"Building a culture of inclusion leads to broader ideas
and greater success in our companies,"
Rodrigo López, CMB, 2017 MBA Chairman.
“This is about math. Two-thirds of all new household formations
over the next decade will be minority, rental and owned, a mirror
opposite to the pre-recession decade,”
David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.
These participants know that if you
are not leaning in strong on diversity
and inclusion in this industry, then you
are not maximizing your company’s
potential, and you are potentially limiting your company’s future growth. In
fact, if you are not specifically developing your strategic plan right now to
expand your lending and your workforce to a diverse population, then
you are setting yourself up to forgo
lending opportunities in the fastest
growing market segments and to pass
up the most talented workforce.
TOP FOUR REASONS TO
ATTEND THE SUMMIT
The business case for diversity
and inclusion is clearer than ever,
so this year the Summit will focus
on how to develop the programs,
products, and culture to execute
an effective diversity and inclusion
program. Spoiler Alert: They all impact
your bottom line.
1. Companies with comprehen-
sive outreach strategies to di-
verse markets have a competitive
advantage. It is well known by now,
but bears repeating: focusing on di-
versity and inclusion is not just about
good ethics or even compliance, but
increasingly about maintaining a com-
petitive edge. As demographic trends
continue to alter the makeup of our
country, companies who don’t take
this reality seriously—or worse, stick
their heads in the sand in denial—will
lose market share to those who do.
As the Millennial Generation sheds its
student debt, this group will emerge
as the largest and most diverse
market in the country. About 44% of
Millennials are non-white, and they