The NAPMW was established 52 years ago with the purpose of providing an organization to promote women in mortgage lending professions. Recently, the annual educational meeting was held in Las Vegas. Vicky Thompson, VMG CEO and a member of the NAPMW since 1995, attended the event.
The association had a number of motivational and educational speakers. To highlight just a few of the speakers, Amy Tierce, Regional Vice President of Wintrust Mortgage, spoke about women leaning in, referencing the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. She was an interesting and dynamic speaker. Vicky Thompson stated, “Hearing Amy speak was timely for me as I was reading the book on the plane to Vegas”.
Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist with Stifle, Nicolaus & Company, spoke on economic trends, the world economy, financial markets and fiscal policies. There was an industry panel session with speakers from HUD/FHA, Fannie Mae and the CFPB.
The author of Shaky Ground: The Strange Sage of the U.S. Mortgage Giants, Bethany McLean, spoke about details of the mortgage melt down and her perspective about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
The closing speaker was Jackie Joyner-Kersee who was named by Sports Illustrated as the Top Female Athlete of the 20th Century. She holds 3 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal and 2 Bronze Medals. She spoke about her life, her challenges and her commitment to wanting to be the best and not settling for second best.
Vicky Thompson added, “NAPMW has been an educational resource to me for over 20 years. I have also developed lifelong friendships and clients through my involvement with the organization.”
NAPMW did a good job of providing timely and interesting topics to the 200 plus women and men in attendance. Information about the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women can be obtained at their website www.napmw.org.
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