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2022 WWV Award Winners
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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”
– John Quincy Adams
Learn more about Paola...
Paola is a strong, independent, and successful loan officer. She demonstrates brilliant leadership and strives to add new skills as she leads her branch and team to professional success. Her commitment to partners, staff, and borrowers is clearly seen.
Paola's vision for the future of women in the mortgage industry is one where women continue to rise, building the trust of homeowners by using the unique perspective a woman brings and by sharing education, knowledge, and empathy. She understands what it means to provide a roof for families and loves being a part of their story. This is the kind of success a woman brings to the table in a perfect mix of career and family."
Knowing when to switch gears is key to being a forward-thinker. Visionaries see the bigger picture and learn outside of their immediate circumstances.
Learn more about Julie...
Julie Yarbrough has been in the mortgage industry for over 30 years. She has grown into and moved through roles that presented every angle of the industry to her: eight years in title and escrow, 23 years as a loan originator, and 17 years in executive roles before transitioning into her current managing partner and ownership role in 2019. Julie’s path demonstrates her continual quest to inspire and lead women in this industry by strategically developing more programs and nurturing more relationships, even in the face of ever-changing times.
Julie has always been passionate about using her career journey and personal ownership experiences to continue forging a bigger path for women in the mortgage industry, educating and empowering them to move into a position to build their own empires. Her special interest is in raising the visibility of opportunities to women, which she has done for over ten years as the leader of two executive-level mastermind groups: one for top-performing women in the mortgage industry and a second for women in finance.
“The sky is not the limit, it's just the beginning.”
- Unknown
Learn more about Tomasina...
Tomasina lights up any room she is in, and thru this, she inspires us to always look on the bright side of adversity. She is an extraordinary woman who has fought and won battles many of us can’t imagine facing.
As a woman with a vision, she has created her own path and knows precisely where she wants and needs to be. She listens and excels in executing her own goals and never gives up, regardless of the challenges. Tomasina is an excellent example of both a leader and team player; she is a role model for all of us.
Tomasina sees the future of women in this industry as leaders creating opportunities for women and men.
“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”
- Margaret Thatcher
Learn more about Tara...
Tara gives her all to the real estate finance industry. She has been in the industry for over 20 years and currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer for Cherry Creek Mortgage, LLC, an independent Mortgage Bank located in Colorado. When she is not working for Cherry Creek, she gives much of her time to industry-related trade associations.
Her vision is for women holding C-suite roles to be a normal occurrence. She served 10 years on the Colorado Mortgage Lender's Association’s Board of Directors, has served on many committees in her tenure, and recently served as president of the association. A true advocate for the industry, Tara volunteers her time as Co-Chair of the CMLA Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (LARAC) and Chair of the MBA’s State Legislative and Regulatory Committee.
Tara can always be counted on to step in, educate, and help other mortgage professionals understand complex rules and regulations and how it impacts their business.
Tara has received several awards, including the Everett C. Spelman Award, the Elite Women Award from the Mortgage Professional Magazine, the Women of Inspiration Award from NMP Magazine, and the Clair A. “Bus” Bacon Award from CMLA. Twenty Twenty-Two also marks Tara’s third year as a Women With Vision Award winner.
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary to winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.”
- Peter Marshall
If you look up the definition of hungry in the dictionary, you will see Fernanda Bodden’s name. A relative newcomer to the industry Fernanda has made a mark and made herself known in less than three years. Fernanda considers every day a new day. Her radiant personality, coupled with her genuine desire to be the best she can be, drives her actions.
Fernanda is among the most hard-wor
king and determined women in her career channel and is admired by all. She always puts her family first while remaining committed to her career and works daily to maintain a work-life balance. She believes relationships are the key to her success and never backs down, no matter what she sees.
As a woman, an immigrant, and a minority Fernanda knows the challenges this trifecta can represent, especially in the mortgage industry. Fernanda’s vision for the future in this industry is to be a great role model who other women can follow and take as an example of success in an industry previously dominantly led by men. Fernanda envisions great female leaders of all backgrounds being supported
“Failure is not the opposite of success: it's part of success.”
– Arianna Huffington
Taylor Bradley is one of the often-unsung yet invaluable stars in the mortgage world. She is the director of licensing at NEXA Mortgage directing a team to address company, MLO NML, and branch licensing. Taylor loves what she does and is a well-versed expert in her field. S
he finds working in the Industry extremely gratifying and enjoys the constant learning experience.
Her vision for women within the mortgage industry is to see more growth and resilience. She says, “We are out there and it is time to make our presence known and to rock the mortgage world.”
Her vision for herself involves continuing to appreciate anything and everything about growth and learning and how to move forward. This kind of attitude determine
s future growth and experiences.