Illuminate Mortgage Group co-founders Brie Robertson and Katie Whyte believe in giving women a helping hand. Robertson and Whyte have helped many women buy their first home by working with them over months, or years, to build up credit and a save for a down payment.

“We are women that support women. We really want each other to succeed in business and in life,” says Robertson.

Adds Whyte, “We know that women are hard workers, natural multi-taskers and are a force in the workplace. We want to empower women in our company, but also in our industry as a whole.”

The two started Illuminate Mortgage Group in 2019 after meeting in a boutique mortgage brokerage in Calgary. The friends decided to bring their shared skills and values to Airdrie to help women in the community purchase a place to live and are known for going above and beyond to help those looking for somewhere to call home.

Illuminate Mortgage Group was nominated three times in the Amazing Workplace category, with three different nominators recognizing the Illuminate team’s exceptional service and community work.

“Brie and Katie are hard-working women based in Airdrie,” says nominator Amber Townsley. “They are working hard to continue to build their business while supporting local causes. They love their community and are a huge asset to Airdrie!”