This. Is.

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2017 Roaring Thirty Award Winners The NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awards honor the women leaders in the housing ecosystem making a difference with a seat at the table. These are trailblazers succeeding through unprecedented obstacles and demonstrating women’s power as influencers in business. Join us as we honor these incredible women during our Roaring Thirty Awards Gala on July 17th, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA at our 4th Annual NAWRB Nexus Conference: Women’s Collaboration for the Future. Our attire theme for this year’s Roaring Thirty Awards Gala is “Who is Your Female Hero?”

The Innovator: This woman is innovating the way of conducting business and has forged her own path as an entrepreneur. The Marketer: This leading woman illustrates the power of marketing and branding in showcasing the quality of your business. The only thing more impressive than the way she advertises her business is the company itself. The Prodigy: This award goes to an upand-comer; an entrepreneur whose success is only a matter of time. Showing a way of doing business different from the established players, this woman proves that there is always room for ingenuity. The Revolutionary: This woman is a testament to women’s ability to be capable, successful leaders. Tearing down roadblocks, this awardee is changing the business world for women. The Influencer: A groundbreaker, like Coco Chanel in the world of fashion, this woman is disproving misguided stereotypes and changing the way entrepreneurial women are perceived. The Producer: If we were to describe this woman in one word, it would be persever14 - NAWRB Nexus Conference 2017

ance. No broken economy or fluctuating market can keep this woman from success; she creates growth regardless of the circumstances.

The Trailblazer: This is a woman succeeding in her competitive industry, embodying women’s power and paving the way for tomorrow’s women entrepreneurs.

The Visionary: This is a woman ahead of her time who not only solves today’s problems, but addresses the issues of tomorrow as well. She turns negatives into positives and doesn’t let the absence of a well-traveled path keep her from making her own way.

The Unsung Hero: Despite not always receiving credit or accolades, the company could not function without this woman. A behind-the-scenes professional, she is the reliable foundation on which day-to-day business operates.

The Philanthropist: This woman is dedicated to helping others, successfully balancing her professional and personal lives in order to do so. From donating her time to her hard-earned money, she defines the meaning of giving back to your community. The Mentor: Realizing the importance of leading by example, this woman provides mentorship avenues for the generations of tomorrow to follow in her confident footsteps. The Advocate: This award goes to a woman who is concerned just as much about the professional welfare of others as her own. A steadfast advocate for the rights and opportunities of female entrepreneurs, she remains a strong voice in the fight for equality.

The Veteran: This award recognizes a woman who has succeeded through the decades, masterfully adapting to the changing business world and exemplifying her role as a leader. The Team Player: From the boardroom to the front lines and everywhere in between, this woman can be relied upon to thrive and participate at all company levels. The Renaissance Woman: This award goes to a woman who enjoys multiple successful careers. Either in the same industry or separate fields, she can do it all.

The Team Player

The Unsung Hero

SVP, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy, Selene Finance

Vice President of Market Development, Sindeo

Gina Gray The Team Player Leading Lady

Zeeda Daniele

Alice Pak

The Unsung Hero Leading Lady

Ann Murad

Associate, RE/MAX Elite Associates

Senior Deputy Director of Fannie Mae

The Prodigy

Aynsley Armbrust Vice President, Stepp Commercial

The Prodigy Leading Lady

Bia Ferla

The Visionary

Marcia GriďŹƒn Founder and President, HomeFree-USA

The Visionary Leading Lady

Letitia Berbaum

LPL Financial Advisor, WealthWise Financial Services

Real Estate Partner, Keller Williams

The Philanthropist

Alicia Blackwood Sales Manager, Summit Funding

The Philanthropist Leading Lady

Alexis Johnson

The Trailblazer

Patricia Arvielo President and Co-Founder, New American Funding

The Trailblazer Leading Lady

Marty Rodriguez

Broker Associate, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez

REALTOR, Realty One Group Northwest

The Revolutionary The Advocate

Maria Zywiciel President, NAHREP Consulting Services

The Advocate Leading Lady

Sandy Flores Broker/Owner, Real Estate On Demand

Lora Helt

Vice President, Enterprise Sales and Business Development, Altisource Portfolio Solutions

