Brightstar Financial and The Mortgage Mum have joined forces to launch a new Women in Finance forum entitled MOVING FORWARDS.
Women from both businesses will join together to address the challenges faced by women in building and progressing their careers in the mortgage industry, with the ultimate goal of moving the industry forwards for everyone. A starting point for the Forum will be to consider and address the outcomes of a recent AMI survey, investigating ways to expedite positive change that both involve and benefit all members of the mortgage community, not just women.
The first Moving Forwards Forum event will take place on 17th March, with the agenda based on outcomes from a survey that will take place on International Women’s Day on March 8th involving all founding members of the Forum.
Clare Jupp, Group Director of People Development at The Brightstar Group, said:
“I am delighted to be working in collaboration with The Mortgage Mum. I believe that both businesses have a pioneering spirit and a strong commitment to supporting and accelerating the careers of women in the mortgage industry. As an ongoing spokesperson and activist for women in finance and the Women in Finance Charter, I have shown a genuine commitment and determination to supporting individuals and businesses so that we can increase the presence and success of women across the sector. Our forum will assemble like-minded individuals from forward thinking businesses with the purpose of moving things forward for everybody. Improvements will come about through a cohesive approach and our focus will be on action and change.”
Sarah Tucker, Founder and Managing Director of The Mortgage Mum, said:
“I am thrilled to be working with Clare and the Brightstar team on this initiative. Both Clare and I share a huge passion for improving this industry for women, and we feel that by joining our voices, we can make a much bigger impact. The industry has demonstrated a huge shift forward recently in their mindset towards Diversity and Inclusion, particularly in highlighting the problems in the recent AMI report, but it is clear there is still more work to do. Moving Forwards will allow us to find new and innovative ways to create a safe, uplifting, inspiring environment for everyone, and we believe we can collectively form part of the solution. I can’t wait to get started!”
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