Veterans United Home Loans Named One of Nation’s Top Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

COLUMBIA, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Veterans United Home Loans was named one of the nation’s Top Workplaces for Women by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® for the fifth consecutive year. The nation’s largest VA purchase lender ranked No. 11 on the list.

The list considered feedback from over 4.9 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. The evaluation includes over 60 elements from employees’ trust for leaders to fairness of workplace decisions. Approximately 85 percent of the ranking reports from women on how they feel about their work place and how fair their experiences are in comparison to men’s reports in the same workplaces.

“Providing our employees with a workplace environment in which they can thrive both professionally and personally is a cornerstone of our culture at Veterans United Home Loans,” Dr. Amanda Andrade, Chief People Officer at Veterans United said. “This year with the pandemic, we have experienced a whole set of unexpected challenges to ensure we are keeping our employees safe while providing the best possible customer service to our borrowers. Maintaining our culture of inclusiveness, even from a social distance, has remained at the forefront of our commitment to our employees.”

Andrade was named one of HousingWire’s Women of Influence in the mortgage industry for 2020. The company’s nearly 3,700 employees focus on helping Veterans and their families secure homeownership. Their success is tied directly to living out its employee-created values: Be Passionate and Have Fun, Deliver Results with Integrity and Enhance Lives Every Day.

“This year we have already hired more than 1,000 employees,” Larissa Wollard, Associate Director of People Services at Veterans United said. “We have hundreds of openings we are looking to fill and are projected to continue to hire at this pace for the foreseeable future.”

Current openings range from Marketing, Technology, Production and Operations. In St. Louis, the company is looking to hire Operations Coordinators and Loan Specialists.

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The Best Workplaces for Women stand out for excelling in one of the nation’s most competitive marketplaces.

The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Veterans United Home Loans also ranked No. 1 in Missouri out of 90 employers by Forbes. The lender is amongst 1,461 finalists for the 2020 Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers by State’ ranking.

“Best workplaces like Veterans United Home Loans are committed to addressing gender issues and evolving their behaviors and mindsets to narrow the gender gap,” Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work said. “By creating an inclusive culture, Best Workplaces on this list see an increase in innovation regardless of gender, giving them a competitive advantage to thrive during these uncertain times.”

About Veterans United Home Loans

Based in Columbia, Missouri, the full-service national lender financed more than $16.4 billion in loans in 2019 and is the country’s largest VA purchase lender. The company’s mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. The company’s employee-driven charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation, is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide by focusing on supporting military families and nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities. Veterans United Home Loans and its employees have donated more than $54 million to the Foundation since its founding in November 2011. Learn more at

About the Best Workplaces for Women

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing over 4.9 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with Fortune, visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list published annually in Fortune. | 1-800-884-5560 | 1400 Veterans United Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 | NMLS ID #1907 ( A VA approved lender; Not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Equal Opportunity Lender. Mortgage Research Center, LLC.


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