Take a closer look at women in broking
We’ve got some big numbers on our books with over 2,975 brokers around the country. And it’s no surprise we attract some of the best names in the business.
One particular number we’re super keen to see growing is the number of female brokers we have operating under our umbrella. The finance game has traditionally been known as a male dominated industry, but it’s one that has been changing rapidly with the number of female entrants on the rise.
This is so rewarding to see given the benefits of diversity in business. Diversity and inclusion drives a business’s ability to attract, retain, motivate and develop the best talent, create an engaged workforce, deliver the highest quality services to customers and continue to grow.
Today, around 25% of our brokers around the country are women. Whilst this is a great number, we’re keen to see it double.
Diversity is so important when it comes to business, it’s widely regarded as a key driver of business growth, one that helps foster creativity and innovation. It drives better business decisions and it gives companies a key competitive advantage. When it comes to people, a broad set of experiences and different ways of looking at things often lead to more points of view, better ideas, faster ways of solving problems or ways to leverage opportunities.
We have a number of initiatives specifically aimed at growing our number of female brokers including:
- Women in broking national and state awards
- Women in broking forums
- Annual women in broking events
- Women in Broking Scholarships
Are you ready to join these extraordinary women?
Inspiring interviews with high achieving women in broking
With so many of our best brokers being female, we wanted to share with you some of the reasons they enjoy working in the field they do, what inspires them, and what makes them so successful, their stories are below.
We interview Amber Linzner, Founding Director and Senior Mortgage Advisor of AKL Finance Group, in Melbourne, VIC.
An interview with Katrina Rowlands, director of Mortgage Success, in Wollongong, NSW.
We interview Marissa Schulze, Director and Mortgage & Finance Adviser of Rise High Financial Solutions, in Adelaide, SA.
We interview Michelle Towner, director of Towner Finance, in Perth, WA.
It’s the same within any industry: you need diversification – different genres, backgrounds and belief systems. Not everyone will be able to relate to a male broker, just like not everyone will want to work with or can relate to a female broker.