And there certainly are a number of women who have found sustained success in the mortgage broker industry, as 27 of our top 75 broker by volume last year were female.
For her part, White describes herself – and her fellow female industry couterparts – as having to wear a number of hats. And women in the industry have to juggle the responsibilities inherent in running a business while also filling more traditional roles, according to White.
“For myself, I’m a business owner, I’m a mother, I’m a grandmother, I’m a wife; so I have all those duties on me and history dictates that we have all these things we have to do,” she said. “But saying that, myself personally, I push myself forward like right now I’m the vice-president of Mortgage Brokers Association of British Columbia.”