"Our teammates and their families need us to continue to create systems of safety"
Fairway Independent Mortgage has launched a program that aims to ensure a safe work environment for its female employees.
As part of the workplace safety initiative, Fairway provides new female employees with a safety kit in their onboarding packet that includes pepper spray, a personal alarm siren, and workplace safety tip handouts. The company plans to expand the program and offer monthly self-defense courses, internal employee resources, and office facility safety reviews.
“Protecting women has been a passion I have had most of my life,” said Brittney Hansen, Fairway branch manager spearheading the program. “Heading this safety initiative for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation has helped to ignite that passion even further, and I am beyond proud to help roll out this one-of-a-kind safety initiative at such a large corporation.”
Company CEO Steve Jacobson commented: “With some of the recent happenings in our country, it makes sense to be aggressive regarding our new safety initiative at Fairway. Our teammates and their families need us to continue to create systems of safety, especially as teammates head back to their respective offices.”
For the second year in a row, Fairway was recognized as the national winner of the Top Workplaces USA by Energage.
“We value our employees greatly at Fairway, so we provide them with a supportive culture and work environment where they can thrive and grow their careers,” Jacobson said in a statement in February. “We see culture as a day-to-day discipline. We take nothing for granted as we never know what is around the corner.”