Blog: Q&A with Paula C. Maggio of MGIC

March 30, 2022

“When we work to make sure the playing field is level and women borrowers are treated equitably in all facets of the process, that benefits women — and benefits other marginalized groups too.”

Paula C. Maggio is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC). As part of USMI’s Q&A series celebrating prominent women leaders in housing finance, Paula shared advice to others in this space, her thoughts on how the industry can ensure the unique borrowing needs of women, and how the industry can grow to ensure diverse representation at all levels. She has had a tremendous career, made truly positive impacts on housing, and has demonstrated women’s leadership at its highest levels.


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1. What piece of advice has stuck with you most and helped you become a leader in the housing finance space?
2. What’s your message for young women in the housing finance industry who seek a long and successful career?
3. We have seen a surge in the number of mortgage companies owned by women. What do you think women leadership brings to the table for the mortgage industry?
4. With women becoming an increasing share of the home purchase market, how do you think the housing industry can best respond to meet these borrowers’ homebuying needs?

Paula C. Maggio Biography

Paula C. Maggio is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of MGIC Investment Corporation and Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation. She joined the company in 2018. Before joining MGIC, Ms. Maggio served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at both Retail Properties of America, Inc. where she served for two years, and Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., where she served for 15 years in various leadership positions. Previously, Ms. Maggio was in private practice with the law firm Altheimer & Gray. Ms. Maggio received both her BA and JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.