Alison Carrizales and Jenna Ward have been honored with inclusion in The Secured Lender's Annual "Women in Secured Finance" issue, published April 2022. The list features 60 inspiring women who "exemplify excellence and have distinguished themselves within the secured finance industry." They represent the various sectors of the Secured Finance Network's member organizations, including banks, law firms, appraisal and consulting firms, fintech companies and institutional capital providers.
They were honored as part of the publication’s theme, Leading the Way Forward, which highlights women who have had a significant impact on the industry’s future. In addition to their recognition, both Alison and Jenna shared their perspective on success in the profession as women.
Alison shared insights for women beginning their career by emphasizing the benefits of building relationships both in and out of the workplace. She also shared tips for women to maintain a work-life balance by blocking off time in the day for exercise and meditation along with surrounding themselves with colleagues who do the same.
Jenna offered her thoughts on building confidence to express her strengths and successes clearly and comfortably within her work. Additionally, she highlighted the important role of mentors throughout her professional career, learning ways to develop negotiation skills, client relationships and opportunities to grow in her field.