Female Lending Teams Take Center Stage With Mother’s Day Near

By ERIN FLYNN JAY This Mother’s Day, mother-daughter lending teams across the country will be celebrating their teamwork, business success, and love for each other. We spoke with two mother-daughter lending teams who said their unique platform gives them an advantage in a competitive market. Senior Loan Originator Dawn Morgan started working with her daughter, Melena Miller, an associate loan originator, in 2018, and they joined forces as the mother-daughter team Melena Dawn Mortgage Group in Parkville, Missouri, on May 1, 2023. They just celebrated their one-year work anniversary. “A mother-daughter lending team like ours brings a unique blend of experience and fresh perspective,” said Morgan. “With my two decades of expertise and Melena’s six-plus years of working directly with…

Woman To Woman: Female Leaders Offer Advice To Others

By KIMBERLEY HAAS Female mortgage professionals are breaking barriers and making strides. As Women’s History Month is celebrated this March, The Mortgage Note asked leaders in the industry and related fields to share their advice with others. Here’s what they said: Be kind. “Always be kind. This is a small pond. You never know who you will work with or for,” said Erica Giorgiantonio, senior director of field services at SingleSource Property Solutions in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Have confidence. Julia Curran, senior director of product design at SitusAMC in New York City, said, “Don’t be afraid to speak up and assert yourself in meetings and negotiations. Confidence and assertiveness are key qualities for success in our field.” Gaining that confidence can…