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.”