The Diversity & Inclusivity Finance Forum is an important gathering of influential industry peers, in an inclusive network which aims to discuss and promote key ideas and activities to create a more balanced and fair mortgage industry.
The forum is designed to create an environment that will increase diversity and inspire inclusion, and help our peers feel fully supported within the business community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, ensuring success is rewarded for hard work and ambition and to offer a valuable networking environment to promote learning and success for all.
A balanced workforce is good for business – it is good for customers, for profitability and workplace culture and we hope this series of events will provide the platform for positive change.
The forum is split into two membership tiers; leadership and executive.
The overall objective for this group is for members to be inspired, broaden understanding and enhance skills to become advocates for entrenching balance, diversity and inclusion in the mortgage market.
Each event will have speakers from within the industry and parallel industries. Innovative thinkers and success advocates. Our hope is that each member will acquire new skills, increase confidence, resilience, and credibility to assert influence in their organisations and the wider market, and to lead change and empower colleagues.
Members will benefit from a developmental programme to help them understand what they should expect from a diverse and inclusive workplace, how to navigate diversity conversations with key stakeholders and how they can instil an inclusive culture in their teams and colleagues where everyone feels valued and understood. The sessions will ensure we build a community that helps members to collaborate, inspire each other, and take ownership of positive change within their business. These events will provide access to innovative speakers, topics, and industry experts.
We aim to build a networking framework that generates support, advice and ideas for members to promote diversity within their organisation and enable a pathway for diversity to succeed.
Hear what our members have to say:
"Thanks for organising the session. I only have positive feedback from the event – a really useful insight into diversity in recruitment with practical advice noted to take away."
Susan Corcoran, Halifax Intermediaries
"Great session today, thank you for the invite. Very powerful thought provoking."
Vin Lin Dain, NatWest Intermediary Solutions
"I found the session very interesting and informative, so I’m pleased I was able to attend."
Edwin Elder, Aldermore
"This is only the second ‘DIFF’ I have attended and once again I have been blown away. Each of the sessions has left me reflecting inwards at both myself and society in general. Thank you so much for pulling these events together, they are as always super insightful and useful."
John Scrivens, Skipton Building Society for Intermediaries
"Great event as always. Very thought provoking."
Claire Smith, Mortgage Advice Bureau
If you would like to become a member, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.