Show Comments ▼ whatsapp VISITING Andrew Tyrie’s office is like being called to see the headmaster in an old-fashioned boarding school. The chairman of the Treasury select committee occupies a grand corner office in Westminster’s Norman Shaw North building, the former Scotland Yard HQ that now provides office space for MPs. Appropriately enough, Tyrie begins with a history lesson, having correctly surmised that I am not old enough to have lived through the Winter of Discontent. Peering over a pair of large, round glasses, he recounts how he stopped his grandmother from dying of hypothermia. “We used to keep her warm by heating up water on a Calor Gas stove, in the dark, by candle-light. I kid you not,” says Tyrie, a Tory MP who became the Treasury committee’s first elected chairman in June. “These Calor Gas things were like gold dust. We’d cluster round the heat, and then put the water into hot water bottles, and that would keep an octogenarian lady alive. It was a very different world.”His point is that the very “moral fabric” of the country was at risk in the 1970s and early 1980s, and there was very little agreement over how to solve Britain’s problems; politics was dominated by “hot disputes about the fundamental tenets of policy”. Conversely, Tyrie says the British political class now broadly agrees on how to deal with the parlous public finances, which were ravaged by the latest financial crisis. “If you look in the Commons, underneath all the clashing of cymbals that takes place inevitably in partisan politics, there’s quite a degree of consensus about the need for fiscal retrenchment, about the need to deal with the deficit and, broadly speaking, even the pace,” he explains.Labour wanted to halve the structural deficit over four years, which implied eliminating it altogether over seven, says Tyrie, whereas the coalition wants to eliminate it over five. He concedes the differences over timing, but insists “the view that we have to take quite radical decisions on fiscal retrenchment is orthodoxy across the whole of the political class”. Such a state of affairs suits Tyrie, who says he has never been a particularly partisan MP. Having run Ken Clarke’s campaign to become leader of the Conservative party in 2001 and again in 2005, most would place him on the more left-wing end of the Tory scale. In a neat coincidence, Tyrie was an ardent campaigner for a change in the way select committee chairmen were elected. Previously, the powerful posts were doled out by the whips, ensuring the chosen few were amenable to party leaders (commons whispers have it that David Cameron would have preferred Michael Fallon, Tyrie’s opponent). Armed with his mandate, Tyrie has set about making the Treasury committee more powerful than ever before. In an early victory, he secured a so-called “double lock” over the appointment of the head of the Office of Budget Responsibility, the body created by George Osborne to bring independence to the Treasury’s economic forecasts. The committee can now stop the chancellor from hiring or firing the OBR head, ensuring they “can’t be pushed out into the cold” if their forecasts prove politically unpalatable. “They can’t appoint a stooge and they can’t dismiss someone who’s being awkward. I’ve got a veto on both of those. That’s hugely helpful.” Tyrie breaks ranks with the chancellor over whether or not the OBR should be allowed to cost opposition policies, a possibility that has been roundly dismissed by Osborne. “I do think this would improve the quality of debate, around election time particularly,” says Tyrie. “There’s always this claim and counter claim about what costs what. It would depoliticise some of the work that officials maybe get cajoled into doing in Whitehall.” Elsewhere, Tyrie is proving particularly vocal over plans to replace Gordon Brown’s tripartite system of regulation with a new “twin peaks” model. A long time opponent of the tripartite model – which he dismisses as a “complete disaster” that resulted in “pass the parcel” responsibility – he is adamant that any new system should give supremacy to the chancellor. “I’ll be looking at who’s in charge when there’s a crisis: as soon as there’s taxpayer money involved, or any chance of taxpayer money becoming involved, it has got to be the chancellor,” he says. As chairman of the Treasury committee hearings, Tyrie is one of the few politicians who can haul publicity-shy figures in for a rare dressing down, in the closest thing Britain has to public hearings. His predecessor, Labour’s John McFall, gained notoriety for his fiery questioning of hedge fund managers, but Tyrie has little time for populist point scoring. “I’m not one of nature’s banker bashers. I think we’ve done quite a bit of that. They’ve made their share of blunders but so did almost everybody else, whether it’s the ratings agencies, the auditors, politicians, senior ministers, the governor of the Bank of England, the FSA, do I need to keep going? And then there’s us: there are corporations and individuals – they’ve also made their mistakes,” he says. “It’s ridiculous then to pillory only one group and to put all the blame on them, although it’s convenient for the other seven or eight.” Tyrie is more concerned with countering the “special pleading” that inevitably takes place in a period of fiscal retrenchment, with public sector groups and private firms lining up to argue why certain areas of spending should be spared the axe. “We mustn’t allow these people to take advantage of us, to entrench their special interests. If we manage to get their slice of the cake reduced, taxes could be lower than they would otherwise be.” The son of a sweetshop owner who later branched into furniture stores, Tyrie says his early memories of his father are of “someone thinking about what the takings are, about what’s coming in and going out”. It’s a history that is more than a little reminiscent of a certain grocer’s daughter, and Tyrie credits it with his passion for standing up for Britain’s “wealth creators”, those who own or work for private firms. Despite coming from the same political party, Tyrie has been a rather effective thorn in the side of the chancellor – at times more