The 1914 photo of the MBA’s first convention banquet in Chicago features about 100 men. Fast-forward 100 years, and Debra Still is only the second woman to chair the nation’s most prestigious association of mortgage bankers.
As outgoing chair Still is a role model for many women in mortgage banking who look up to her for advice. She is a women-in-banking history-maker who, without much fanfare, is trying to support and inspire a new generation of female business leaders. She started leading by example with her own daughters.