About This Event

This forum is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Oklahoma City Branch, in partnership with:

Who Should Attend?

Mid- to senior-level women leaders in the financial services industry.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

By attending the 2024 Women in Banking Forum, you can earn up to 6 CPE credits for which no prerequisite is required. A sign-up sheet will be available at the event.

Fields of Study:

  • Specialized Knowledge – Up to 2 credits available
  • Personal Development – Up to 6 credits available

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Live

Learning Objective:

To provide leaders in banking with industry, leadership and professional development knowledge that will enhance their careers and networks.

For information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and program cancellations, please contact us at 303-572-2394.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: External Linkwww.nasbaregistry.org.


A hotel group rate is available for $147/night at the Renaissance Waterford through Monday, March 4. External LinkBook your room here.


March 26, 2024

8:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tara Humston
| Speaker Senior Vice President - Supervision and Risk Management Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
9:10 a.m.

Living the Unbalanced Life

Work/life balance has been debated for decades, yet it seems as though women are no closer to finding it. Juggling home, kids, careers, community obligations and, hopefully, some time to just enjoy life. But what is balance exactly? Would we know we had it if we achieved it? Be inspired as Erin Engelke answers these questions, and many more, challenging you to think about this topic in a new and unconventional way.

Erin Engelke
| Speaker Chief Executive Officer, Calm Waters
10:10 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Hiring Retention Strategy

What’s Happening in the Banking Industry?
Hear updates on banking conditions in the nation and Tenth District, including information on balance sheet trends, credit conditions, and the shifting liquidity landscape. This presentation will also highlight emerging risk issues facing depository institutions.

Dara Wanzer, Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources, BancFirst
| Speaker Hiring Retention Strategy
Kalyn Yzaguirre, Managing Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch
| Speaker What’s Happening in the Banking Industry?
Elizabeth Williams, Managing Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch
| Speaker What’s Happening in the Banking Industry?
11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Leadership Fireside Chat

During this lunchtime session, hear from Tara Humston on her leadership and career journey at the Federal Reserve Bank.

Tara Humston
| Speaker Senior Vice President - Supervision and Risk Management Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

FedNow: The Future of Banking
The Federal Reserve System launched the first new payment rail in almost 50 years in 2023. Is your organization ready to capitalize on instant payments? This service enables financial institutions and other service providers to offer innovative instant payment solutions that support a broad range of transaction types and use cases for businesses and consumers alike. Join Joni Hopkins Vice President - Federal Reserve Financial Services to learn about FedNow functionality, use case opportunities, and research on U.S. instant payments demand. Plus, learn about resources available today to help your organization embrace instant payments transformation with an actionable strategy for FedNow Service implementation.

Leading During Crisis and Beyond
Leadership is crucial to any organization, during a crisis or not. However, mix a crisis with weak leadership and the outcome will be chaotic and possibly fatal to the organization. During this session, you will learn core leadership qualities that must exist if you want to be an effective leader when a crisis arises.

Joni Hopkins, Vice President, Federal Reserve Financial Services Customer Relations
| Speaker FedNow: The Future of Banking
Alicia Wade, President and Chief Operating Officer, Valliance Bank
| Speaker Leading During Crisis and Beyond
2:00 p.m.


2:20 p.m.

The Value Matrix: Elevating Your Performance

Gain the tools and insights to amplify your visibility, provide enhanced clarity, and supercharge your performance using a value matrix. In this session you'll learn how to strategically align your actions and contributions with the expected value within your organization, boosting your impact and recognition. You’ll also learn the art of generating new value by fostering innovation and creativity within your role, leading to tangible improvements in performance and results. Whether you're a seasoned professional seeking to enhance your leadership capabilities or an aspiring individual aiming to make a lasting impression, this session will equip you with the skills and strategies needed to excel.

Michelle Dahl
| Speaker Founder, Belle Growth Partners and The Female Roundtable
3:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Sarah Dickson
| Speaker Director of Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
4:00 p.m.