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Equipment Leasing & Finance

Women's Leadership Forum

May-June 2022

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Women’s Leadership Forum Blazes New Trails

“We are here to blaze a trail like never before!” exclaimed ELFA Women’s Council Chair Jennifer Fanz as she kicked off the Women’s Leadership Forum, April 11-12 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. A diverse crowd of more than 240 industry leaders from around the country—representing a wide range of positions, industry sectors and experience levels—enjoyed a packed agenda of learning and networking. See more photos.


IMG_5336In a powerful panel moderated by Jennifer Fanz, equipment finance execs shared personal stories about their roads to success. L-R: Fanz; Melissa Donaldson, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Wintrust Financial; Nancy Pistorio, Foundation Chair and President, Madison Capital; Zack Marsh, CFO, Orion First Financial; and Eileen Schoonmaker, President & General Manager, Operations, DLL.


ELFA_2022-7095Jennifer Fanz, Chair of the ELFA Women’s Council and Senior Manager, Finance Organization Development at Intuitive Surgical Inc., kicked off the Forum.


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Business Consultant Christy Riegert shared “Professional Mindfulness” techniques.















ELFA_2022-7314 copyNeonu Jewell’s breakout session, “Examining Imposter Syndrome,” shared strategies for overcoming feelings of self-doubt that can stifle success.


ELFA_2022-7179In her keynote “Imperfect, Impactful Leadership,” Elise Holtzman advised attendees to embrace discomfort. Her breakout session, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” addressed how to create a career path forward.


IMG_5329Mary Abbajay delivered a spirited keynote on her best-selling book, “Managing Up—Working Successfully With Any Type of Boss.”


IMG_5390Early-birds watched the sun rise over Lake Michigan on the Fun Walk.


IMG_5351Networking was a large part of the Forum, and in the session “Igniting Relationships” Rhonda Miele, Global Program Manager, Commercial Academy, DLL had attendees practice and build their networking skills.

 

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  • WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP