NAPMW's 50th Anniversary...
I was recently invited to Washington state to be the keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary meeting of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women. The NAPMW Vision is to provide business, personal, and leadership development advancing women in mortgage-related professions. Guild is recognized in the industry for being a place that is welcoming to women and anyone with talent. I was honored to have been invited to be with them to celebrate their 50th.
We shared stories from the past 50 years, our current goals, and looked forward to the next 50 years. A common goal of empowering the most talented people brought all of us close together. At Guild, we love to see our employees accept challenge and take initiative. We reward them for doing so. The mortgage banking world is a fantastic industry for women to get their start in and see their careers flourish. Mortgage banking shows women appreciation for their talent and the industry continues to trend that direction. A solid educational foundation is important to begin to take positive steps in your career choice. It was wonderful to talk about Guild’s executive platform with six of eight women owner-managers. This was not something that intentionally happened, but something that naturally took place as women showcased their talents and were rewarded for it. Success stories like these can really inspire other women to achieve greatness.
My trip to Washington to be a part of the NAPMW’s 50th anniversary was an amazing experience. I wish nothing but success and continued growth for the NAPMW.
- Mary Ann McGarry, President and CEO
Values at Guild
Values are at the core of everything we do and give meaning to our work here at Guild. I’m proud of what we’ve built, and that we live the values. We support each other in times of difficulty, and we think of everyone at Guild and our customers, referral partners, and investors, as partners in business.
We speak here of honesty and integrity as two of our most important values, as these are foundational to other values we emphasize at Guild, such as priorities, leadership, respect.
I’ve always felt that it’s important to build a company where people are genuinely respectful of each other. Each of us is important to the success of the company. Our success is measured in profitability, yes, and also in creating meaningful, lasting relationships with each other and with everyone with whom we do business: a first-time homebuyer, a realtor, an investor, a vendor, or anyone else in the housing industry.
Although so many things are constantly changing, markets, products, technology, our values define who we are, and never change.
Mary Ann McGarry, President and CEO
Liberty Road Foundation
Since 2008, Guild Mortgage has been actively involved volunteering their skills, talents and financial recourses with Liberty Road Foundation. A non-profit founded by Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager of Guild, Barry Horn. Liberty Road Foundation assists in transforming the lives of those in the workplace connecting businesses to non-profits. This has had an amazing impact on the culture at Guild. Boosting morale and creating a unity of purpose.
Liberty Road Foundation has acted as a bridge for Guild to step into the gaps of their neighbors in need. Many mornings you’ll find the Washington Guild crew making breakfast bright and early for the kids at Jubilee Reach. Other days they’ll be serving lunch to the homeless, addicted and mentally ill at the Matt Talbot Center. They have also been a major sponsor for project funding. Liberty Road Foundation hosts a bi-weekly Business Leaders Breakfast where Guild employees come to connect with other business leaders whom share the same vision. They are committed to becoming significant business leaders who are generous and devoted to serving and building meaningful, lasting relationships.
Learn more at www.libertyroadfoundation.com.