Jennie Raymer: From Growing Up in a Tight-Knit Family to Breaking Barriers in the Financial Industry

Posted by TFOCB Studios on March 9, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Jennie Raymer is a mortgage lender and our most recent member to join the lineup of Podcast Co-Hosts on The Face of Community & Business. Jennie talks about her upbringing in Gurnee, Illinois, where she was born to parents who were both teachers. 

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Despite not having a lot, Jennie grew up surrounded by love, music, and spiritualness, which has had a profound impact on her life.

Jennie's journey to self-awareness started when she began acknowledging who she wanted to be and taking accountability for her actions. She wanted to be more than just a good person in words but in deeds. This realization has been the driving force behind her passion and has helped her become the woman she is today.

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Jennie has been in the mortgage and business industry for many years, having started in the auto industry and worked her way up. She understands consumer loans and has extensive experience in the residential mortgage sector. Jennie's journey has not been without challenges, particularly in male-dominated industries. 

She had to learn how to be unapologetically herself, speak her mind, and choose the words she wanted to say. Jennie has overcome the challenges she faced and has become more resilient and able to navigate uncomfortable waters.

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Jennie talks about the difference between men and women's work experiences, particularly as a mother of three. Jennie's journey is a testament to the power of self-awareness and determination. She has shown that it is possible to be successful in a male-dominated industry while still being true to oneself.

Jennie's story is a source of inspiration and motivation for anyone looking to break into any industry. Her advice to young women is to be unapologetically themselves, to speak their minds, and to choose the words they want to say. 

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She encourages young women not to allow others to dictate who they should be based on their perception. Jennie's story is a reminder that one's upbringing and past experiences can shape one's present and future.

Jennie's story is a powerful reminder that determination, resilience, and self-awareness are key to achieving success in any industry. Jennie's journey is a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and the willingness to be true to oneself. Her story is an inspiration to anyone who is looking to break into any industry and is a reminder that with the right mindset, anything is possible.