2024 Woman of Influence: Laura Brandao

Laura Brandao

As Partner at Equity Prime Mortgage (EPM), Laura Brandao exemplifies leadership and dedication in the mortgage industry, akin to a guiding light in turbulent times. Her ability to bring calm and restore order enables her team to consistently deliver high-quality mortgage services to lending partners. 

Her commitment to the industry is evident through her involvement in various organizations. Brandao is a member of DEI, National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMB), and Women’s Mortgage Network (WMN), where she actively promotes growth in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Her efforts ensure that all communities receive the support they need, contributing to a healthier economy. As a co-chair at NAMMB, Brandao is dedicated to educating and empowering brokers in underserved minority communities. Her leadership consistently reflects a commitment to saying “yes” to helping others.

At WMN, Brandao champions the success of women within the broker community. She is instrumental in supporting women to achieve their goals and pass the torch to future generations. WMN’s mission of women supporting women aligns with Laura’s core values — leaving a lasting legacy for those entering the industry.

As the only woman executive at EPM, Brandao has blazed a trail for ambitious women to follow. Her mantra, “If you see her, you can be her,” underscores her belief in the power of representation. Brandao’s contributions to the organization and the industry are profound. She emphasizes the importance of consistent communication, genuine connections and being a trusted partner. Brandao’s approach to relationships is not just about business but about reaffirming her commitment to each individual, fostering confidence and trust. She believes that true prosperity lies in investing in relationships — creating a symbiotic bond that benefits all parties involved.


Laura Brandao



Company Name:

Equity Prime Mortgage

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