Sixty-three Virginia bankers graduated on August 6, 2021 from the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management in Charlottesville. The three-year school is sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association.
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“Coming together with other women and to recognize that we can make a difference in the workplace and especially even during these uncertain times. You never know who you will meet to be a witness too. Thanks to Ms. Beatrice Berry for bringing out the beauty in all of us.”
“This conference is encouraging and motivational. It gives you the opportunity to foster friendships and learn from your peers across the state. HIGHLY recommended for those who graduated from the VBA School of Bank Management.”
“This is a perfect program for anyone who is on the DEI journey–from those who are just starting to those who have established programs and those who are looking to enhance what they are already doing.”
“This program was clearly well thought out and covered a variety of topics helpful to understanding the industry on a more strategic level. It also allowed the mentor/mentee pairs the opportunity to learn from each other and get to know each other better.”
“The instructors Karen and Vicki both worked successfully to make us feel united in our collective focus while scattered over miles.”
“The Management Development program has surpassed our expectations! It is a fantastic program and we look forward to having more of our team participate.”
“You have to experience the environment for yourself in order to receive the full benefit. It is my desire for every woman to be able to attend and leave with the sense of community & empowerment that is developed and created by this conference.”
“It’s rare, in our industry, that you have a group full of women together to network and grow our careers – you can’t help but feel empowered in that room and when you leave.”
“The VBA is very passionate about the next generation of leaders in Virginia banks. It is refreshing to have an organization that prides itself on taking such an interest in so many future leaders.”
“Every time I leave a VBA event, I am excited to come back to work and share what I’ve learned. Even if my bank can’t send me in the future, I see it as something I would pay for because it would be an investment in myself. I’m hoping next year others can attend as well.”
“This was a really great program with lots of good ideas on how to engage students of all ages. Love the teamwork and the different ways information was given to us made it more entertaining!”
“My interactions with the bank are but one thread woven into the vast network of bank functions. Not merely a facility for lending and borrowing, banks are a hub for community growth. With small-business-friendly policies and generous lending programs, banks provide the stepping-stones for anyone to build their own financial success.”