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Women in Banking Conference

Women in Banking Conference



November 9, 2017
Hermitage Country Club
Richmond, Virginia

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for all women involved in the financial industry who would like to participate in engaging and thought provoking sessions on finding success in the industry.

Topics to Include

  • Authentic Leadership: Defining What Success Means to You, Andrea Harlow, Williams Mullen
  • The Neuroscience of Bias and Inclusion, Joy Greene, Capital One
  • Collaborating for Change, an Interactive Session, Libby Dishner, Cresco Coaching & Consulting, LLC
  • Economic Update, Dr. Alice Klassens, Roanoke College
  • Panel Discussion - Women Leaders in Banking: Telling Their Story
  • Keynote Presentation by Dorinda Smith, President, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.

Women in Banking Book Club

If you are interested in participating in the Women in Banking Conference Book Club, please purchase and read Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth so you can join the conversation with the other participants over lunch at the event. Those who choose to participate will be seated together at reserved tables over lunch for a discussion. Please indicate on your registration form that you will be participating in the book club.

In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Registration Fees

VBA Members Early Bird - $325 (thru October 12, 2017)
VBA Members Regular - $355 (October 13-November 9, 2017)
Non-Member Registration - $855

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place Richmond/Innsbrook
4100 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Please click here for reservation information or call 1-888-HyattHP.  Please mention group code G-VB7N to receive group rate of $120.  Please make your reservations by October 11, 2017 to get this special rate.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Questions?  Contact Amy Binns at [email protected] or (804) 819-4726.

VBA Contact

Courtney M. Fleming - [email protected]  
Senior Vice President, Education & Training/Communications
Virginia Bankers Association

Walter L. Lyons - [email protected]  
Manager, Education & Training
Virginia Bankers Association

VBA Event Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will be charged a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 72 business hours before the program will be charged a $75.00 administrative fee plus any additional fees associated with the training. Substitutions are allowed prior to beginning of course.