Women Leaders Of Real Estate: “Have the confidence to be heard” With Deborah Woodhead of AKAM

“As women, it’s important for us to continue to understand and see the opportunities that exist and push to be part of it. AKAM creates opportunities for all genders and educational backgrounds, and creativity is encouraged at all levels. A great deal of our Senior Directors and Management group are led by women. When you walk into an Executive meeting, it is refreshing to see a balance of gender. Women need to continue to feel empowered and have the confidence to be heard. We need to support, guide and mentor our younger generation to encourage this continual advancement.”
Deborah Woodhead

As Vice President of Corporate Finance, Deborah Woodhead is responsible for delivery of best practices, overseeing AKAM’s financial operations for corporate reporting. Deborah ensures that all financial daily transactions and controls are in place, all Financials documents are compliant with best accounting practices and works together with the CFO on creation of annual budgets, forecasts and projections. Deborah is a financial and operational management professional with over 30 years of experience in Industrial Manufacturing and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Newbury College. In her free time, Deborah enjoys spending time with her family, trips to Disney, walking and jet skiing.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us the “backstory” about what brought you to the Real Estate industry?

Prior to my current role, I was actually the VP of Finance for a manufacturing company! I had been in that position for 34years so when the opportunity to join the AKAM team came along, I admit I was a little hesitant at first. After mulling it over for a few days, I had decided that I was ready to make the change and was so excited to start working with AKAM. While Property management is a bit different than the manufacturing industry, the values are still the same: superior customer service with exceptional leadership, paired with unending management oversight to enhance our client properties and products.

Read the full interview at Authority Magazine.

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