Diversity Challenges in the Housing Industry, with Homebridge Financial’s Brian “Woody” White

Brian “Woody” White has seen it all in his 35 year technology executive career – overt racism, sabotage, unconscious bias, being the only one in the room, and more. He now brings his leadership, experience, and advice to his new role – Chief Diversity & Inclusion Office at Homebridge Financial Services.



Jackie Ferguson: Please welcome Brian White to our show. After spending more than 35 years as a Technology Executive and Entrepreneur, Brian known to his friends as “Woody” has recently taken the role as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Homebridge Financial Services, one of the largest privately held, non-bank lenders in the United States.

His goal in this role is to use his many years of experience as a Business and Technology Executive to pay it forward assisting underrepresented professionals, obtain visibility and access concerning employment opportunities and training, and the space of financial services, and mortgage banking. Woody, thank you for being here today. Welcome.

Brian “Woody” White: Thank you, Jackie. Great to be here.

Jackie Ferguson: Woody, tell us about your work in technology. You’ve had a long career. I’d love to hear more about that.

Brian “Woody” White: Okay. So I’ll try to give you a background, and at the same time, sprinkle in some of the issues that I also ran into just in technology concerning diversity and inclusion. So we’ll kind of mix it in there together. Okay?

Jackie Ferguson: Sounds great.

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Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Jackie Ferguson. For more information including the latest webinars and other DEI content, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

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