We are proud to introduce a new event from MBA for women: For Her, CONNECT's 2018 Summit for Women in Real Estate Finance. The Summit will bring together women within our industry to address the issues and challenges most relevant in the workplace today.

You will have time to network with peers and learn from women in mortgage finance leadership as they share career advice, inspiration and wisdom, helping you navigate your career. This is a great professional development and networking opportunity sure to leave you feeling mPowered!



Keynote Speaker
Lisa Skeete Tatum


Lisa Skeete Tatum is founder and CEO of Landit, a technology platform created to increase the success and engagement of women in the workplace, and to enable enterprises to attract, develop, and retain high-potential diverse talent. Landit provides each woman with a personalized playbook that empowers them with the tools, resources, and human connections they need to successfully navigate their career path. She is a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 4, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She has been featured in the Wall Street JournalForbesFortuneInc., BBC Business and named one of the Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016 by Inc. Landit was also named one of the Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016 by Fast Company. Tatum earned her BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. @appLandIt

Marcia Davies

Mortgage Bankers Association

Marcia Davies is Chief Operating Officer for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). 

As COO, Marcia is responsible for ensuring cross organizational alignment and facilitating the implementation of strategic initiatives, as well as maintaining oversight of key organizational priorities. She is also the lead strategist for MBA's external activities, providing leadership, guidance and overall management to the public affairs and marketing divisions. In addition, Marcia provides strategic direction and management of MBA's Conferences, Membership, Education, Information Technology and Office Services divisions. She also provides management oversight to and is a Board member of MBA's Opens Doors Foundation.   

Previously, Marcia worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. She directed HUD's industry relations program to strengthen relationships, garner support, streamline communications and resolve policy and regulatory issues. Before joining HUD, Marcia spent 21 years at Freddie Mac, where she held a variety of officer positions in communications, customer outreach, marketing, servicer relations and policy.   

Marcia leads MBA's networking platform for women in the real estate finance industry, mPower - MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach.  Marcia is a member of Women in Housing Finance and the International Women's Leadership Association.  In 2015, she was honored by HousingWire as one of its 2015 Women of Influence.  

Marcia is a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School in Montclair, N.J.  


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CONNECT thanks the following sponsors for their generous support: