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WBA’s Women in Banking Conference is April 26

The 16th annual WBA Women in Banking Conference will make its return to an in-person event, while also offering the livestreaming option for those who prefer to attend from the comfort of their home or office. Scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in Wisconsin Dells, this is a must-attend event for your women bank leaders!

Founder of Headbands of Hope, Jess Eckstrom, will join the conference as our keynote speaker, sharing her message that aligns with her book, Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story. Each conference attendee, whether attending in Wisconsin Dells or via livestream, will also receive a copy of the book, and a headband will be donated in recognition of each conference attendee to a local children’s hospital. By using her story of creating a million-dollar company from her dorm room, Eckstrom talks about the three essential tools to practicing optimism: confidence mindset, failure management, and purpose activation.

Bell Bank’s Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President – Chief Culture Officer Julie Peterson Klein will share her message on leading with your heart. Peterson Klein has 30 years of banking and leadership experience, the past 23 with Bell, where she leads the company culture for the company’s 1,800 team members. Peterson Klein was instrumental in implementing Bell’s Pay It Forward program, which has given over $19.6 million in the past 14 years to those in need. Her role includes encouraging employee mentorship, empowering employees to lead in community service, and ensuring team members are recognized for employment anniversaries, personal milestones, and outstanding service.

In addition to a great lineup of speakers and presentations, those attending in Wisconsin Dells will enjoy the valuable networking that takes place throughout the conference, including a dedicated session of tabletop conversations to share ideas, ask questions, and learn best practices from your peers.

Get a head start on meeting with your peers by attending an optional networking event on Monday evening. A morning yoga session is also available for those who want an early refresh before the conference kicks off.

Make plans to join your fellow women in banking leaders in the Dells on April 26. You can find more information on the conference agenda, room block details and more at www.wisbank.com/women.