Leading aggregator invests in female brokers

by Julia Corderoy31 Jul 2015
Major aggregator, Fast has just wrapped up its Women in Business event series for the third year running, which featured media icon and entrepreneur Mia Freedman as the keynote speaker. 

Held across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth throughout July, the aggregator says its Women in Business events offer female brokers a forum to network and gain insights from both their professional peers and renowned, high-quality speakers.

This year, Mia Freedman, co-founder of the successful Mamamia Women’s Network, featured as the keynote speaker.

“We were thrilled to bring such a renowned female leader to this year’s Women in Business event series. Mia Freedman has built a remarkable career and her honest account of balancing work and life commitments was a highlight of the day,” FAST head of NSW/ACT and QLD Rob Ryan said.

Speaking at the event, Freedman shared her experiences and advice for finding success.   

“The first is the negative effect of the way women compare themselves constantly to others. Notably, we compare our behind-the-scenes to other people's highlight reels, which is never going to end well! The other is about knowing when to Lean In and when to Lean Back. That's a really important conversation we need to keep having,” she said.

Another key speaker, Matina Jewell spoke at the Perth event. During her 15 year military career, Jewell tracked down warlords, worked with US Navy Seals and successfully led a UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.

Ryan says Fast is proud to be the only aggregator with a dedicated professional development program for women.

“Women have a powerful role to play in the broking industry and FAST wants our female brokers to be the industry’s most successful.

“Offering both a flexible work-life balance and an opportunity for entrepreneurship, mortgage broking represents a great career path for women. We’re dedicated to helping women thrive in this exciting, ever-evolving industry.”