Australian industry association launches training program for female advisers

by NZ Adviser06 Jan 2016
The Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) has launched a new intensive training program specifically for female mortgage and finance brokers.

Partnering with recognised leadership developer Gillian Fox, the six-month WIMBN:SOLD Leadership Development (Advancing Women) program has been launched with the aim of improving women’s ability to become more successful business owners.

“Many female entrepreneurs work extremely hard yet are not always achieving their goal to make their value visible when it comes to differentiating themselves and continue to grow their business,” Gillian Fox told NZ Adviser's sister site Australian Broker.

The program includes four workshops and two individual sessions which will equip women with the tools and practical information needed to accelerate their operational growth. The course also includes guest speakers and will challenge participants to create a career development plan for the future.

With many brokers operating as solo business owners, the chief executive of the MFAA, Siobhan Hayden, said the intensive program will help female brokers leverage their position in the mortgage and finance industry.

“Promoting conversations about priorities, establishing new referral partners through influencing and decision-making on business diversification are all top of mind for brokers. A lot are solo business owners and I believe that the program will help them to achieve their professional goals,” Hayden said.

As the mortgage and finance industry is beginning to be represented by more and more women, Fox said opportunities like this are important. 

“I see more women in leadership in the finance industry growing. The aim is to create more opportunities for women to expand their influence within the sector.”

This article is from our sister site Australian Broker by Julia Corderoy.

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