Introducing STRIPES Leadership Program in Partnership with Monitor

Lisa Rafter, publisher of Monitor, the leading source of industry news and resources for equipment leasing & finance professionals, announced the formation of Rafter Educational Programs, LLC, and the launch of STRIPES Leadership Program. STRIPES is a professional and personal leadership development program designed with purpose and intent to build, challenge and inspire best-in-class leaders within the equipment finance industry.

Building on Monitor’s long history of collaboration with top industry leaders, STRIPES Leadership Program offers the industry’s best and brightest the opportunity to accelerate their professional and personal development in pursuit of excellence and fulfillment to support real, lasting growth and change.

The 10-month, certificate granting program provides immersive training delivered by recognized industry leaders and best-in-class leadership experts, including a partnership with global management consultancy firm, Gap International, Inc. STRIPES offers rich components that build sustainably competitive transformations on both a personal and professional level.

STRIPES Curriculum includes:

  • Breakthrough Leadership Self-Assessment (BLSA) In Partnership with Gap International
  • 3 Day Breakthrough Intensive Program In Partnership with Gap International
  • Individual 3-5 Year Living Leadership Development Plan
  • Mentor/Mentee Program
  • Master Talks with Recognized Industry Leaders
  • Master Workshops with Recognized Industry Leaders and Best-in-Class Leadership Experts
  • Breakthrough Reflection Sessions
  • Independent Cohort Working Groups
  • Certification and Minimum Requirements

“During the 10 months, STRIPES participants will take a deep look at themselves, their companies, our industry and the world around them. They’ll be moved and inspired, they’ll be confronted and challenged, and they’ll ultimately take ground and develop into the leaders, and creators, of our future industry,” Lisa Rafter, STRIPES Leadership Program CEO and Founder, said.

STRIPES Outcomes:

  • Greater personal, professional and industry awareness
  • Mindset and behavioral changes
  • Refined understanding of success and fulfillment
  • Refined understanding of diverse leadership models and styles
  • Development plan and accountability
  • Possibilities for additional organizational exposure, experience and responsibilities
  • Unleash potential opportunities for succession and promotions
  • Exposure to recognized innovation and leadership experts
  • Stronger industry networks
  • Greater depth and breadth of industry talent

“The power of STRIPES is the richness or tapestry of its offerings – there’s nothing in the equipment finance industry like it or in any industry like it,” Susan Campbell, Executive Director of STRIPES, said.

For more information about how to become a STRIPES Leader and the STRIPES Leadership Program, contact or visit

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