• Second, mortgage industry players will use Mortgage WOMEN Magazine’s stats to up
their game to recruit and retain the best in the workforce. Each survey participant will be
able to view and compare how the company stands among those that apply.
• Last, and consistent with Mortgage WOMEN Magazine’s mission, we will raise the awareness of the issues professional mortgage women face in the workplace, help enlighten the
industry on the best of practices, and encourage implementation of programs to address
issues and raise workplace productivity and satisfaction. By asking companies to track
employee usage of programs, we will focus attention on achieving measurable results.
For the 2015 survey, every participating company will receive a consummate report of the
results and how they compared to all other applicants. The Best Companies for Professional
Mortgage Women are featured in this issue of Mortgage WOMEN Magazine.
Although the NMLS Mortgage Industry Report 2016Q2 Update, reflects 1,409 approved
Mortgage Company Licenses, the 2015 survey features the 29 companies that completed the
initial and qualifying application questionnaires. To obtain the results, we weighted the responses
from the questionnaires and measured them consistently across all applications before totaling
the final values. We received 125 initial questionnaires from interested companies and provided
the qualifying questionnaires to each; however, we received just 30 of the completed qualifying
Our goal was to find the Best 50 companies for mortgage women to work; however, only 29
completed the full questionnaire. We look forward to our second annual survey, which will survey 2016 results, will compare 2016 results against 2015 results, and will begin to show changes
in industry patterns. Because this is our first annual survey, we look forward to be able to show
you the Best 50 Companies for Mortgage Women to Work in 2016.
WOMEN IN THE CORPORATE AMERICA
In the November/December 2015 issue of Mortgage WOMEN Magazine, we looked at the
state of women in corporate America in our story, “Women in the Workplace.” The story high-
lighted, in part, a LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company study about the state of women in Cor-
porate America. What the study found was that “Corporate America is not on a path to gender
equality.” According to that study, three factors stand out:
• Women are still underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline due to a num-
ber of factors.
• Female leadership is imperative for organizations that want to perform at the highest
levels. But, based on the currently slow rate of progress, it will take 25 years to reach
gender parity at the senior-VP level and more than 100 years in the C-Suite.
• While CEO commitment to gender diversity is high, organizations need to make a significant and sustained investment to change company practices and culture so women can
achieve their full potential.