New American Funding awarded for demonstrating equal opportunity to Latinos

by Anna Sobrevinas14 Apr 2017
Fresh from participating in a Hispanic lending conference, New American Funding (NAF) was recently awarded for championing empowerment especially for Latinos and Latinas in the industry.

Hispanic Lifestyle, an independently produced television program and event producer that promotes Latino community positivity, honored the company with an award at their second annual Latina Conference, according to a news release.

"We were looking for companies that walk the walk, not just talk the talk,” said Richard Sandoval, president of Hispanic Lifestyle. “New American Funding has done an outstanding job creating a positive growth environment for women. They're doing amazing things for Latinos and women not only in Southern California but across the nation."

One of Hispanic Lifestyle’s criterion in selecting honorees was “demonstrating an ability to seek out and promote women, especially Latinas, to prominent positions.”

New American Funding’s corporate team has more than half of women, many of which hold C-level positions.

"We're honored to be acknowledged as a company that empowers women," said Patty Arvielo, president and co-founder of the company. “I'm passionate about elevating the Hispanic community and opening the door for women to excel to their potential."

Early this month, NAF participated in the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals’ Housing Policy and Hispanic Lending Conference. Arvielo talked about cultural and generational barriers as a big hindrance to effective Hispanic lending, but more importantly, are issues that need to be understood.

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