DEI Compass

Discover more about the DEI Compass webinar series and join us as we navigate the journey of diversity, equity and inclusion together.

The path to belonging begins with each of us

What is DEI Compass?

DEI Compass is a series of webinars and resources that demonstrates our commitment to working together to cultivate a sense of belonging for everyone. We hope it’s helpful for you and your company's DEI journey. Because none of us should walk alone.

Check out our upcoming and previous webinars

Why is MGIC involved in DEI?

Like many companies in the mortgage industry, we are on an intentional journey of diversity, equity and inclusion. We want to foster an inclusive environment that embraces diversity of thought, backgrounds, ethnicities and abilities.

We believe it leads to better outcomes. And it’s the right thing to do.

Coming soon!

Stay tuned to see who our next special guest speaker will be.

Our previous DEI Compass sessions are available as recorded webinars below.

In case you missed it

The Freshest Insights on Latino Homebuyers – Straight from the Source

Jaimie Smeraski

Presenter: Jaimie Smeraski, Policy, Learning & Research Director, NAHREP

While every ethnic and racial group struggled in 2023 with high interest rates and tight inventory, Hispanics are the only demographic that significantly grew their homeownership rates. How did they do it? And how can you better address the needs of this persistent demographic?

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The Remarkable Rise of Women in the Mortgage Industry

Patty Arvielo

Presenter: Patty Arvielo, CEO, Co-founder New American Funding

Hear how Patty Arvielo, CEO of New American Funding, worked her way up from a clerical position at a credit reporting agency to become the co-founder of one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the nation.

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The Mega Demographic You Can't Afford To Ignore

Gary Acosta

Presenter: Gary Acosta, Co-founder & CEO of NAHREP

Hear Gary Acosta dive into the state of Hispanic homeownership and the opportunity NAHREP represents for those in the mortgage industry.

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Simple Ways To Implement DEI and Improve Your Business

Presenter: Beth Ridley, Ridley Consulting Group

Get actionable ideas on how to immediately apply DEI best practices in your customer meetings to improve customer satisfaction and business outcomes.

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Another Dimension of Inclusion: Seeing the World Through the Lens of Ableism

Damian Buchman

Presenter: Damian Buchman, The Ability Center

Cancer survivor Damian Buchman provides real-life examples of how you can make people with disabilities feel welcome, wanted and comfortable.

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"This session was incredibly insightful and eye-opening. I feel like I know a lot more about the subject than I did coming into the webinar. It is a valuable conversation not only for my professional career but also for everyday life."
"This was amazing, so eye opening, and I am SO happy I did this. Will definitely be putting what I learned out to my team and to use in my professional and personal life. Thank you!" 
"Was a fantastic presentation - which I am going to share with HR to encourage everyone to watch the recording!"
"This was very motivating to get out and seek more info not only for my workplace and our department but also just for myself and family. I'm excited to share what I learned and put it into practice!"
"This was really a helpful and inspiring webinar."

Resources to assist your DEI journey

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    MBA Diversity Equity & Inclusion

    Explore the MBA's resources below to initiate, enhance or promote DEI-related efforts in your organization and the real estate finance industry.

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    TruStage DEI services

    Experienced DEI advisors can help guide a plan to activate or accelerate them, tailored to specific credit union needs and resources.

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    Our Partnership with NAHREP

    NAHREP advances sustainable homeownership for Hispanics through advocacy and educational convenings of housing industry professionals.

Think you know about Hispanic homebuyers?

Hispanics are the fastest-growing homebuying demographic in America. If you aren’t marketing to them, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity that’s growing every year. MGIC provides a variety of marketing materials to help you develop your Hispanic cultural competency.

Discover more

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