Women in Leadership


Tracie Duncan

Senior Director, Credit A/R & Collections, adidas

Jan Estep

President and CEO, Association

Karen Koenig

Director – Customer Financial Services, WESCO Distribution

Eileen Dignen

Head of Cash Management & Commercial Card, Bank of the West


[00:09] Host: So to start off. Welcome ladies! We are so happy to have you here today and to be hosting this session. So you each have made some bold moves in your careers. What prompted you, what motivated you to make changes. Was it serendipity or was it careful planning? [00:30] Eileen Dignen: So, first up the one thing, we did not discuss. Wow. So for me, it was a little bit of both. I started my career as an external auditor and after two and a half years in public accounting, I became an internal auditor where I worked for our Michelin, the tire company that's also headquartered in our area in South Carolina. And in the course of being an internal auditor, I had the privilege of auditing various areas of the company and audited. And one day I audited credit and strangely enough decided that's where I wanted my career to go. So after auditing the credit organization I very strategically aligned myself with a mentor within the credit organization. And I truly believe that was the key to success for me in really understanding where I wanted to go and make that relationship, not just…

What you'll learn

Company leadership around the world remains unbalanced, with women accounting for less than a quarter of management positions globally. Join finance leaders as they share their thoughts on what business leaders and individual employees could do to combat the gender gap and create a greater balance and representation in the C-suite.

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