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March 28, 2019
Grow Financial Hosts Women in Leadership Panel
At Grow Financial, diversity and inclusion are what make us who we are. On March 26, we celebrated our diverse culture by hosting our sixth annual Women in Leadership Panel. Our Diversity Committee planned this inspiring event to coincide with Women’s History Month and to recognize the role female leaders play in today’s workplace with the theme “Women Leading the Way.”
We were honored to welcome three local businesswomen to Grow: Kelly Charles-Collins, CEO of HR Legally Speaking and Partner at Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett; Angye Fox, Owner and Broker at AdSizzle Realty, Inc. and Whitney Holtzman, CEO of Social Victories and CMO for NFL, MLB and NHL athletes. These women shared their experiences and gave advice for future leaders.
A key takeaway from the panel was how important pushing yourself can be for women in any industry. “Take the leap, go past your comfort zone, find what fulfills you,” said Fox. Holtzman added, “You deserve to chase the highest level of happiness that works for you.”
We all know that mistakes and failures are part of any great success, but these women had tips for taking that leap into a new career, launching your own business or just stepping into leadership. Charles-Collins shared from her experience how critical it is to have a plan and people around you to help you on your path.
Fox seconded that sentiment from her experience starting her own business saying, “Make sure you surround yourself with good people who can help you get started and point you in the right direction.”
The panel also agreed that it is essential to build up other women as part of the larger effort to promote more women in leadership roles and break the glass ceiling. It’s imperative we learn to lift up other women and understand we are not in a competition. “If she’s succeeding, then you can succeed,” said Charles-Collins. With this attitude women can become stronger advocates for themselves and all women.
When asked about what defines a great leader, Holtzman focused on emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient (EQ). “People remember how you made them feel,” she shared. “The best leaders have a high EQ. They really understand people, know how to relate to them and provide value to people.”
We think Charles-Collins summed up our “Women Leading the Way” panel brilliantly with her encouragement to all women out there, “Leverage your resources and execute your vision.”
Thank you to our special guests for helping us celebrate our culture of diversity and inspiring us with your stories of success as female leaders.
How to Find Your Routing & Account Numbers
When you make a payment online, by phone or on a mobile device, you may be asked for our routing number and your checking account number. Credit unions and banks use these numbers to identify accounts and make sure money gets where it’s supposed to be. You’ll also need to provide your routing and checking account numbers for:
- Direct deposits
- Electronic checks
- Military allotments
- Wire transfers
Where to Find Your Routing & Checking Account Numbers
Your personal checks include both our routing number and your account number, as shown on the Grow check example below.
Don’t have a Grow check? No worries.
Visit any Grow store and ask for a Direct Deposit Form. It lists both your routing number and checking account number.
Making a Loan Payment
When it comes to making payments, we try to make it as painless as possible to pay your loan every month. We have several different ways to pay, including convenient online options.
You have two ways to pay online by transferring funds from another bank or credit union.
- Grow Online Banking (Preferred payment method for any loan)
This is the simplest way to pay your loan. You can make one-time payments or set up automatic recurring payments in Grow Online Banking. Once you log in, select “Transfer/Payments” from the menu. If you’re not enrolled in Grow Online Banking yet, you can set up your account in just a few minutes.
- Debit Card or ACH (Available for auto, personal loans and HELOCs)
Note: ACH and debit card payments are not available for credit cards or most mortgages, except HELOCs.
We accept ACH payments with no additional fees or Mastercard® and Visa® debit cards with a convenience fee of $4.95. To get started with an online ACH or debit card payment, select Pay Now below.
Pay by Mail
You can also pay any Grow loan by check through the mail. Please remember to include your account number and Grow loan number on the check. (For credit card payments, please do not write your 16-digit credit card number on the check, which can cause a delay in processing the payment.)
Address for auto, credit card, personal loan and HELOC payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for personal first or second mortgages and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733
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