Using My Success to Help the Next Generation Succeed

Through hard work, ingenuity, creativity, and dedication, we have built New American Funding into a true leader in the mortgage industry. I have long believed in giving back and supporting the next generation, and our success is allowing me to do that now in ways I never have before. My focus today is on uplifting women in the mortgage industry and outside it, helping shape the next generation of public leaders, and continuing to expand the empowerment of women and minorities.

I have recently taken a much more active and tangible role in supporting Hispanic-owned companies. Earlier this year, I acquired a 50 percent majority stake in #WeAllGrow Latina, a community of thriving Latina creators, makers, and entrepreneurs, to boost the group’s mission of supporting and uplifting Latinas.

The community includes more than 11,000 Latinas who are embracing entrepreneurship and building their own businesses. The community’s philosophy is “When one grows, we all grow,” and that is something I believe as well. Now is the right time to step up and support their mission and help other Latinas find success like I have.

That’s also why I invested in Encantos, a Hispanic- owned company that helps children learn the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The company’s offerings focus on bilingual education in learning skills like communication and collaboration, literacy skills like civics and STEAM, and life skills like leadership and social intelligence. Being a part of Encantos allows me to support the development of the leaders of tomorrow.

Supporting the next generation of leaders is also why I was thrilled to be invited to take a seat on the Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, which focuses on grooming the next generation of public leaders.

I am proud of the role I am playing with each of these organizations, but I view these actions as the first steps in a larger philanthropic mission that will only grow in the next several years. I’ve been very fortunate in my career and I’m ready to use my position to help others find the same kind of success.