The 13th annual WBA Women in Banking Conference is just around the corner! WBA encourages you to send your top performing women to join us for the conference on Tuesday, April 23 at Glacier Canyon Lodge & Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells as an investment in their futures with your bank. Attendees will benefit from over four hours of presentations, network with more than 140 women banker peers, and participate in speed networking to share ideas.
NEW Pre-Conference Networking Opportunities for 2019!
On Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. we will be hosting “Belles in the Dells,” a pre-conference reception sponsored by Bell Bank. We will hop aboard a trolley bus, take a short, narrated tour of the Dells and then head to a local restaurant for a reception.
For our early risers, join us at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the conference for a session of optional morning yoga, led by Rebecca Giroux from F&M Bank, Tomah. Everyone of any level is welcome, from novices to experienced yogis. Check-in for the conference will begin at 8:15 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be provided.
Three expert speakers will address important topics for women leaders throughout the day. Sarah Noll Wilson, a certified executive coach, will kick off the conference with a presentation on how to overcome barriers that limit a woman’s success – highlighting showing up as powerful champions for other women. Now, more than ever, women need to intentionally build each other up instead of tearing each other down. This session will leave you with real, relevant insights for professional and personal growth and the inspiration to call forth greatness from others.
After a coffee break and a panel discussion on trends every banker should know, we will be joined by Kristin Sundin Brandt, a certified financial marketing professional, who will speak on work-life balance in what she describes as “work-life fit.” Is life really about balancing it all, or fitting in what means the most to us in our everyday lives? Either way, without blending your personal and professional lives, you can never have true “balance.” During this session, Kristin will share her own successes, failures, and lessons learned to demonstrate how you can achieve a better, more balanced and “fit” life.
In the afternoon, attendees will enjoy a lunch buffet followed by a speed-networking session to help you get to know other conference attendees and discuss current issues and trends in banking. Finally, we will move on to our final speaker, Natalie Bartholomew, author of “the Girl Banker” blog. This final session will discuss “owning it” and being a woman in banking. Natalie is herself an experienced career banker in a variety of areas including lending, deposit operations, culture building, and marketing. She was recognized as the 2015 Young Woman of the Year. The conference will adjourn after this session with prize drawings.
Reserve your seat at this amazing conference today! Click here to learn more and register online.