ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Women in Consumer Finance and The iA Institute are proud to announce the 2021 Women in Consumer Finance Mentorship Program. The program will help women in financial services start new mentoring relationships this year. 

Applications for mentors and mentees are due by September 15th. Any woman in financial services is eligible. There is no cost to participate and attendance at the conference is not required, but it is encouraged. (Find out more about Women in Consumer Finance 2021.) 

“As I think back on my career, I realize that nobody ever really took me under their wing," said iA CEO and Women in Consumer Finance Chair Stephanie Eidelman. "Although I've achieved success, I can't help but wonder how it might have been different if I had a stronger hand guiding me along the way. That's why I am thrilled to announce the WCF Mentorship Program. It will help female professionals in consumer finance find a guide, a real champion, someone who can help them focus on specific goals or outcomes that lead to professional growth. And we want to give professionals who have established careers the chance to be that guide and champion."

The program will match mentor and mentee applicants based on need, interest, and compatibility. Once matches have been set, the program will introduce the mentorship pairs and provide agendas and materials participants can use to kick-start a new mentoring relationship. Women in Consumer Finance will also recognize the program and its participants at the event (December 6-8 in Scottsdale and December 13-15 online). 

The Women in Consumer Finance Mentorship Program is generously supported by RedKnot Third-Party Risk Solutions

Carol Pittman, CEO of RedKnot, added: “The Mentor and Mentee relationship brings the perfect balance of personal discovery through guided interactions with one’s experienced mentor, and accountability for action towards growth. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about yourself in a nurturing and confidential environment. I am grateful to have both perspectives and continue to derive value from what I learned in a variety of settings.”

Learn more about the program, sign up for updates, and apply to be a mentor or a mentee here

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