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MortgagePoint September 2023

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MortgagePoint » Your Trusted Source for Mortgage Banking and Servicing News 62 2 0 2 3 W O M E N I N H O U S I N G A W A R D S Micole Booker AVP, Senior Preservation & Post-Sale Disposition Manager, Flagstar Bank What People Are Saying: "If there ever was a rising star, it is Micole Booker. She is all of the things that employers are looking for, along with what employees strive to connect with. She is a force to be reckoned with. Micole really started making an impact while with her former employer, Quicken Loans, currently known as Rocket Mortgage, where she was a nine-time recipient winner of the E2A award for innovation and process improvements. Micole is an expert in vendor relationships. She works tirelessly to seek opportunities for her team. Although she is our manager, we would better describe her as our leader, always pushing towards the next level." What This Nomination Means to Her: "This nomination for the Rising Star award means so much to me. As a woman of color and a mother, I have come across so many obstacles in my career. My whole journey has been about being the kind of leader who brings their whole self to work, with the under- standing that it may not always look like what 'success' is typically defined as. I have worked hard and had help to do the work within myself for the accountability, integrity, grit, and grace it takes to be able to freely be myself— and shine in doing so. This nomination is a reminder that all the hard work was meaning- ful and that I have accomplished what I set out to do, which was to lead by example and show others that you can accomplish your dreams while being your most authentic self." Stephanie Budnik AMP, Senior Business Partner, National Accounts, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC) What People Are Saying: "It is my privilege to nominate Stephanie Budnik for the Rising Star Executive Award at the 2023 Women in Housing Conference. Stephanie embodies what it means to be an exemplary leader and demonstrates a passion to mentor women that strive to be the next generation of influential women in the finance industry, including being selfless in her relent- less pursuit to turnaround and extend her hand to those coming up behind her." What This Nomination Means to Her: "Receiving a nomination for this award is a humbling, meaningful experience. To me, it signifies not only a recognition of my efforts but also a validation of the passion and dedica- tion I have and will continue to pour into my work. This nomination serves as a powerful af- firmation that my contributions have resonated with others and made a positive impact within my organization and the industry. I came into the industry with no knowledge of the mort- gage world and tirelessly worked to learn as much as I could. I had to work hard, ask ques- tions, be innovative, and be committed to doing more. This also strengthens my determination to push the boundaries of what I can achieve, to inspire others to pursue their aspirations, and to not be afraid to challenge the status quo. I am truly grateful to those who have sup- ported and believed in me, and I see this as an opportunity to further elevate the goals that drive me. It serves as a reminder that each step we take can lead to something greater." Rising Star Executive Award Recognizes young women leaders who, while still early in their careers, have demonstrated an outstanding capability to lead and drive progress. (Minimum 10 years' consecutive industry experience)

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