Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Women in Banking

October 8, 2015

About this event

Nearly 120 women in senior level or high-potential middle management positions in the banking industry were nominated by their organization's president or CEO to attend this event, which addressed topics critical to bankers today.

Event topics included:
  • A regional economic update
  • Regional banking conditions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Creating and cultivating diverse networks, teams and boards

Attendees also received information about Federal Reserve resources available to bankers and had the opportunity to develop a professional network with Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City staff and with other attendees.

The event took place October 8, 2015, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver Branch. 

Event materials
Presentations from the event are available on the agenda tab. View photos from the event.

Contact Information

Public Affairs
816-881-2000

Agenda

  • Welcome, Opening Remarks and Emerging Trends in the Regional Economy An update on the regional economy. Alison Felix
    Vice President and Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver Branch
  • Keynote Speaker “Advancement Strategies for Women Leaders” Lilly Marks
    Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Colorado Executive Vice Chancellor, Anschutz Medical Campus Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Board of Directors
  • Roundtable Exercise Attendees will discuss the leadership strategies that have proven effective in their careers. Tammy Edwards
    Vice President, Public Affairs and Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Banking Conditions in the Denver Zone

    Community bank performance, emerging risks and top concerns of banks.

    Richard Thorne
    Assistant Vice President, Supervision and Risk Management, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver Branch
  • Creating and Cultivating Diverse Networks, Teams and Boards

    Understand and leverage cultural differences. Attendees will discuss how to cultivate their CQ (Cultural Intelligence) to create diverse networks, teams and Boards. CQ exercise.

    Andrea Hendricks
    Assistant Vice President and Deputy Director of the Office of Minority & Women Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Federal Reserve Resources for Bankers Ariel Cisneros
    Senior Community Development Advisor, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver Branch | Community Development

    Relationships, research and resources

    Sarah McLaughlin
    Manager, Consumer Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver Branch | Consumer Affairs

    Elevated consumer compliance risk

    Sara Nielsen
    Manager, Supervision and Risk Management, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver Branch | Information Technology

    IT issues: cybersecurity, payments and vendor management 

  • Keynote Speaker “The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy” Esther George
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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