About this event

The Federal Reserve System invites you to virtually join the fifth annual Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking. The forum is designed to gather high potential middle management to senior level minority leaders in the financial services sector and deliver industry, leadership and professional development experiences that will enhance their careers and networks.

Event topics will include:

  • Panel with top leaders in America
  • Economic updates
  • Professional development conversations
  • Diversity and inclusion strategies
  • Virtual networking opportunities
  • And much more!

See the full list of speaker and panelist biographies External Linkhere.


Who should attend?

Senior level or high potential middle management minority bank leaders interested in industry, leadership and professional development.

Event details


Zoom Webinar

CPE Credits

For instructions on how to receive CPE credits for your participation and more information on each qualifying session’s learning objectives, please access External Linkthis form.

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.


Day 1:

Creating an Edge: Making Your Hard Work Work Harder for You

  • Virtual

What is “edge”? If you are lucky enough to have it, you are endowed with a unique advantage. You execute faster, are confident, have experience and an established network, and are so naturally positioned that others want to help you move forward. Your path to success is lubricated. If you don’t have this naturally, how do you create your own edge? In this talk, Laura Huang will teach you how to recognize the advantages you do have, and by using not only your strengths, but also adversity, hardship, and biases against you to work in your favor.

Laura Huang
Professor and Author of Edge, Harvard Business School

Day 2:

Coffee & the Economy

  • Virtual

Start your day off with a cup of coffee and updates from leading Federal Reserve financial experts and economists. In short presentations followed by live Q&A sessions, you will hear cutting-edge research on the national outlook, the impact of COVID-19 on the real estate market and financially distressed groups, and the capital raising experiences of minority depository institutions (MDIs) that are also Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).

José Mustre-del-Río
Research and Policy Officer, Economic Research
Maude Toussaint-Comeau, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Domonic Purviance
Senior Financial Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Networking Event: Coffee & Connections

  • Virtual

Excited for the convenience of a virtual conference, but sad to miss out on meeting other attendees? We have you covered! Grab your second cup of coffee and join this brief morning session to meet other conference participants from your region. This engaging and interactive video session will allow you to connect with other minority professionals in an informal setting. Please note that participants will be asked to have their video on during this session to allow for more personal interactions.

*Separate registration is required. External LinkClick here to register.