As many know, the month of March is dedicated as a time to acknowledge the contributions women have made to our society (both in the past, and through ongoing efforts). All year round, our content team at PDCflow tries to create a platform for women in the financial services industry to share their expertise and help others grow and learn.
We've interviewed some for educational articles, we've used their insights to learn about new regulations and changing industry landscapes, and we've even gotten to know people like Amy Perkins, Linda Straub Jones, Robin Cole and others through spotlight interviews, where they were gracious enough to share so much about their professional journeys.
In keeping with this tradition, we wanted to close out Women's History Month, 2021, by introducing our readership to three more amazing women, Gena Howard, Kim Howell and Ashlee Hyden, who are all assets to the consumer finance industry and an inspiration to others.
How long have you worked in the industry? What does your current position entail?
What do you like about your job and/or working in the industry?
What have you found to be your biggest challenge or hurdle in your career so far?
The pandemic shook our industry hard like many others. A hurdle we had to face was having to maintaining a sense of stability and support for our agencies to lean on. The burnout and heartbreak was real across the board.
It was hard to know and listen to companies having to make hard decisions between laying off staff, closing doors, or transitioning to a remote environment if their business wasn't prepared to do so. We helped as much as we could with some of that support.
Seeing where we are now, the movement forward and willingness to adapt and pivot has been incredible to experience and work through together. Our industry is resilient.