F1Day in and day out, Sarah Batangan walks into the office ready to elevate her employees and company to reach their full potential.

She leads FGMC as chief operating officer and produces stellar optimization results, but what is truly striking about Batangan is her commitment to empowering women. She is active in educating and mentoring women in and out of the mortgage industry and is committed to driving FGMC forward with innovation and integrity. Batangan also serves as a “sister” for Women for Women International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides practical and moral support to women survivors of war. Leadership is Sarah Batangan’s way of life. Inside and outside of her office hours, she is a woman who inspires others. Over the course of her 20-year professional career in the mortgage industry, she has held several leadership positions including senior vice president of strategic business operations and senior vice president of correspondent operations before taking on the role of chief operating officer at FGMC in 2018. When she is clocked in, she is directing, uplifting and managing the many teams that report to her. She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women and is active in Mortgage Bankers Association’s mPower movement.