effective than the official opposition. Tony Blair – who also enjoyed a weak opposition – used to decapitate powerful Labour committee chairmen by giving them junior jobs in government, where they were forced to take the agreed line. In his memoirs, Chris Mullin, the former MP, recalls how he swapped the chairmanship of the Home Affairs committee for a lowly post working under John Prescott. Stymied and silenced, he eventually resigned and returned to the committee.Tyrie assures me that he will avoid the allure of a government job. “I have no plans to be a minister – I’ve just got myself elected to a wonderful job and I’m enjoying it a lot and learning a lot. I couldn’t be doing this job at a more interesting time and it is tough and testing, but what do you want to do in life?” ‘I’ve never been one of these people who spends his whole time thinking there’s something else he should be doing.”CV | ANDREW TYRIE Compiled by Martin Williams Age: 53Education: •Felsted independent school in Essex •Trinity College, Oxford, studying PPE •College of Europe, obtaining a postgraduate Certificate of Advanced European Studies•Wolfson College, Cambridge, earning an MPhil.Before parliament: •1981-1983: Worked at BP’s group head office •1983-1989: Advisor to advisor to Nigel Lawson and John Major, then Chancellors of the Exchequer•1990-1991: Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford•1992-1997: Senior economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentIn parliament •1997: Elected MP for Chichester•2003-2004: Shadow Financial Secretary to Treasury•2004-2005: Shadow Paymaster General•2005-present: Founder and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition•2010-present: Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee and the Joint Committee on Tax Law whatsapp More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com The sweet seller’s son who wants to hold the chancellor to account Share KCS-content Sunday 28 November 2010 8:02 pm Tags: NULL
CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
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Year: Photographs “COPY” Area: 4990 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider+ 13Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Project Manager:Paul SchlachterProject Architect:Megan ZimmermanInterior Design:Christine BurklandDesign Principal:Jim OlsonCity:OmahaCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. The redesign of this Omaha, Nebraska home focused on seamlessly integrating artworks from the couple’s extensive collection. Devoted almost entirely to the work of artist Jun Kaneko, the collection includes several large-scale sculptural and two-dimensional works. Kaneko is known for his strong sensitivity to space and surrounding environments. Accordingly, this home’s design paid special attention to the relationship of the artworks both to the built environment, and to the newly integrated natural environment brought visually into the home.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderOpening up the home to the surrounding landscaping was a prime directive for the remodel, as was the desire to concentrate common living spaces onto a single level. The new program brings the main living and dining areas of the house under one sheltering pitched roof that conveys the home’s Midwestern context. Opening up this roof with a single long skylight running down the middle of the pitch brought a new sense of lightness to the gallery-like home.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderElevating the roof line and incorporating floor-to-ceiling windows also advanced this aim, with the added benefit of creating a sense of transparency between interior and exterior. The main floor continues to the other side of the home with a kitchen, den and master suite. There are three additional guest bedrooms upstairs. A revamped front façade and a custom bronze and steel front door creates an intriguing entry to the home, beginning a series of contemplative moments that continue throughout the house.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderProject gallerySee allShow lessCoal Drops Yard Photographed Through the Lens of Laurian GhinitoiuArchitecture NewsBjarke Ingels’ Burning Man ORB Captured through the Lens of Laurian GhinitoiuArchitecture News Share Houses Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905667/omaha-art-house-olson-kundig Clipboard APS Custom CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentOmahaUnited StatesPublished on November 12, 2018Cite: “Omaha Art House / Olson Kundig” 12 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Alexis Dornier Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year: CopyHouses•Ubud, Indonesia Photographs: KIEDesign Team:Alexis DornierCONSTRUCTION:Surya KembarCity:UbudCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. This two-story building is a stack of two distinctive expressions of architectural ideas. The ground floor is articulated as a simple box volume that holds the living room, kitchen, foyer and garage. It acts as the pedestal for the above.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© KIEThe top floor has its own distinctive theme. A series of twisted surfaces express themselves as walls and ceilings, repeat and create a rhythmic sequence.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© KIEGrid shells have always done it for us, as they suggest interesting and new ways to define roofs. In the case of the ‘alpha house’, walls become the roofs and create a silhouette, consisting of an iconic and rhythmic pattern that sticks – completing the picture of a sculptural object blending into its environment- with the rolling mountain scape of Bali as it’s background.Save this picture!© KIEA pool runs parallel to the building direction and reflects it’s wavy character in the water plane. The layout is simple, practical, and repetitive. The building’s east-west orientation provides self shading and shields off neighbors.Save this picture!© KIEMaterials used are walls with ‘kerobokan stone, a local hard sandstone found in the vicinity of the site, and represents a traditional material that people use for their constructions in Bali.Save this picture!