Bringing More Women to the Table A Note From LIFT-DC Board Member Stephanie Eidelman

Stephanie Eidelman is the Founder of Women in Consumer Finance Leadership Summit. She is a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization (WPO), is a 2023 VV Grow Fellow, serves on the Washington, D.C. Council of Vital Voices Global Partnership, and has served on the LIFT-DC Board for two years. Stephanie tells us the story of why she chose to join LIFT-DC’s Board and play a pivotal role in building a more equitable future for DC’s community.  

Why I LIFT: 

Women make nearly 90% of personal/family financial decisions but represent only 24% of leadership positions in financial services.   

That’s why in 2018 I co-founded Women in Consumer Finance, a serious leadership development event and an intimate, high-energy experience where attendees make genuine friendships, build stronger networks, enhance their executive skills, and dedicate time to their career aspirations. 

I learned about LIFT soon after I launched this annual leadership development summit for women in the consumer finance field. My mission is to provide the sense of confidence and belonging that we all need to advance in our careers, and to get more women to the tables where decisions are being made about financial products and services.  

Also, in a new phase of life, I was searching for a board service opportunity. LIFT was the perfect match because of its heavy focus on building financial stability and because the members in DC are primarily women and moms. 

I joined the LIFT-DC board 2 years ago and I’ve never looked back. I’m incredibly proud to support this amazing organization that helps families reduce debt, build wealth, and not only break the cycle of poverty but build community and change lives.