What we are about…
The mission of WinDS is to advance the careers of women working in this field, while enhancing their sense of personal and professional success as a whole, in order to substantially improve economic conditions for our nation, our communities, our families, and ourselves, because our industry uniquely impacts these conditions.
What we do…
We are determined to recognize, commend, and open doors for talented, dedicated, creative, and hard-working women who wish to expand and enhance their careers. Therefore, we provide opportunities for women in default services to learn, lead, grow, become better connected, and share their experiences with other like-minded women across the country. To accomplish this agenda, we offer training, mentoring, leadership positions, and places to serve enthusiastically and compatibly with other women who support the collective goals of our organization.
Who we are…
First in our organization’s name, just like in our identities as individuals, we are women. (And that is a very good thing to be.)
Secondly, we are women who have joined together to be active in something larger than ourselves. So we are an association of and for its members. Finally, we are women in the Real Estate and Mortgage Financing Industry. We are professionals, who devote a great deal of ourselves to achieving success in our work.
WinDS Executive Leadership
Shelia Blockson, CFO
Shelia is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of IL and IN. Ms. Blockson has been a broker since 1989. She is the broker owner of, Signature Landmark REO. . Ms. Blockson is a REO Specialist with focus on all aspects of default services. Her company has been managing and marketing REO’s for major financial institutions and asset management companies since 1998 with a very high success rate. Her goal is to market and sell the asset for the highest possible price in the least amount of time. Ms. Blockson is a member of REOMAC, NAR, IAR, NRBA, EQUATOR Certified, RESNET Certified, MRED, The Mainstreet Board of Realtors, and The Greater Northwest Board of Indiana. Prior to launching her own company, Ms. Blockson worked for Century 21 where she was a Centurion Agent for over 5 years, which is the highest honor one can hold as a Century 21 agent. Ms. Blockson is dedicated to WinDs and the Art of Real Estate. Mother of Three young men, one a graduate of Howard University and currently in law school, the other currently at The University of Maryland and two beautiful grandchildren.
Shelley Kaye, CEO
Shelley served on the REOMAC Board of Directors for eight years and was the 2008 and 2009 President of REOMAC®, a national non-profit trade association for the mortgage default industry before joining forces with other very talented women to found WinDS. Shelley has had a multifaceted career in both real estate and mortgage banking. She has been a licensed California Real Estate Agent for over 20 years and sold properties in Southern California prior to entering the mortgage banking field. After spending seven years at First Central Bank in Cerritos, CA, she joined the default team at Option One Mortgage where she worked for 11 years as a Senior Asset Manager, managing a team of associates as well as handling a multi-state REO portfolio. Shelley also participates as a speaker on a variety of panels for many industry events. Shelley and her husband Neil have two grown daughters and one granddaughter, Megan who is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz.