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Women's Leadership

Leadership development resources curated by the ELFA Women’s Council.
ELFA members enjoy special access to and discounts on many of the following resources. Learn more.

ELFA Women's Council

A community of leaders committed to driving change across ELFA and the equipment finance industry by providing more access and inclusiveness to women at all stages of their equipment finance careers. Council initiatives are focused on awareness, advocacy and action. See who’s a member and read the mission/vision.

Women's Spotlight

This new series, brought to you by the ELFA Women’s Council, shines a light on women in the equipment finance industry. Get to know their individual stories, what they’re passionate about, and what they’ve learned over their professional journeys.
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Q&A with Jerrie Carter
January 2023
Q&A with Carla Potter
September 2022

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  • The ESG Imperative

    This study reviews key ESG elements, looks at their status in terms of strategy, and the risks and opportunities they represent for the equipment finance industry.

  • Leadership - The Next Productivity Frontier

    This study measures current industry practices associated with leadership and professional development, which are most likely to result in improved organizational performance.

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Join Our LinkedIn Group!

The ELFA Women4Inclusion LinkedIn Group is a forum to share information, exchange ideas and network with other members of the equipment finance community in support of gender-balanced leadership and inclusion.

Mentoring Program

The ELFA’s Women’s Council launched its Mentoring Program in 2021 to help women in the equipment finance industry to build relationships, learn from others’ experiences, strengthen their self-confidence, find their voice, develop leadership skills and pursue leadership opportunities.If you would like to receive information about the program, please contact Eboni Preston-Laurent at epreston@elfaonline.org. View the Mentoring Program Guidelines..

Event Resources

Women’s Leadership Forum

The Women’s Leadership Forum is a leadership development event presented by the ELFA Women's Council. The Forum features dynamic keynote speakers, hot-topic sessions and interactive networking opportunities. See agendas below:


View a list of keynote speakers who have participated in ELFA Women's Council events, including the Women's Leadership Forum and sessions at the ELFA Annual Convention. See the speakers.
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Scene from the 2021 Women's Leadership Forum LIVE!

2021 ELFA Board Chair Kris Snow, President of Cisco Systems Capital Corporation, welcomed attendees to the 2021 Forum,  highlighting the progress ELFA has made in increasing the participation and leadership of women. She also shared stark research of the pandemic’s impact on women. Women's Council Chair Deb Baker, Head of Worldwide Leasing & Financing, HP Inc., provided an update on the Council's recent initiatives.

Webinar Recording: Igniting Relationships, Virtually Speaking

How do you create a connection through a camera lens? How do you build trust, confidence, and credibility over the internet, instead of over a cup of coffee? As we interact more through technology and less in person, we must adapt to new ways of building and maintaining relationships. View a recording of this webinar hosted by the ELFA Women's Council in September 2020.

Web Seminar: Igniting Relationships, Virtually Speaking


If you have questions about the ELFA Women’s Council, please contact staff liaison Eboni Preston-Laurent at epreston@elfaonline.org.