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A Mammogram Saved Me

A Mammogram Saved Me

Back in 2003, I joined Susan G. Komen to get involved and raise awareness after reading her story. I participated in walks, wore a pink scarf during the month of October, tied a pink ribbon to my phone, and read about developments. I remember a former co-worker asked why I have the ribbon on my phone, and I explained it’s to bring awareness to breast cancer; initially, she thought it was because it had something to do with me, a family member, a friend, etc. Well, at the time, no; I was just being an advocate. I was in my …

Women in Leadership: Why I Choose to Empower

Women in Leadership: Why I Choose to Empower

I was raised in a Lebanese and Mexican household with three brothers. Growing up, I felt suppressed and was told how women should act and what we can and cannot do. But since I am stubborn, outspoken, and strong-willed, I proved, not only to myself but to others, that the expectations the world has for women are not always right. By sharing a few of my accomplishments while working at the TMX Finance® Family of Companies, maybe I can inspire other women, girls, and -most importantly -my daughter to take action, work hard for what they want, keep their heads …

Why You Should #LoveWhereYouWork

Why You Should #LoveWhereYouWork

When you begin a career journey, you aim to find a place that is going to be where you want to retire from. A career is separate from a job. A career is somewhere you can invest in the company and they will invest in you. Before I began my journey with TitleMax® I was a department manager at a local grocery store. I felt as if I had met my growth potential in my current role and wanted to expand into something I am more passionate about. I decided I wanted to work in the finance industry because I …

Women in Leadership Spotlight – Kelley Frazier

Women in Leadership Spotlight – Kelley Frazier

You started as a CSR and are now a Certified GM Trainer. Tell us about your journey. I started as a Customer Service Representative back in 2012. I didn’t even know what the title of a vehicle looked like. I worked as a CSR in TitleMax® of Conway for a year and a half. During that time, I was the over-achiever, always volunteering to run errands and help other stores with staffing, and I craved the Goal Board like no other. Once I was actually given the position as Assistant Store Manager, I was already there mentally. I stayed in …

Lead Like Women: Who Empowers Me

Lead Like Women: Who Empowers Me

Let me tell you about my mom, Joan Callahan! She went from a stay-at-home mom and wife to a single mom of five overnight. She managed to give my siblings and me a great childhood despite her own struggles. I can’t imagine how many times she went without, so that we didn’t have to. I have learned so many things from my mom’s parenting style and have applied it to how I raised my kids. She taught us that success isn’t measured by how much money you make, but by how much of an impact you make on another person. …

Lead Like Women: Who Empowers Me

Lead Like Women: Who Empowers Me

One of my favorite things to do is watch and participate in sports. As a former collegiate soccer player (over a decade ago), I was blessed with the opportunity to play with and against some of the best women athletes in the country. My teammates and coaches pushed me physically, mentally, and emotionally every day to be the best version of myself. Fast forward to a decade later, I ran and worked out every chance I could get – but once I had my third child, I lost my motivation and didn’t have anyone to hold me accountable. Three months …

Lead Like Women: My Hero

Lead Like Women: My Hero

When we think of heroes, we oftentimes envision a character who wears a cape and has supernatural powers. However, my hero became my hero at a very young age, when I was just 2 years old. My hero is my older sister, Lynne Davis. She and I were neglected and abused as children by our mother, and when left alone for what felt like weeks, she fed, cleaned, and protected me. She was 3 and I was 2 years old. My sister kept me alive. We survived because of her.   Not long after those terrible conditions, we both were …

Lead Like Women: Why I Choose to Empower

Lead Like Women: Why I Choose to Empower

Most women in leadership roles at the TMX Finance® Family of Companies inspire me. Despite their hectic lives, they get up every day with passion and enthusiasm for our industry. They get out of their comfort zone and venture into the unknown, all while remaining positive and bringing high energy.  They want to see everyone reach their full potential. They don’t seek to build their kingdom; they genuinely seek to build people! These are true leaders, and that is so inspiring to me! I’ve been with the TMX Finance® Family of Companies for seven years. I started as a Customer …

#TMXCareerLove – Share Your Story

#TMXCareerLove – Share Your Story

As a 31-year-old wife and mother, I have always struggled with finding that perfect balance of having a career that would allow me time with my family. I love how this Company has given me that perfect balance that allows me to enjoy building my career while still maintaining my home life. Being the wife of a first responder has its own set of challenges, but ones that have taught me to take each day as a blessing and to enjoy every day with no regrets. My son is by far my greatest accomplishment and my biggest blessing. So, it …

Meet Violeta Banuelos

Meet Violeta Banuelos

At the TMX Finance® Family of Companies, women are leading the way. They’re mothers, mentors, military veterans, community volunteers, and operators. Our women are leaders. Read all the interviews we held in our Women of the 20th blog series to learn how they each became the leaders they are today. Tell us about your tenure with the Company, including promotions and moves, and provide a brief description of your current role. “I started my career as a General Manager with the TMX Finance® Family of Companies in 2012. When I was offered the position of Business Service Manager in 2017, …