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We exist to create competition and financial choice for Australians by protecting, backing and championing the broker industry on behalf of our members.
The benefits of diversity in a business are undeniable. Different perspectives, approaches and ideas allow a business to unlock their true potential.
At AFG, our Women on the Move program provides a safe environment for our female brokers to develop the personal and business skills they need to thrive in the industry. From sharing past experiences to intense business coaching programs, our focus is to attract, retain and motivate the best of the best.
Looking after our mental health is an ongoing issue for our community, and the broking sector is no different. Our brokers are on the front line supporting their clients through some of the most important decisions they will make in good times and in bad.
The AFG Broker Assistance Program provides our brokers with funded access to a national network of professional mental health specialists facilitated in collaboration with a leading national mental health provider, Mind&Matter.
To help commemorate the valuable contribution women make to our business, industry and community, AFG partakes in International Women’s Day celebrations.
Across the country we host or participate in IWD events with our brokers and staff to mark the occasion, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and supporting the day’s call to action to accelerate women’s equality.
As part of our Women on the Move program, AFG provides access to the thrive4women business coaching and professional development program, specifically designed to help develop participants’ leadership capabilities and set them up for long-term business success.
About 20 of our leading women brokers participate in the thrive4women Accelerate program each year, sponsored by AFG and Westpac.
This 20-week, part time program includes highly interactive and engaging workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.
Participants also benefit from membership of a supportive community, helping to enhance their resilience and provide a sense of connection.
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To recognise excellence amongst our female brokers, each year five exceptional women from around Australia receive an AFG Women on the Move Award.
Winners receive a scholarship which aims to provide support in taking their businesses to the next level.
The scholarship includes professional development coaching and training, and mentoring by leading female brokers, Katrina Rowlands of Mortgage Success in NSW, Marissa Schulze of Rise High Financial Solutions in South Australia, and AFG Home Loans National Manager Hayden Cush.
In 2022, an offsite was held for all Women on the Move award winners, and in following years past participants will be invited back as we build an alumni of exceptional women.
Winners are also eligible to receive a place at the sought-after AFG Academy, delivered by Harvard Business School professors who provide a custom-designed course of higher learning around successful business management and strategies.
Winners are chosen based on business metrics and performance, and written responses to questions about their mortgage broking journey thus far, and goals and aspirations.
Independent judges sit on the selection panel, and include Ms Rowlands and Ms Schulze, along with key AFG staff
General member and member (vice chair) of the aggregator committee and member of the compliance committee
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Member
The CIF Report outlines the mortgage broking industry’s commitment to implement a package of reforms to improve customer outcomes in mortgage broking and demonstrates a genuine commitment for change.
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