The forum will consider and address the outcomes of a recent Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) survey which consulted on diversity and inclusion in the sector.
The first Moving Forwards Forum event will take place on 17 March. The agenda will be based on the outcomes of a survey involving all founding members of the forum; the survey is being held on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022.
Clare Jupp (pictured), group director of people development at The Brightstar Group, said she was delighted to be working in collaboration with The Mortgage Mum.
She added: “I believe that both businesses have a pioneering spirit and a strong commitment to supporting and accelerating the careers of women in the mortgage industry. As an ongoing spokesperson and activist for women in finance and the Women in Finance Charter, I have shown a genuine commitment and determination to supporting individuals and businesses so that we can increase the presence and success of women across the sector.”
“Our forum will assemble like-minded individuals from forward thinking businesses with the purpose of moving things forward for everybody. Improvements will come about through a cohesive approach and our focus will be on action and change.”
Sarah Tucker, founder and managing director of The Mortgage Mum, said she was thrilled to be working with Jupp and the Brightstar team.
She said: “Both Clare and I share a huge passion for improving this industry for women, and we feel that by joining our voices, we can make a much bigger impact. The industry has demonstrated a huge shift forward recently in their mindset towards diversity and inclusion, particularly in highlighting the problems in the recent AMI report, but it is clear there is still more work to do.
“Moving Forwards will allow us to find new and innovative ways to create a safe, uplifting, inspiring environment for everyone, and we believe we can collectively form part of the solution. I can’t wait to get started.”