• One vibrant, engaging Event for

    all women in consumer and commercial finance

    December 11-13, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ

  • Conference Details

    Dates: December 11-13, 2019

    For your planning purposes:

    We'll begin with a reception on Wednesday December 11 at 6pm.

    The conference continues on Thursday December 12 with sessions from 8am-4pm. We'll all have a terrific dinner together on Thursday night.

    Friday morning December 13 we'll have breakfast and additional sessions, concluding by noon.

    Location: Scottsdale, AZ

    Westin Kierland Resort

    Room rate $179/night +12.6% tax

    Reservation link coming soon

    Attendee Rate:

    Super early bird (by June 14, 2019) $895

    Early bird (June 15-September 12, 2019) $995

    Regular rate $1095

    Cancellation policy: You may cancel for a refund (less $95 admin fee) until 11/22/2019. After that, no cancellations but an alternate attendee may be substituted at any time.

    Sponsorships

    Are you an organization that supports the professional development advancement of women in consumer and commercial finance? Want to be seen as a leader by several hundred influential women in the industry?

     

    Please contact us for sponsorship details.

  • 1.5 days of networking, idea sharing, problem solving and wild camaraderie

    Come see what we can accomplish when we all get together.

    Sharpen your leadership skills

    ...with smart, tailored content.

    Packed with sessions designed to help you handle the biggest challenges faced by female consumer finance execs - such as overcoming gender stereotypes in leadership roles or countering impostor syndrome.

    Expand your professional network

    ...the minute you arrive.

    You'll meet and hear from some of the smartest, most accomplished and most motivated women executives in all of consumer and commercial finance. Plus, you'll have a really, really good time.

    Improve your workplace culture

    ...with practical advice, strategies and connections.

    You'll come back to the office equipped with tips and strategies you can use right away to make your environment more productive for everyone.

  • I am sincerely changed by my experience here. I will absolutely be back and to all the ladies in the industry - YOU SHOULD REGISTER TODAY!

    Shelly Gensmer, ERC

    It's as necessary as it was transformational. Easily the best conference I've ever attended.

    Michele Scarbrough, CFPB

    I truly adored this conference. I met great people and I learned a lot about myself which is something I've never said after a work conference before.

    Sarah DeMoss, Premiere Credit of North America

    What an inspiring event!!! If you didn’t make it this year, must attend next year.

    Rebekah Johnson, Numeracle

    This was a fabulous conference and very well put together. The enlightenment, the speakers and the wonderful people I met - it was all awesome.

    Linda Taddeo, TRAKAmerica

  • Why this event

    Every woman's professional journey is unique...

    But if you’ve had honest conversations with your colleagues, you know that we are more alike than different. We really do have common views and experiences when it comes to financial services work.

     

    What’s missing from our industry is an event organized around this point-of-view. So, we decided to create one.

     

    I know that I want to meet with other women who share my experiences - women who have so much great expertise to share, who want to get to know one another better, advance their careers and, as they do, improve workplace culture for everyone. I’ll bet that you do, too.

     

    We're already working on our 2nd annual event! Let's stay in touch, and tell me if you'd like to be involved.

     

    Amy Perkins, Chair

    Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance

     

    It's not about calling men out, but rather calling women up...

    I am so excited about this conference. It feels like everything I’ve done before has led me to this point. This is not be a conference about compliance or best practices, but about women; about the common professional challenges we face, about how to tell our own career story, about building our network, and about enhancing the culture at each of our companies.

     

    I’ve had several pretty distinct careers across a wide variety of industries. I have often found myself to be the only woman in a room, or one of just a few. As I think back on my career, I realize that nobody has ever really taken me under their wing, or been a champion for me. It's a disappointment because I know how powerful that can be. Nonetheless, I am where I am, and I - like you - have a story to share.

     

    This event is not about calling men out, but rather calling women up. I hope you’ll join me and Amy for our 2nd annual conference in December 2019!

     

    Stephanie Eidelman, CEO

    insideARM & The iA Institute

  • Q: Who attends Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance?

    A: you do.

    Women in Consumer and Commercial Finance 2019 is for professional women working in consumer or commercial finance at ALL levels.

     

    If you're a female manager, supervisor, attorney, agency manager, strategy exec., sales exec., marketer, VP, COO, Chief Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, CTO, CEO (or hold any other position within, around or near consumer finance), this event is for you.

     

    If you work for a consumer lender, a creditor, a collection agency, a law firm, a services or tech firm, a consumer group, or a regulator for the consumer finance industry, this event is for you.

  • 2019 event keynote

    What Harvard Taught Me, but My Kids Made Me Learn

    A keynote address from Bea Wray

    “At some point I realized my children have been my greatest driver in my business for nearly 20 years.”

     

    Suddenly a single parent and left with a mountain of debt, Bea Wray did not fold. She believed in herself, knew her worth, and forged several highly successful careers, in business and as an entrepreneur and communicator. Find out how she did it, what she learned, and how her experience as a mother played a pivotal role.

     

    About Bea Wray

    Bea Wray is an entrepreneur, innovation expert, a fellow at the Aspen Global Leadership Network and co-founder of the Millennial Women Network.

  • Our Stories

    What’s your story? At Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance, our stories are front-and-center. But we don't want to share them just once a year. Check this space regularly for new stories shared by women from across the consumer finance industry. And let us know if you have a story to share. You can email us about it right here.

    Being a woman and a leader in this industry used to be a lot more challenging than it is now. We’ve come a long way thanks to increased awareness, focus on diversity and inclusion in corporate America. Credit also goes to a lot of strong women who paved the way with tremendous leadership, grit...
    I have been asked to participate on panels before and I have been the only woman on a panel before. But, my experience of one panel in particular – an all-male-except-for-me panel – stuck with me for a long time. The first half of the meeting went really well. My preparation paid-off and I felt...
    I always treated my jobs like borrowed cars. I don’t own my job. Rather, someone has trusted me to use it for a while and use it well. So, I try to keep the tank full, keep the car moving, and leave it in a better condition than how I found it. What I mean by this is, in every job I had, I worked...
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