ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The iA Institute is proud to announce additions to its premier professional development and networking event: Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance (December 11-13 in Scottsdale, AZ). For this second annual event, we've partnered with two amazing organizations to support girls around the world and women here at home.

For the Good is a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization that targets areas in sub-Saharan Africa where school enrollment is low and works with communities to sensitize parents to the importance of education, and to keep girls in school. Research shows that when girls transition to secondary school they benefit from significantly reduced fertility rates, higher incomes and more decision-making power within their family and community. A portion of each registration fee for Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance will go to support the work of For the Good. Learn more here.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 150 cities in 30 countries and has helped more than one million women work towards self-sufficiency. Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance will be collecting gently used women's business attire and accessories for donation to Dress for Success in Phoenix. Learn more here.

Headlined by entrepreneur and author Bea Wray (What Harvard Taught Me, But My Kids Made Me Learn), and featuring workshops like Bravery Over Perfection and Communicating With Confidence, this year’s agenda is hyper-focused on subjects designed to help women enhance their careers and build stronger networks. "We are really proud of our innovative agenda, but it was also important for us to have an impact on the world outside our industry. This is why we've incorporated a way to focus on these two great women's organizations, For the Good and Dress for Success," said Amy Perkins, president of the iA Institute and chair of Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance.

Stephanie Eidelman, CEO of the iA Institute, added, “Special thanks goes to those organizations that support the advancement of women in consumer and commercial finance. This is not a traditional industry trade show and it requires positive leadership to step forward with financial support to send women to the conference and to sponsor the event. The iA Institute is especially grateful to the following sponsoring companies:

Platinum/Next Gen sponsor: 


Platinum sponsor: 


Gold sponsors: 


CKS Financial


Noble Systems


Womble Bond Dickinson

National Creditors Bar Association

Technology sponsor:

Solutions By Text

Reception sponsor

Severson & Werson

Photography Headshot sponsor:


Workshop sponsors:

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck



About Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance

Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance 2019 will take place December 11-13 in Scottsdale, AZ. The event is for professional women working in consumer or commercial finance at all levels and combines industry-specific professional development with a rich networking environment. This is not just an event where you listen to women talk about women's issues... it's an event designed to get attendees engaged and working together actively to move women's careers forward.

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About the iA Institute

The iA Institute (iA) is a media company that produces handcrafted news, education, events and connection for the consumer and commercial credit & collections industry. The iA team believes that the value of your investment in our content should be undeniable, so we thoughtfully design everything we do with a focus on the details that make a difference.

iA manages insideARM, the iA Research Service, the Best Places to Work in Collections program, the Consumer Relations Consortium & Innovation Council, and events like the Commercial Strategy Workshop, iA Strategy & Tech, and Women in Consumer & Commercial Finance. The iA Institute, under the name insideARM LLC, is a certified woman-owned business.

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