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NAFE'S "Women of Excellence Awards" Honor Fannie Mae's Kimberly Johnson for Community Service

October 25, 2016

Alicia Jones


WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) is proud to announce that Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Kimberly Johnson was recognized by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) with the 2016 Women of Excellence Award for Community Service.

The annual NAFE Women of Excellence Awards honor the achievements and accomplishments of outstanding women committed to serving and enriching their workplaces, their communities, and the world. Winners are chosen for their vision, courage, compassion, proven success, and generosity as demonstrated by how they help other women and girls succeed.

Throughout her career, Ms. Johnson has been an advocate for women and minorities in science, math, and technology and is deeply involved in the company’s efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. She serves as a Director on the Boards of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Communities in Schools of the Nation’s Capital, and the After-School All Stars. Ms. Johnson also serves on Princeton’s Women in Leadership Council and routinely returns to her alma mater to support the development of young women.

"Business and corporate women who focus on ensuring the success of other women often do this work under the radar, and it is our privilege to call them out as NAFE Women of Excellence,” says Dr. Betty Spence, president of NAFE. “Our 2016 honorees have achieved great – often glittering – success in their own careers and businesses; and what's more, they are using their power and influence to spur the progress of younger women by sponsoring, mentoring, promoting, and funding them, breaking barriers and changing policies so those coming up have a clearer path to success than they might have had."

Subha V. Barry, Vice President, General Manager, Working Mother Media, says, “This year’s ‘Women of Excellence’ inspire us with their diverse backgrounds, accomplishments and not only achieving success but helping other women succeed. They are changing the landscape for women by mentoring women in their workplaces and communities.”

The full list of biographies of the 2016 NAFE Women of Excellence can be found here. To learn more about Fannie Mae’s most recent awards and achievements, visit: Fannie Mae Awards and Achievements.

About Fannie Mae
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