Transforming & Moving Forward With Finance of America's S.V.P.

Behind the Scenes with Ashley Honoré Smith

Finance of America Reverse's Ashley Honoré Smith talks missed opportunities, paying it forward, and attending college at 16!

I've had the opportunity to connect with and learn from executives of major brands at MediaPost's Insider Summits. In the process I've discovered some truly impressive women -- not only for the work they do, but their stories behind the scenes. With Brand Insider: BTS, I get to pull back the curtain on some of the most influential women marketers as they talk about their path to success: the twists and turns, obstacles, inspirations and the valuable lessons learned along the way.

“I hope this is encouraging for people to say, if you know your strengths and you have enough wherewithal to close the gaps where you know they exist, go for the role.” Ashley Honoré Smith went for the role at Finance of America Reverse even though her qualifications didn’t quite check off all the boxes. Cut to four years later, and she’s definitely closed the gaps; most recently being promoted to S.V.P of Brand & Strategic Communications, Finance of America Companies. In this episode of Brand Insider: BTS, Ashley tells me she hopes her story will encourage women to stop holding themselves back and to be aspirational. She also shares why she’d advise her younger self to be more curious, what mentorships and the value of organizations like Chief provide and her big plans for her “Brady Bunch house.” You can watch the entire conversation here:


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