In recent months the Kansas City Fed and the Federal Reserve System have hosted “Banking and the Economy” forums focusing on diversity, inclusion and emerging leadership in the banking industry.


These forums are aimed at sharing industry knowledge and providing professional development opportunities to senior leaders and high-potential managers from other levels of banking organizations. They offer continuing professional education credits and feature regional and national experts to help attendees enhance their careers and networks.


In September 2019, the System’s fourth annual “Minorities in Banking” forum took place at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, convening 169 diverse bank leaders from 27 states and 64 organizations. In August, the Kansas City Fed hosted two forums at the Denver Branch in partnership with the Colorado Bankers Association, the Independent Bankers of Colorado, the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico, and the Wyoming Bankers Association:

  • The “Women in Banking” forum was attended by 105 women bank leaders from Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming representing 41 organizations.

  • The “Emerging Bank Leaders” forum brought together 47 attendees from California, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming representing 30 organizations.

Further Resources

See a continually updated list of banking forums and other Tenth District events.