© KIEWe aimed to express and evoke a distinctive meaning or topic. In this case fluidity stands for the way forward, expressing the joy for and of creation.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessGardens and Squares: 10 Examples of Small-Scale Landscaping in BrazilArticlesLydia Kallipoliti and Areti Markopoulou Appointed Head Curators of Tallinn Architect…Architecture News Share “COPY” “COPY” Houses ArchDaily Alpha House / Alexis DornierSave this projectSaveAlpha House / Alexis Dornier Area: 280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© KIE+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946172/alpha-house-alexis-dornier Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946172/alpha-house-alexis-dornier Clipboard Alpha House / Alexis Dornier 2020 Indonesia CopyAbout this officeAlexis DornierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUbudOn InstagramOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on August 25, 2020Cite: “Alpha House / Alexis Dornier” 25 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: complaints Institute of Fundraising IoF introduces confidential complaints helpline The Institute of Fundraising has today (5 December) issued a reminder of its complaints procedure, and introduced a confidential helpline.It is encouraging anyone who has experienced or witnessed harassment at an IoF event or service, or who wishes to complain about a member’s behaviour, to contact it using its complaints procedure.From today (5 Dec 2019) this includes a helpline for complainants seeking confidential support and advice in understanding how their complaint will be handled.HR consultancy Tell Jane, is providing the helpline, which is free and can be called on 0800 689 0843.The IoF is encouraging fundraisers to raise complaints either directly with the IoF, or to use the Tell Jane helpline to log confidential complaints or seek confidential advice.Links to its key resources on its complaints procedure, safeguarding guidance, and fundraisers’ rights can all be accessed here.The helpline has been commissioned by the Institute of Fundraising to further support fundraisers who wish to speak confidentially to a third party, and is part of the work of the IoF’s Task Group on Sexual Harassment in Fundraising.Lisa Bell, HR Director at Tell Jane, said:“We are passionate about supporting the fundraising sector to get on the front foot and be proactive in preventing sexual harassment. Our mission is to create a space where people feel confident to speak out and the IoF’s implementation of the Tell Jane helpline offers just that.“By working with the IoF to provide fundraisers with an anonymous reporting helpline, we hope to strengthen the message that harassment, bullying and discrimination has no place in the fundraising sector. But also to reassure fundraisers that they can seek advice from an outside party and confidential platform.” Advertisement Melanie May | 5 December 2019 | News Isobel Michael, IoF trustee, added:“As a trustee and co-chair of the Task Group on sexual harassment in fundraising, I feel that it’s very positive that we have worked with Tell Jane to enable confidential reporting for anyone who has experienced sexual harassment by a member of the IoF or at an IoF event.“I hope the helpline will help to build trust in the reporting process and encourage fundraisers who have experienced sexual harassment to feel that they can report concerns directly to the IoF or confidentially to Tell Jane.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 122 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is reminding producers who received a prevented planting “top-up” payment last fall that they are required to purchase Federal crop insurance for the next two crop years. The deadlines (Sales Closing Dates) to purchase these crop insurance policies are January 31, February 15, February 28, and March 15, 2020, depending on a producer’s policy.“We encourage crop insurance agents to help us spread the word to their customers,” said RMA Administrator Martin Barbre. “We want to make sure producers pay their premiums on time, so they don’t become ineligible to buy crop insurance.”Producers who have trouble making their premium payment should contact their crop insurance agent to set up a written payment agreement to avoid being made ineligible to purchase Federal crop insurance and having to pay back the “top-up” payment.Producers who had a payable prevented planting indemnity related to flooding, excess moisture or causes other than drought in 2019 automatically received a “top-up” payment from their Approved Insurance Providers in fall 2019. As of January 20, RMA has paid roughly $4.29 billion in claims related to prevented planting for the 2019 crop year, and $4 billion of those total prevented planting claims were associated with flood and excess moisture causes of loss.RMA also reminds producers to pay their crop insurance premium by January 31. To help farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather last year, USDA deferred accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums from September 30, 2019, to January 31, 2020. For producers who fail to meet the deadline, interest – calculated from the date of the first premium billing notice – will attach on February 1.For more information on the two-year Crop Insurance Purchasing Requirement, see RMA’s Prevented Planting Disaster Payments FAQs. Previous articleQueen Approves Brexit, Potential New Ag Markets for USNext articleBacon Bringing Farmers and Legislators Together at Statehouse USDA Communications By USDA Communications – Jan 26, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Reminds Producers Who Received ‘Top-up Payments’ About Premium Payment Deadlines SHARE USDA Reminds Producers Who Received ‘Top-up Payments’ About Premium Payment Deadlines Facebook Twitter SHARE
