Each week on “On a Mission” we talk to community leaders who are out to make a positive impact in the area. Today, our host Wendy Norfleet talks to Diane Williams from Black Knight.
Black Knight, Inc. is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that delivers innovation in the mortgage lending and servicing and real estate industries, as well as the capital and secondary markets.
To learn more, visit https://www.blackknightinc.com.
What makes your company unique?: Black Knight exists at a really unique intersection of industries – we’re a tech company, with cutting-edge and future-forward digital solutions; we’re a data provider, with an inside look at the U.S. housing and mortgage markets; and we help the nation’s lenders and servicers provide the ultimate milestone: homeownership.
How do you define success?: Success to me is all about making a difference today with tomorrow in mind. Whether I’m doing something for my kids, my family and friends, or a project at work, if my actions today will make a long-term difference, I know I’ve been successful in that effort.
Who in the industry inspires you and why?: I am inspired by all women in technology. Technology has historically been a male-dominated industry, and these women are paving the way for the future young women of tech.
What is a tip for success that you would provide someone in your same industry?: It’s critical to be a continuous learner. No matter the industry you’re in, we are in an age of constant change and progression. We can no longer be just ‘knowledge workers’, we must be ‘learning workers.’
What excites you most about your industry?: We are helping to power people’s dreams of owning a home. As everything in our daily lives becomes digital – for example, when was the last time you went into your bank to check your balance? – I’m excited about the move into digital mortgage solutions, which will make the homebuying and homeowning processes more accessible and intelligent.
What is the biggest challenge you think you or your organization is going to face in the upcoming year?: As with nearly every other industry, the pandemic re-shaped how our workforce operates on a large scale. In credit to our employees, all our teams hit the ground running when we went to remote operations in March 2020, and we’re excited by the opportunities that the future holds.