Party Time

Manulife executive Kyra Wong brings a dose of magic and wonder wherever she goes.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Read the full article

Dare to Be Different

The mortgage industry has traditionally been viewed as a boys’ club. Kyra Wong tells CMP how she’s smashing that image and inviting other women to join her in a mission for equality.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE 

Read the full article

CMP Hall of Fame 2019

A
25-year industry veteran, Kyra 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. Wong’s priorities changed after the birth of her son in 2004,
prompting her to switch gears and accept 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 …

Read the full article

Mortgage Global 100

The inaugural Mortgage Global 100,
featuring Kyra Wong, has been put together by MPA and its sister publications
around the world – Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional
Australia and NZ Adviser – bringing mortgage brokers, lenders and other
industry professionals insights from some of the biggest names the sector has
to offer. 

This list is a collaboration of not just renowned names – but of the leaders
who are actually making a difference in today’s market whether that is by
making incredible advancements at their own companies, taking …

Read the full article

Unicorn in a Field of Horses

by Neil Sharma

The financial space has a penchant for conservatism,
but Kyra Wong is turning it on its head as she crusades for equality, diversity
and inclusion.

The Vancouver-based Manulife district vice president began her career in the mortgage industry a quarter-century ago as a mortgage broker, however, only recently has she found her true purpose. As founder of the Magical Unicorn Project, Wong endeavours to help women and minorities plow through barriers and realize their untapped potential. Always socially conscious, Wong decided …

Read the full article

Times are Changing

Mortgage Broker News interviews Kyra Wong at the 2017 Mortgage Professionals Canada National Conference to learn more about the Magical Unicorn Project launching January 15, 2018.

Read the full article

Magical unicorn roars for women

by Neil Sharma

The Magical Unicorn Project officially launched today in a bid to help women empower, not just in the mortgage industry, but in society at large.

Started by Kyra Wong, a district vice president at Manulife, the Magical Unicorn Project endeavours to assist women overcome adversity and what she calls an emotional glass ceiling, or a self-limiting belief system. Moreover, Magical Unicorn shines a bright light on men who do their part to change social attitudes and help women unlock …

Read the full article

Where are all the women?

by Neil Sharma

In a male-dominated industry, advancement can be difficult for the growing ranks of female agents, brokers and lenders, but one woman who broke through is endeavouring to change that.

Vancouver-based Kyra Wong, Manulife Financial’s district vice president, has started The Magical Unicorn Project in a bid to change the corporate landscape for women by reversing the persistent trend of underrepresentation in senior roles.

Through The Magical Unicorn Project, women leaders will emerge—and as Wong told Mortgagebrokernews.ca, she’s far from the …

Read the full article