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AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

I sincerely appreciate AFSA Women’s Leadership Council celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) and Women’s History Month (WHM). I currently Co-Chair the Citi Women’s Network Chapter in the Washington, DC Area, and as we have worked on aligned initiatives this month, I’ve been thinking a lot about what WHM means. To me, it represents momentum and inspiration. Momentum, because there is tangible progress and growth for professional women. Increasingly women are not just at the table, they’re at the head! Our firm is led by the first female Wall Street CEO.  I am continually inspired by people I work with or know that are collectively pushing, blurring or erasing boundaries to make inclusion in the workplace a reality rather than an aspiration. I’m grateful to be even a small part of helping support women around me. My career has focused on working in law, finance, and government affairs – none female-dominated fields. But that’s changing too. I would have loved to tell (and somehow to have convinced) my younger self that mistakes are teachable moments where growth and improvement take root. Thankfully, I’ve been fortunate to have several influential mentors – both women and men – throughout my career, each that provided cherished guidance. A mentor from a general counsel’s office early in my career had a favorite saying, “The time to take a tart is when the tarts are being passed.” He taught me to seize opportunity and accept change when it’s there being offered to you for the taking. Have faith, make the leap, and take the tart!

Women’s History Month | Meg Michiels
Mar 13, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

I sincerely appreciate AFSA Women’s Leadership Council celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) and Women’s History… Read the rest

PayNearMe Introduces Smart Switch™ to Enable Card Processing Redundancy for Lenders
Mar 12, 2024

Every minute of downtime lenders experience is expensive—leading to missed payments, high customer service costs and reputational risks. By connecting lenders to multiple merchant processors through a single platform integration,… Read the rest

Women’s History Month | Ronda Cepeda
Mar 12, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

What has been the most important lesson? 
Embracing my uniqueness. As a woman, it’s essential to recognize and celebrate… Read the rest

Women’s History Month | Yordanka Martin
Mar 12, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

What do you wish you of today could have told the younger you about building a career?
I wish I could tell my younger self to focus… Read the rest

Women’s History Month | Suzi Straffon
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry. 

What has been the most important lesson? 

Keep going and continue to work hard. You never know what’s around the next corner!… Read the rest

Women’s History Month | Bethany Slomski-Rangel
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

What has been the most important lesson? 

The most important lesson I’ve learned stems from a profound piece of advice given… Read the rest

Women’s History Month | Heather Slyman
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry. 

My career started as a Programmer/Analyst at Boeing and later led to 21 Years in lending, 11 years of that in auto finance,… Read the rest

Industry Expertise | Strategic Video Engagement: The Game-Changer in Future-Ready Auto Finance
Mar 07, 2024

AFSA’s Industry Expertise allows Business Partners to provide thought leadership and best practices information directly with AFSA member companies. For more information about taking part, contact Grace McGurn.

Behind the Wheel: AlliedRead the rest

A Case for Rules of the Road
Mar 06, 2024

Across our country, American households have faced several years of challenging economic times. Inflation, while the rate is decreasing, has taken a serious bite out of everyone’s monthly budgets for such basic goods as gas and groceries.… Read the rest

AFSA on Colorado’s HB 1148
Feb 29, 2024

This week, AFSA’s State Government Affairs team sent a comment letter to the Colorado General Assembly regarding its HB 1148 on consumer lending laws.

In the letter AFSA raises concerns that if passed as drafted the bill will worsen access … Read the rest

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