Women in Banking Conference
One-day conference designed for women in the financial industry

Conference/Seminar/School Kristen Reid

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.

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Session Information

Thursday, december 1, 2022

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration 

8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome and Announcements 

8:35 – 9:35 a.m. Valuing Difference and Leading Change Delphia Howze | D. Howze Solutions

9:35 – 9:50 a.m. Networking Break 

9:50 – 10:50 a.m. Your Stress Personalities & How to Use Them to Your Advantage Jodi Flynn | Women Taking the Lead

This workshop is designed to help you discover how to identify your own default stress personality traits and how to choose differently if your default is not working for you. Learn how to consciously choose how you respond to the world around you. Let’s face it, life happens. But rather than being at its mercy you can learn to use what comes at you to your advantage. Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding why and how stress gets triggered 
  • Common stress “personalities” and how to identify which ones you default into
  • Practices that will give you mastery over your stress response 
  • Identifying another’s stress response so you can guide them out of it

10:50 – 11:05 a.m. Networking Break 

11:05 – 12:05 p.m. Communicating in Challenging Situations/Crucial Conversations Gail Letts | Letts Consult 

12:05 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Book Club Discussion
Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Women Leaders in Banking: Telling Their Story 

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Embracing Meaningful Influence: The Building of Dynamic Leadership Nikki Dixon-Foley | FutureSYNC International 

In today’s world of leadership, the ability to exercise meaningful influence is imperative for organizational success. Meaningful influence requires a keen understanding of how to engage your peers, staff, and colleagues in a way that creates open dialogue, intentional trust building, and a clear establishment of achieving a common goal. This session will unpack the key factors in creating meaningful influence for yourself while simultaneously enhancing your dynamic leadership style in a way that builds credibility and positively influences those around you. 

4:00 p.m. * *Adjourn 

*Agenda topics and speakers are subject to change 

Registration Information

  Member Non-Member
Through November 3, 2022 $395 $895
November 4 – November 16, 2022 $425 $925
November 17 – December 1, 2022 $455 $995


By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the VBA Event Policies.


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 the beginning of the conference.


If you have special needs that may affect your participation in this event, please contact Kristen Reid to discuss accommodations.


Hermitage Country Club
1248 Hermitage Rd
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103


Interested in sponsoring? Click here to see the available options. Contact Amy Binns at (804) 819-4726 for more information about VBA engagement and sponsorship opportunities!