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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.

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  • 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.

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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 video and agendas below:

Scene from ELFA 2021 Women's Leadership Forum LIVE!
ELFA Board Chair Kris Snow, President of Cisco Systems Capital Corporation, welcomed attendees to the Forum on April 20,  highlighting the progress the association 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.


View a list of 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.
Mary Abbajay
Robbie Samuels

Equipment Finance Matters Podcast

This episode of ELFA's podcast, recorded in Spring 2021, is all about the ELFA Women's Council and the Women's Leadership Forum. Join the formidable team of Deb Baker, 2021 Chair of the Women's Council and Jen Fanz, Chair of the Women's Leadership Forum, PLUS special co-host Lexie Dressman, 2021 Chair of the Emerging Talent Advisory Council. Whether you’re male or female, emerging or seasoned talent, this episode has insights for you.

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 any questions about the ELFA Women’s Council, please contact staff liaison Amy Vogt at avogt@elfaonline.org.