First American launches 10th year of innovative “Women in Leadership” program


SANTA ANA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –America’s leading financial company (NYSE: FAF), a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk management solutions for real estate transactions, today launched the 10e year of the company’s innovative Women in Leadership program, bringing together the 2021 class of the program at the Women in Leadership Institute â„¢, a multi-day leadership conference in Orlando hosted by Linkage, a global leadership development company committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations.

Each year, First U.S. business leaders identify approximately a dozen emerging and top performing women leaders in the company to participate in the company’s Women in Leadership program. Designed to develop female leaders and provide a forum for participants to have important conversations about the business and their own professional development, First American’s Women in Leadership program helps further strengthen a culture that empowers women and plays a powerful role. in career development.

Sally French Tyler, who is Executive Vice President and President of Residential and Commercial Operations at First American Title, co-founded First American’s Women in Leadership program with Mark Rutherford, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources at First American , as a way to further engage leadership in a company with an employee base of around 70 percent women.

“When we launched the program in 2012, the first in the securities and settlement industry, we recognized the enormous opportunity to engage with and support emerging women leaders within the company,” said Tyler, who also recently received the award Linkage Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award. “We continue to expand the program to reach even more women who are making a difference within First American and the industry, and often program improvements are driven by program graduates.”

Earlier this year, First American launched the Women in Leadership Mentorship Program, a 12-month program that engages alumni of the company’s Women in Leadership program as mentors for the next generation of women leaders. In 2019, the company launched its Spark program, an initiative to provide leadership development and networking opportunities to a larger group of women within First American through virtual events that give former women in leadership a platform to play an active role in the development of future women leaders. within the company.

Entering its 10th year, First American’s Women in Leadership program has produced 91 graduates who are at the forefront of new approaches across the company and 45% of program alumni have received promotions, many of which have been promoted multiple times. First American’s Women in Leadership program is one of the reasons Fortune® magazine and Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, recognized First American as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Womenâ„¢, marking the company’s sixth consecutive year on the list.

About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk management solutions for real estate transactions with a heritage dating back to 1889. First American also provides title factory management services; title and other records and images of real estate; assessment products and services; home warranty products; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total sales of $ 7.1 billion in 2020, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents in the United States and abroad. In 2021, First American was appointed to Fortune 100 best companies to work for® list for the sixth consecutive year. You can find more information about the company at


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