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The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Cities Where 50 Percent of Households Can’t Afford a Home Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago January 2, 2018 1,676 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago afford Cities expensive GoBankingRates Home Homeowners Homeownership household mortgage U.S. 2018-01-02 Staff Writer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: afford Cities expensive GoBankingRates Home Homeowners Homeownership household mortgage U.S. Homeownership is likely to be out of reach for more than half of the households in many large cities, according to a study published by the personal finance resource GoBankingRates on Tuesday.GoBankingRates used the median home listing price in the 100 biggest cities across the U.S. to figure the monthly mortgage payment. Using the rule of thumb that no more than 30 percent of income should go toward housing, they calculated the income needed to afford a mortgage in those cities and then compared this income to the number of households with income equal to or greater than that amount. Out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. the study ranked the ones where homeownership was out of reach for more than 50 percent of households.The study found that six of the top 10 cities with the highest percentage of households that can’t afford a home are in California, due to its high real estate prices. Therefore it comes as no surprise that San Francisco with a median listing price of around $1.19 million and 76.7 percent of households that can’t afford a home topped the list.San Francisco was followed by Boston, that had a median listing price of $725,000 and 75.7 percent of households that can’t afford a home. Miami (median listing price $450,000; 74.3 percent households), Long Beach California (median listing price $549,000; 73.5 percent households), and Los Angeles (median listing price $749,000; 72.9 percent households) rounded up the Top 5 list.Ranked No. 10, New Orleans was a surprise entry on the final list with a median home price of $300,000 but with 65.4 percent of households that can’t afford a home because of lower wages.Other cities that made it to this list include New York; San Jose, California; San Diego; Oakland, California; Dallas; Denver; Washington D.C.; Houston; Seattle; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta.To read the complete study, click here. Related Articles Previous: FHFA Credit Changes Could Expand Homeownership Next: Economic Growth and Job Gains to Fuel Housing Market Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Cities Where 50 Percent of Households Can’t Afford a Home
Home / Daily Dose / Five Minutes With: Lola Oyewole, Ocwen Financial Corporation Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Five Minutes With: Lola Oyewole, Ocwen Financial Corporation Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Lola Oyewole Ocwen Financial Corporation The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the January issue of DS News, out now.What diversity and inclusion best practices does Ocwen follow?When we launched our D&I strategy in 2015, we wanted to ensure that we set a solid foundation for our D&I practices throughout the company by focusing on four key areas. The first is leadership, which is about embracing and fostering a culture of inclusion at all levels throughout the company. The second is Workforce, which is about attracting, developing, retaining, and advancing the best and brightest talent. The third focus area is supplier diversity, which is about achieving a range of suppliers, vendors, and service providers who align with our diversity and inclusion strategies. The fourth is community engagement, which includes ensuring that Ocwen has a significant presence in a core group of diverse, community-based organizations and philanthropies. This foundation has helped us to stay laser focused on specific actions that make an impact across the company.As the leader of Ocwen’s D&I initiatives can you give an example of an initiative that has made a difference to your global network? Yes, we recently launched the Ocwen Global Women’s Network, an affinity group aimed at empowering women and encouraging professional development, workplace flexibility, and equal representation of women at all levels of our company globally. Through this group, we’re conducting professional workshops and leadership events for all members. We are enhancing the exposure of women and highlighting their accomplishments internally and in the industry. We’re also making sure that more women are represented as we bring in new leaders. Since we launched the Ocwen Global Women’s Network in 2017 we have increased the representation of women in leadership levels by 6 percent globally. That’s a really big deal for us.What steps do you recommend to minimize unconscious bias so that it helps business success?Being aware that unconscious bias affects every area of our lives is key. Education is a good first step; it is important to train team members on what unconscious bias is so that they are fully aware of how biases show up and how it affects us in our daily interactions with each other. Ocwen provides mandatory unconscious bias training for all employees. Organizations can also develop objective indicators and outcomes for hiring, evaluation, and promotion. They can ensure that there are consistent criteria used to assess performance evaluations.What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job? I absolutely love it when I’ve made a difference in someone’s life. If I can help to unlock someone’s potential and bring that out, it is very satisfying. I also enjoy transforming cultures and improving the overall work environment. It’s hard work but when you see positive changes it is well worth it.What did your 2018 Keystone Award nomination mean to you? I’m incredibly honored to be nominated along-side such dynamic women. When I read their background, I’m extremely proud of the work and accomplishments that they’ve achieved in their companies as well as in the industry. Print This Post Lola Oyewole Ocwen Financial Corporation 2019-01-08 Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Delinquency Rates Reach a New Low Next: Reimagining Asset Disposition in Chapter 7 Bankruptcies Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 8, 2019 2,948 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago