Women In Mortgage
The Women in Mortgage program is dedicated to providing women the resources they need to open or grow an independent mortgage brokerage or the training necessary to enter into a career in the mortgage industry.
Did You Know?
The National Association of REALTORS® recently reported that 50% of homebuyers are women. This means that there is an increased need for independent mortgage brokers to serve female homebuyers and, in turn, a greater opportunity for women in the mortgage industry to serve female homebuyers.
That’s why we created the Women in Mortgage small business grant and career training program.
“This job has changed my life. I’m a single parent and I’ve been able to take care of my family and put my daughter through college. I’ve been able to do all that because of the job that I have.”
Tashara Turpin, Infinity Home Loans Group
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Women in Mortgage Small Business Grant
The Women in Mortgage small business grant is designed to bring more women business owners into the independent mortgage broker channel through funding, support and education. As home buying trends continue to change in the face of new technology and shifting buyer demographics, it is more important than ever to have diverse perspectives in leadership roles. The goal of the Women in Mortgage small business grant is to empower women leaders, provide more seats at the table and continue to grow the broker community to offer ample opportunities for women to own their own businesses.
The Spark small business grant will offer funding for expenses like marketing, technology, licensing, office expenses and more to offset the costs of opening a brokerage or growing their businesses. The grant also provides additional support from the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) and the broker community to help the grant recipients build sustainable business models for any market environment.
Recipients of the Spark small business grant will be assigned a mentor from AIME’s Women’s Mortgage Network to have a seasoned colleague in the field to seek advice from. Grant recipients will receive one year of AIME membership and access to the AIME Leadership Academy, which will cover a wide range of business practices including quarterly compliance processes, information for hiring and onboarding staff members, and scalable solutions for growing a brokerage.
Women in Mortgage Training Program
Women in Mortgage career training will bring qualified job candidates who possess transferable skills into the independent broker channel. Qualified applicants will receive extensive training in one of the mortgage industry’s most high demand roles including mortgage underwriter, mortgage loan processor, mortgage loan originator and mortgage loan originator assistants.
Many of these positions use transferable skills from non-industry jobs which allow for an easy transition once trained on the mortgage process. Additionally, once the Women in Mortgage career training is completed, candidates will also be supported with job placement opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am eligible to apply for the Women in Mortgage Spark program?
Please review the program qualifications for the Spark small business grant and Spark mortgage career training.
I meet the qualifications for more than one Spark program (Minorities in Mortgage and Women in Mortgage), which should I apply for?
Please apply for the grant program that best suits you. All applications will be reviewed based on the merits of their application and only one grant will be awarded at the discretion of the application review team.
Spark programs are made possible by the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) with funding provided by United Wholesale Mortgage and Home Point Financial.