Renters and homeowners are changing, skewing younger and more diverse than ever before. To better serve your customers, it is important to have a workforce that represents all demographics. This is not just speculation, research shows that more diverse companies and institutions perform better than their less diverse counterparts.  

Future Housing Leaders is a program which recruits students with diverse backgrounds and connects them to jobs in the housing industry.  

 

Sponsored by Fannie Mae, Future Housing Leaders has the resources and expertise to effect real change by promoting a more diverse applicant pool. With your company’s involvement, we can promote a more diverse workforce by opening doors to careers in housing. 

See how you can help Create a Force for Housing and Contact Us to learn more about partnering with Future Housing Leaders.  

 

 

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Future Housing Leaders is a program which recruits students with diverse backgrounds and connects them to jobs in the housing industry offered by Employer Partners.

Here a just a few of the many benefits you will realize as an Employer Partner: 

  • Enhanced access to a pipeline of people with diverse backgrounds interested in entry-level jobs in the housing industry
  • Opportunities to position your company as a thought leader in the housing industry at Future Housing Leaders-organized on-campus speaking events
  • Ability to network with other top companies in the industry that partner with Future Housing Leaders

Future Housing Leaders recruits students with diverse backgrounds that are interested in careers in housing from campuses across the country and encourages them to apply to jobs posted by our Employer Partners. 

Employers make all decisions with respect to interviews and selection, consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity and their company’s business needs and selection criteria.

If a Future Housing Leaders intern is selected for a position, the program will provide support to the student and the Employer Partner to optimize the internship experience.

 

 

Sponsored by Fannie Mae, Future Housing Leaders has the resources and expertise to effect real change in boosting diversity in the housing industry.

Future Housing Leaders is more than just an internship program, it also supports students through their internship experiences by: providing free training resources, like Harvard ManageMentor; creating opportunities to network with other students in the program; and sharing housing industry-specific information to encourage continued interest in the industry.

 

 

Minorities are underrepresented in financial services, including the housing sector; even as the U.S. population has become more diverse. Research shows that companies with employees who are representative of their current and future customers are better prepared to meet their customers’ needs.

Research conducted by McKinsey shows a correlation between increased diversity and better financial performance—with ethnically diverse firms being 35% more likely to outperform the median for their industry.1

Promoting diversity and inclusion within the industry will help ensure that it has a variety of viewpoints and experiences represented to meet the needs of the next generation of increasingly diverse homeowners and renters.

SOURCE: (1) McKinsey Report, Diversity Matters, February 2015