SVP of marketing & sales
As the SVP of marketing & sales at HomEquity Bank, Yvonne Ziomecki certainly knows a thing or two about networks. The power of a strong network and support system is Ziomecki’s secret to consistent results – and to achieving the coveted work-life balance. “Balancing work with personal life, especially the needs of my children and finding time for myself, it’s not always easy,” she says. “Having a strong support network is key – and wearing heels all day is challenging!”
Humour aside, she addresses the industry’s gender gap by insisting that she has met many impressive women during her career thus far, but she feels there’s always room for more. As a follower of Women in the Mortgage Industry, a group dedicated to raising awareness of the issues women face in the field, Ziomecki lauds the efforts of such organizations and women as a whole to continue growing and developing female leaders.
While she feels the challenges facing women in the mortgage industry are vast, her outlook is far from conventional when it comes to tackling them. “I don’t think of challenges anymore,” she says. “I think of what has to be done, then focus on getting it done.”