Mortgage Connects Diversity episodes

How mortgage pros approach their work through the lens of diversity

We pull back the curtain to reveal how top mortgage professionals actively champion and strive for diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and communities.

Listen to episodes

 Date  Episode

Bridging cultures and building trust with Hispanic homebuyers - Ep. 32 with Daniel Gomez, DHI Mortgage Branch Manager (21:44)

In recognition and honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, MGIC’s Mortgage Connects podcast host Concepcion Guerrero interviews Daniel Gomez...


PAL Kaua’i Founder Jim Edmonds on affordable housing and financial services in Hawai’i - Ep. 30 with Jim Edmonds, PAL Kaua’i Executive Director and Founder (52:22) 

We interview Jim Edmonds, PAL Kaua’i executive director and founder, in honor of AAPI Heritage Month...


Connecting, leading and growing a diverse future for the mortgage industry - Ep. 29 with Jade Winfrey, NAMMBA Director of Corporate Solutions (15:16)

NAMMBA is dedicated to the enrichment and betterment of women and minorities who work in the real estate industry... 


Building confidence and knowledge to prep future homebuyers for success - Ep. 26 with Trena Bond, Housing Resources, Inc.'s Executive Director

In honor of International Women’s Day, we interviewed Executive Director Trena Bond of Housing Resources, Inc...


Cultural nuance and how to speak the same language as Asian American borrowers - Ep. 21 with Karen Chui, Builder Development Manager at New American Funding (19:12)

We interview top mortgage originator Karen Chiu to learn from her experience and gain insight...


“We are more alike than we are different”: Creating an inclusive workplace - Ep. 20 with Amber Lawrence, Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Mortgage Bankers Association (19:00)

A conversation with Amber Lawrence, who develops organizational-wide diversity and inclusion framework goals and equitable practices for the MBA...

 02/15/2022 Education is key to boosting Black homeownership rates in America today - Ep. 17 with Lenny McNeill, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage Executive Vice President (42:16)

Lenny McNeill addresses housing, sustainability and affordability issues on a national level...

How you can help the Hispanic demographic prep for homeownership - Ep. 12 with Maria Vergara, Director of Community Lending at Fannie Mae (28:22)

We chat with Maria Vergara, Director of Community Lending at Fannie Mae. She uncovers why you should be paying attention to... 


How lenders can support multicultural growth and incorporate diversity in the workplace - Ep. 11 with Edgar Hernandez, Senior Manager in the Multicultural Center of Expertise (MCOE), CUNA Mutual Group (27:34)

We chat with Edgar Hernandez about how to simplify and create trust with consumers by being transparent, especially in...


Deconstructing the economic and social challenges facing the post-pandemic mortgage industry - Ep. 8 with Danny Gardner, Freddie Mac’s Senior Vice President of Client and Community Engagement Single-Family Division (27:02)

Get an insider’s scoop on the distinctive economic and social circumstances and challenges facing today’s...


Diversity and Inclusion: Connecting with the Asian American Demographic - Ep. 3 with Sean Phalon, Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) National Mortgage Committee Chair (18:44)

To honor and celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we interviewed Sean Phalon...

The opinions and insights expressed in this Q&A are solely those of its interviewee and do not necessarily represent the views of either Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation or any of its parent, affiliates, or subsidiaries (collectively, “MGIC”). Neither MGIC nor any of its officers, directors, employees or agents makes any representations or warranties of any kind regarding the soundness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of any opinion, insight, recommendation, data, or other information contained in this blog, or its suitability for any intended purpose.

Subscribe to our blog: The latest from MGIC Connects, straight to your inbox!

Sign up to receive regular content from MGIC Connects, our mortgage industry blog and home of MGIC's Mortgage Connects podcast. Our experts share their insights beyond private MI to help readers learn about mortgage finance, housing trends, mortgage education initiatives, real estate news, social media and more.
Featured webinar – register now
Rethink your approach to social media! Coach Kyle Draper has 5 strategies for changing the way you use social media – register now to save your seat.

Register now

We use cookies to enhance your website experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. View privacy policy