Join other women leaders in the financial services sector for Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Women in Banking. Get ready for engaging sessions around banking and economic updates, and leadership and professional development. This is planned as a hybrid event – attendees are welcome to join us virtually via Cvent Attendee Hub or in person in Oklahoma City.

About This Event

This forum is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch, in partnership with the Oklahoma Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma.

Who should attend?

Mid-level management and senior-level women leaders in the banking industry.

CPE Credit

For instructions on how to receive up to 6.5 CPE credits for your participation and more information on the learning objectives, visit this webpage.




Day 1:

Registration, Networking and Breakfast

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Economic Update

Esther L. George, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the region’s representative on the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington D.C., will provide an overview of national economic conditions. She will also share personal insights from her leadership journey in central banking.

Esther L. George
| Speaker President and Chief Executive Officer (2011-2023), Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


Building Power Collectively

For too long, prevailing systems of established regulations, societal norms, systemic and structural barriers, have made us, women, believe that we must compete with one another in order to achieve positions of power and influence. The fact that there are so few of us at the top, across the board, has created a sense of scarcity and a belief that we must do whatever it takes to get to the top, even if that means compromising our values and competing with our fellow women. Join this session to hear Erika speak about how this belief has gotten in the way of expediting the pipeline of more women in leadership and what we can do together, to change the course.

Erika Lucas
| Speaker Co-Founder, StitchCrew and VEST

Break for Lunch

Banking Conditions Update

Hear updates on banking conditions in the nation and Tenth District, including information on credit conditions and recent trends in earnings performance. This presentation will also highlight emerging risk issues facing depository institutions, as well as the evolving financial technology landscape.

Judith Hazen
| Speaker Vice President, Supervision and Risk Management


Taking Your Career to the Next Level

Talented individuals can often feel stagnant and underprepared for advancement. In this presentation, Dima inspires the audience to identify and pursue goals outside their comfort zone. She leads the participants on a high-impact journey through three topics that are essential for professional advancement.

Dima Ghawi
| Speaker Leadership Speaker and Coach


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Panel Discussion

This open discussion with top women leaders in our region will share challenges, successes and lessons learned to support diversity, equity and inclusion within our organizations and communities.

Tammy Edwards
| Moderator Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Amada Alvidrez
| Panelist Regional Retail Manager, Equity Bank
Jill Castilla
| Panelist President and Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Bank of Edmond
Rhonda Hooper
| Panelist President and Chief Executive Officer, Jordan Advertising

Closing Remarks