Monitor Launches W, a Monitor Suite Series Focused on Women in Equipment Finance

Monitor, the leading source of news for the equipment finance industry, has introduced Monitor W as part of Monitor Suite, the preeminent subscription platform for exclusive, premium equipment finance industry content.

Monitor W is the industry’s first and only mixed media platform of premium content developed by and for women in the equipment finance industry. Monitor W debuted “Women for Women: Honest Conversations,” a three-part Member Live+ series. In the first two livestreams, which aired Nov. 16 and Nov. 29, Monitor Publisher Lisa Rafter and NextGen women led a Q&A with extraordinary, trailblazing women who explored the range and truth of their full life experiences. Designed to create conversations that will have a powerful, lasting effect and benefit everyone in the industry, the first two parts of the livestream series explored many topics, including:

  • How could the industry benefit from having more women in leadership roles?
  • How can we make leadership more attractive and accessible to women?
  • What does it take for women to achieve and maintain a seat at the table?
  • How have trailblazing women overcome adversity in their careers?
  • What are the best ways for women to support each other?
  • What can male colleagues do to become strong allies for women in the spirit of partnership and equals?
  • How can veterans and women who are newer to the industry sponsor and learn from each other?
  • What does it take to show up as your authentic self?
  • How did you find your own voice and start taking risks?
  • Work-life integration: Can it exist?

The first installment of “Women for Women: Honest Conversations” featured panelists: Aylin Cankardes, president and founder, Rockwell Financial Group; Valerie Jester, president, Brandywine Capital; Debbie Monosson, president and CEO, Boston Financial & Equity Corporation; Amrita Patel, executive vice president, group head, Wells Fargo; Linda Redding, head of Equipment Finance, J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking and Q&A Leaders Kathy Havlik, vice president and district manager, Key Equipment Finance; Jullian Munson, vice president, Process and Automation and Lisa Rafter, publisher, Monitor.

The second installment of “Women for Women: Honest Conversations” featured panelists: Deborah Baker, head of Worldwide Leasing and Financing, HP;  Laurie Bakke, president, Western Equipment Finance; Nancy Robles, president, Eastern Funding; Peggy Tomcheck, CEO, Aspen Capital; Vanessa Andel, customer success coach, Leasepath; Amy Majeskie, SVP, Wells Fargo Vendor Finance and Lisa Rafter, publisher, Monitor.

Here’s what people are saying:

“As a woman in the industry, I was inspired by the candid and motivating conversation on today’s panel. Talking about failure is often a neglected topic in a world where perfection is celebrated; these amazing women took the time to drive home that failure is not only important for growth, it’s essential for success.”

“This panel discussion was really packed with so much and it genuinely felt like a conversation — powerful, fun, insightful and memorable stuff. These women were delightful to be with. They’re excellent role models who inspire and sponsor each other for the benefit of our industry.”

“As a woman who is brand new to equipment finance, listening to Monitor W’s ‘Honest Conversations’ women’s panel was invaluable. I’m still learning about the industry and I truly believe that hearing other women’s leadership stories can and will prepare me to navigate the industry. I feel newly empowered to be bold, stand for myself, and know that I have other women’s support.”

“The caliber of this content is why I decided to join Monitor Suite”.

Beginning Dec. 7, Monitor W will also offer bi-weekly podcasts with women leaders and will serve as a dedicated platform to give women in the industry an ongoing voice in equipment finance.

In addition to content exclusively focused on women in equipment finance, Monitor Suite members have access to exclusive premium content, such as: Reels, Suite’s documentary video series; Data, Monitor’s full library of data reports including the Monitor 100; Three Minutes, an equipment finance profile video series; Member Live+ content including quarterly livestreams with an industry recognized economist; and member-only in person events for a bundled subscription fee of $149 a year.

The third installment ofWomen for Women: Honest Conversations” will be held on Dec. 5. Join Monitor Suite today to add this events to your calendar.

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