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TH E M R EP O RT | 25 FEATURE issues in the industry. "I'm really proud that we have not shied away from difficult top- ics," Davies says. "We've tackled sexual harassment and misconduct. We've been talking about pay equal- ity and talking about how to close the gender divide in the workplace." Also, mPower welcomes and encourages men to take part in its mission and attend its events. Davies says that to effect change men must be aware of the issues women face and be an active part of the solution. Hrobon is a strong proponent of gender equality in the work- place and is an active supporter of mPower's mission. At Wintrust Mortgage, Hrobon proudly says, "four of our eight leadership positions are staffed by women." "I think companies need to monitor and measure their gender hiring, promoting and compensating practice equities," he says. "What gets monitored and measured gets fixed or done. I hope to show other executives that we don't need to be afraid of measuring gender equality or addressing inequities." "Marcia's message is all about lifting one group up, not about pushing another group down," he concluded. RACHEL WILLIAMS attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation's most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at Rachel. KRISTA FRANKS Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. 1. MSNBC's Mika Brzezinksi and Marcia Davies 2. Marcia Davies leading an mPower event 3. Marcia Davies with Lisa Haynes (MBA CFO) and Carla Harris (Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley) 4. Marcia Davies and Geena Davis during an mPower event Q&A at MBA's 2018 Annual Convention and Expo 2 4 3 1

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