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rv-pro.com May 2021 • RV PRO • 35 Lorem ipsum What about being a woman in a male-dominated industry? "As you can imagine, I get this question all the time. I used to hate it. I just wanted to be known for my contribution – what I did, what I worked on, how I showed up," she says. "However, being a woman in a male-dominated industry has been hands-down so helpful – especially in sales. It makes me more memorable, as people expect a dude. They might not remember my name, but they remember 'that gal who works at Hellwig.'" Hellwig White says she once told a consultant, "the thing I was most worried about was being a woman in a male-dominated field. He made me stop talking right then and said he never wanted to hear me say that again. (He said) if I made sure to always be the most prepared person in the room, being a woman would not matter one way or the other – and he was right." And she has been sharing that insight ever since, along with a recommendation to others to volunteer. "Volunteering supports the greater good, gets you connected with people who have the same mindset, and connects you into the larger industry," she says. "You don't do it to make connections, but that is a happy byproduct. Besides, people who volunteer to make things better are the people I want to hang out with." NORTHPOINT COMMERCIAL FINANCE Women making an impact. At Northpoint Commercial Finance, we believe in investing in people. Our high-performing women are transforming the world of commercial finance. Tiffany Thornley (Director of Business Development for Northpoint) is committed to her RV dealers across the western United States, striving every day to provide the very best customer service and knowledge of the industry. 866.781.2420 | northpointcf.com We are thrilled to see RV PRO publicly recognizing Missy for something Tredit and its customers have known for a long time. Missy is one of many women serving in important leadership roles at Tredit, and has remained firmly committed to the task of delivering trust and security within all aspects of the trailer tire and wheel industry throughout her career.

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