Financial Inclusion as an Avenue to Building Community with Janie Bright, AFC®
This week, Rachael sits down with longtime AFCPE Member, Janie Bright, AFC®. Janie is a self-described passionate credit union employee who has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years. She began her journey as a Credit Union teller, where she saw firsthand the issues that individuals and families face in relation to their finances. Today, she serves as the Vice President of Financial Inclusion and Community Strategy and shares all that she’s learned along the way.
In this episode, Janie reminds us about the power of mentorship – there are coaches all around you; the importance of financial inclusion – the only thing that separates us from others is our situations; and the value of doing well by doing good.
2:17 Into her career journey
6:10 Working in the credit union & banking space
8:42 How being an AFC® has enhanced her impact
9:46 Her experience serving on a nonprofit board
12:01 Symposium memories and highlights
14:52 How Janie defines financial inclusion
19:16 Janie’s final 2 cents