Friday, July 21, 2017

Devoted to Diversity - THE M REPORT

by Brian A. Lee
Originally published: July 20, 2017

It’s hard to be what you can’t see,” a Harvard Business School student told NPR recently during a class on African-American business leaders and entrepreneurship. With workplace diversity, seeing is indeed believing, but perhaps true success regarding inclusive mortgage business practices will come when believing is seeing.

“We’re starting to understand that we need to match the diversity within our industry to [better] serve the market,” said Dwight Robinson, SVP of Freddie Mac’s Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion division and its Chief Diversity Officer, who emphasizes that millennials, which last year made up the largest group of first-time homebuyers, are much more diverse than baby boomers.

“By leveraging our differences, we will best serve the needs of an increasingly diverse population,” added Stephanie Roemer, Freddie Mac Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.