Last Friday, the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) held an event in honour of International Women’s Day, using the occasion to acknowledge women’s contribution to the success of the broking sector and as an opportunity to call for more women to join the industry.
Managing director Peter White spoke to those gathered, highlighting that finance broking “doesn’t discriminate” and offers equal pay for all.
“We are fortunate that in many ways our industry has set the standard for gender equality, but we must also ensure that we let women know that there are opportunities for them to join us and celebrate being successful in broking,” he said.
“Many women are now involved in finance broking because it offers flexible hours and can fit the busy lifestyle of modern day families.
“There are women who oversee some very big groups within the industry which we want to acknowledge and continue to support.”
The event also featured other speakers from within the industry and beyond who addressed gender equality, as well as inclusion on a broader scale, and encouraged attendees to challenge traditional ways of thinking.
Prospa head of partnerships Alex Brgudac and keynote speaker Shadé Zahrai were among those to share insights from their personal experiences.
The event also raised $1,300 for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.
“The FBAA wants to truly recognise the important role women play in finance broking as well as everyday life,” White concluded.