Leading mortgage broker attracts more women to profession

Due to its focus in this area, the brokerage has recently lifted the percentage of its female recruits. In the 2016 financial year, new female mobile brokers increased to 29 per cent nationally, the highest percentage across the past three years.

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While this is great progress, Aussie is determined to close the gap even further. Over the next four years, Aussie aims to achieve gender balance across its new recruits and is investing in recruitment, training and mentoring in order to achieve this.

Providing mentoring and support

Summa Campbell-Greene is an Aussie Mobile Business Leader in Brisbane and leads 46 brokers, including 13 women. Her role is to provide mentoring and support to her team and help them grow their business.

Summa finds that women are attracted to the industry for multiple reasons.

She said “Many women have a natural tendency to be able to establish and nurture relationships throughout major life events, such as buying a home. They also have the ability to organise themselves and manage multiple priorities – a really important trait of a successful broker.”

“Essentially, mortgage broking provides an excellent  opportunity for people who like to help others and who are looking for variety and flexibility in their work day.”

Aussie prides itself on the support it provides its brokers. As well as training and mentoring programs, the brokerage runs regular ‘Women of Aussie’ events, which bring the female brokers from each state together every quarter to support each other and create ongoing relationships.

Summa said “It’s important to identify female mentors at the top of the broking profession and recognise and showcase their expertise. It’s great for women to see other women enjoying success to inspire them and show them what they can achieve.”

The Aussie Group is growing quickly, settling close to $22 billion worth of loans over the last financial year, and has been the recipient of many industry awards including claiming Australia’s Top Brokerage spot for the fourth consecutive year.

Summa said “When recruiting brokers of either gender, Aussie is open to meeting with people from all types of career backgrounds. Specifically, we look for people who are able to demonstrate great customer service and the drive and ability to run their own business.”

For information on how you can become an Aussie Broker, visit aussie.com.au/careers or call the Recruitment Team on 1300
36 13 97