ABA/VBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit
Co-hosted by the American Bankers Association

Conference/Seminar/School Chandler Owdom

Virginia Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association are excited to announce the 2nd annual virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit for bankers nationwide.

Fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace is more pressing than ever. Build your DEI Playbook with practical takeaways from the ABA/VBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.

‌Choose between expertly-curated strategy sessions to build a DEI Playbook that is unique to your bank’s needs—no matter where you are on your DEI journey. At this summit, you’ll hear insights from the experts and gain tangible strategies for implementing change.


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$195 per attendee


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Schedule in EST

12:30 PM – 12:35 PM



12:35 PM – 12:50 PM

Setting the Stage

The Strategies in Your DEI Playbook


12:50 PM – 12:55 PM

Sponsor Remarks and Opening Session Speaker Introductions


12:55 PM – 1:40 PM

Opening Session - Gaining Buy-In Strategy Session

Inclusion Matters: Strategies for Stakeholder Buy-In


1:40 PM – 1:50 PM



1:50 PM – 2:35 PM

Concurrent Strategy Sessions - Choose a strategy session that will help your bank build a more robust DEI program:

  • Awareness Strategy Session: Building Belonging – Understanding Microaggressions, Micro-affirmations and Inclusion  
  • Internal Conversations Strategy Session: Facilitating Team-Building Conversations around DEI in Today’s Environment
  • Culture Strategy Session: Building and Maintaining a Culture of Inclusivity

2:35 PM – 2:45 PM



2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Concurrent Strategy Sessions – Choose a strategy session that will help your bank build a more robust DEI program.

  • Organizing Efforts Strategy Session: Moving from Awareness to Action to Accountability
  • Hiring Practices Strategy Session: Creating and Implementing a Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategy
  • External Communications Strategy Session: Building DEI Into Your Bank’s Corporate Communications Strategy

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM



3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Closing Keynote – Inclusion Strategy Session

Gracism: The Art of Inclusion


4:45 PM

Conference Adjourn

Why You Should Attend

Be an Agent of Change

Master the leading practices to mitigate systemic biases that disadvantage marginalized groups.

DEI by Design

Pick sessions that will nurture your DEI efforts—whether you’re looking to gain buy-in, draw awareness or address hiring practices.

Meet People on a Mission

Share stories and cultivate a network with your peers, and learn deeper insights from experts.