The Revolutionary Leading Lady

Maria Zendejas

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The Influencer

Sandra Williams President and Co-Founder, Capital Direct Funding

The Mentor

Amy Rio

Broker/Owner, Executive Real Estate

The Influencer Leading Lady

Lani Furrows

Area Manager, Caliber Home Loans

The Mentor Leading Lady

Belen Z. Escamilla Realtor, Realty World Golden Era

The Producer

Jill Eber

Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker

The Producer Leading Lady

Josie Andrade

Realtor / Co-owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CP

The Veteran

Kimberly R. Stepp Principal, Stepp Commercial

The Veteran Leading Lady

Bobbie Holt

Broker/Owner, Sea Turtle Real Estate, LLC

The Marketer

Nikki Gro

Chief Marketing Officer, Wallick and Volk

The Marketer Leading Lady

Donna Dagley

Vice President Branch Manager, Coldwell Banker United

The Innovator

Chantay Bridges

Coach, Realtor, Speaker & Writer, Real Estate Professionals World Enterprise Marketing

The Innovator Leading Lady

Rosalind Booker

Principal Broker/Owner, Arbrook Realty

The Renaissance Woman

Gwen Muse-Evans President & CEO, GME Enterprises

The Renaissance Woman Leading Lady

Alicia Branstetter

Vice President of Marketing, Pendo

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Michael Aguillio

SB/DVBE Liaison Procurement Division – Communication and Outreach California Department of General Services (DGS)

Sharon Asar

Deputy Ombudsman CFPB Ombudsman’s Office

Hope Atuel

Executive Director, Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)

Laura Hartsgrove Baker Director of Sales The Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency, Inc.

Deborah Canady Enterprise Partnership Manager EarnUp

Sylvia Gutierrez

Zeeda M. Daniele

Ali Haralson

Chief of Minority and Woman Business and Diversity Inclusion Branch Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board Member LA Family Housing Former Fannie Mae Senior Business Manager

Marcia Davies

Chief Operating Officer Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

Lorena S. Fimbres

President & Chief Operating Officer, DocuTech

VP, Chief Business Development Officer, STEMconnector® and Million Women Mentors

Tami Bonnell

Robert Fragoso

Realtor, CEO, Investor FlipTrust

Melanie Gass

Rosalind Booker

Broker/Owner, Arbrook Realty Group, LLC.

Sr. Partner Channel Marketing Manager SMB&D USSMB Business Development Microsoft

Lynn Bunim

Loreen Gilbert

Director of Special Products Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

Business Opportunity Specialist, SBA 8(a)

Victor Christiansen

Amy Brandt

CEO EXIT Realty Corp. International

Gloria Gomez

President, WealthWise Financial Services

Economic Development Specialist and Women’s Business Outreach Representative, U.S. Small Business Administration

Executive Vice President, Client Management, Auction.com

Michelle Hollis

Director, 6th Street Consulting

Hyepin Christine Im CPA, MBA, Master of Divinity Founder & President Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE)

Stuart Ishimaru

Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Tanya Wattenburg Komas, PhD

Founding Director & CEO Concrete Preservation Institute

Ann Krishnan

Vice President and Senior Partner, CAK International, LLC

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Sharron P.A. Levine Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)

Alicia Lopez

Branch Manager, Wells Fargo

Leslie A. Lochner

Workforce Management Manager, HKP

Philip D. Lovas

Regional Advocate - SBA Region IX Office of Advocacy, U.S Small Business Administration

Jennifer Meagher

REO Senior Director – HomeSteps®, Freddie Mac

Logan Mohtashami Senior Loan Manager, AMC Lending Group Housing Data Analyst

Vanessa Montanez

NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Co-Chairwoman, NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman

John Moon

District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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Toni Moss

Leia Smith

Marlene Nantell

Valerie Torelli

Helen O’Sullivan

Cheryl TravisJohnson

CEO AmeriCatalyst, LLC

Director of Business Development, SCMSDC

President & CEO, NeighborWorks Orange County

Kinnery Patel, ESQ Principal Mozingo & Patel

Desirée Patno

CEO & President National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB)

Silvia Rathell

Washington, D.C. Government Relations Chairwoman National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB)

Terry Rasner-Yacenda Broker/Owner, Reno/Tahoe Realty Group, LLC

Elan Sherman

SVP, Residential Client Engagement, Auction.com

Director, Isaiah House Santa Ana, CA

Owner and Founder Torelli Realty

COO VRM Mortgage Services

Stacey Walker

Director, Housing Outreach Affordable Lending & Access to Credit Single Family Business Freddie Mac

Monda Raquel Webb Award-Winning Short Film Producer, Senior Business Consultant National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB)

Tomaneci A. Waller-Day

Supplier Diversity Director Freddie Mac

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