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Ep. 290 – Dive into the journey of Ashley Northcutt, the dynamic President of the National Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN), an organization passionately advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

WAHN, under Ashley’s stewardship, empowers women in the industry through education, active allyship, and fostering meaningful connections.

With a diverse network spanning government agencies, financial institutions, developers, and nonprofits, WAHN is truly reshaping the affordable housing landscape.

Join us as we explore Ashley’s inspiring pivot from a seasoned accounting professional to spearheading this pioneering network full-time.

Tune in for an enriching conversation about affordable housing, diversity, and the power of women in the industry.

Listen in to learn how to pivot from your career and still find success in following the path led by your strength and passion. You will also learn the value of choosing a career in affordable housing, working for a diverse company, and prioritizing community housing.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of supporting other women to help you sustain your level of success
  • The power of saying yes and getting involved with a lot of things in helping you get to the top
  • How to utilize your strengths and passion to pivot your career and still find success
  • The importance of building a career in an organization focused on diversity

In this episode, you will learn:

Ashley on why she decided to pivot to the National Women’s Affordable Housing Network [01:42]

She defines affordable housing plus the creative affordable housing solutions they’re focused on [04:58]

She explains how WAHN is open to all creative affordable housing solutions [06:23]

The role of women in affordable housing, plus how we can sustain our levels of success [07:40]

She describes some of the initiatives that WAHN is planning and the impact they’ll make [09:03]

How WAHN is committed to bridging the gap in the affordable housing industry [15:59]

How she was able to pivot from a secure corporate career and embrace a role at WAHN [18:41]

The three takeaway points Ashley would like to leave you with on housing and career [22:47]