Women In Mortgage

The Women in Mortgage grant program is dedicated to providing women the training necessary to enter into a career in the mortgage industry and the resources they need to open an independent mortgage brokerage in the wholesale channel.

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 professionals to serve female homebuyers and, in turn, a greater opportunity for women to join the mortgage industry to serve female homebuyers.

That’s why we created the Women in Mortgage small business grant.

“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

Women in Mortgage Small Business Grant Program

The Women in Mortgage small business grant program is designed to bring more women business owners from the retail mortgage channel 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 support for expenses like marketing, technology, licensing, office expenses and more to offset the costs of opening a wholesale 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.

Funding Supporters

Spark programs are made possible by the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) with funding support provided by United Wholesale Mortgage, Homepoint and EPM.

Program Supporters

Due to the high volume of applications, grant recipients will be announced by 3/1/2023.