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Scenes from the 2024 Women’s Leadership Forum

More than 230 equipment finance “trailblazers” converged on Nashville on Feb. 8-9 for the sixth ELFA Women’s Leadership Forum. Attendees engaged in educational sessions focused on the theme “Breaking Barriers and Shaping the Future,” and participated in multiple networking sessions designed to foster new professional connections. Thank you to all attendees, speakers, sponsors and the ELFA Women’s Council for your contributions to this event. To connect to this community of leaders, join the Women4Inclusion LinkedIn group at www.linkedin.com/groups/12189073/.

Attendees took in local sights during an optional pre-Forum “Fun Walk” around downtown Nashville.

Women’s Council Chair Catherine Roddick (left) kicked off the Forum with a “Fireside Chat” with ELFA President and CEO Leigh Lytle.

More than 230 women and men participated in the Forum.

The agenda included interactive sessions.

Participants exchanged insights during breakout sessions.

Erika Gilchrist presented tips for combating professional exhaustion.

Marie Garvey presented a keynote on “Empowering Female Leadership.”

Melissa Hanson from Cat Financial discussed “Prioritizing Well-Being for Performance and Profitable Growth.”

In her session, speaker Katelyn Denning asked, “What Are We Chasing When We Say We Want Better Work-Life Balance?”

Networking was a large part of the Forum. Attendees participated in a networking breakfast, networking lunch, cocktail reception, dine-around and more.

The ELFA Women’s Council held an in-person meeting in Nashville. Members include:
Front Row (L-R): Shirley Pridgen, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, Inc.; Lexie Dressman, CLFP, Huntington Equipment Finance; Kirsten Hawkins, SCJ Commercial Financial Services; Catherine Roddick, Farm Credit Leasing (Chair); Kathy Havlik, CLFP, Key Equipment Finance; Shae Watson, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation; and Jerilyn Nicholsen, Pathward.

Back Row (L-R): Lauren Baingo, DLL; Jerrie Carter, Volvo Financial Services; Maggie Holly, CLFP, Hanmi Bank; Aimee Jackson, Great American Insurance Group; Kim Riggs-Mounger, CLFP, Orion First Financial, LLC; Jacquie Cripe, CLFP, Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc.; Tara Aasand, LTi Technology Solutions; Donna Yanuzzi, 1st Equipment Finance; and Kirsten Dargy, LTi Technology Solutions.

Not Pictured: Deborah Baker, HP Inc.; Leigh Ann Fagan, McKinley Scientific, LLC; Margaret Gutierrez, Key Equipment Finance; Alisa Micarelli, PNC Equipment Finance; Kelsey Musich, Amur Equipment Finance; Carla Potter, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; and Michelle Speranza, LEAF Commercial Capital Inc.

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