Women in Default Services Inc. (WinDS) has launched a Web site – www.womeninds.com – in conjunction with its debut as ‘the premier default servicing industry association by, for and about women,’ according to Marla Webb, the group's founding member and president.
‘WinDS is focused on recognizing the contributions and advancing the careers of women professionals who are employed in some capacity related to resolving the real estate lending and foreclosure crisis,’ explains Webb, a veteran of more than 25 years in the mortgage default servicing industry.
According to Webb, WinDS' members include appraisers, property inspectors, attorneys, real estate brokers, property maintenance specialists, title or escrow officers, and asset managers who work for mortgage lenders, loan servicing firms and third-party outsource companies. The organization states as its purpose the education, advancement and recognition of women in this sector.
"Women are playing a huge part in this business and are seeking a better platform to lead and share their ideas for solving the crisis," says Webb. "Although many of the large lending, servicing and property maintenance firms are headed by men, there are notable exceptions. A number of department heads within big companies and government entities are women, and of course, many small-business owners and independent contractors are women."
The group says its new Web site acts as a networking and learning tool for WinDS members, and as a resource for non-members seeking services for real estate owned by public and private entities.
SOURCE: Women In Default Services