Kyra Wong, Manulife (Canada)

district vice president

Kyra Wong is a 25-year industry veteran with a strong knowledge base of both mortgages and insurance. Wong started her career at age 18 as a receptionist for a mortgage company. After completing her post-secondary education, she became a licensed mortgage broker and began specializing in alternative financing. She switched gears in 2004, accepting a position on the insurance side of the business. In 2006, Wong attained the insurance business of a new company entering the mortgage space: Dominion Lending Centres. After years of skyrocketing sales results, she was promoted to national sales director and began running DLC’s insurance program. Wong was again promoted in 2017 to district vice president, overseeing the insurance business for the entire DLC group of companies. In 2018, Wong created the Magical Unicorn Project, which focuses on challenging the status quo within the financial industry by championing gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. An intrapreneur, best-selling author, blogger and keynote speaker, Wong was named a Woman of Influence by CMP in 2015, 2016, and 2018. She was also nominated as a Woman of Distinction at the Canadian Mortgage Awards in 2019 and 2020 and received the 2019 WIMI Ambassador Award.