Education & Events

2018 Banking on Women Conference

Nov 13, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018
Marriott Indianapolis North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Program Overview: 

Banking on Women Conference
Imagine. Believe. Achieve.
November 13-14, 2018

Devoted to the development of Indiana women in banking. The Banking on Women Conference is your opportunity to unlock your potential, build confidence and help you chart a course so you can own your future! This conference, where women take the lead, encourages professional development and leadership in your bank, while also promoting the importance of fostering relationships and inspiring women to reach their career goals and aspirations. Our powerhouse speakers will help you advance your decision-making and negotiating processes and teach you how to deliver and apply these insights to benefit your future and your financial institution’s future.

The event will benefit all levels of staff from any financial institution or financial services provider interested in the enhancement and career growth of women in Indiana. This conference will give you the opportunity to network with other professional women and discuss similar challenges and solutions. This year we’ve added an exhibit area which will feature companies showcasing their products and services of interest to women in the banking industry. All refreshment breaks, continental breakfast, and the networking reception will take place in the exhibit area. There will be plenty of opportunities to visit with the exhibitors and become familiar with the newest and most innovative products on the market. Join us at the Banking on Women Conference, and engage in this opportunity for the development of your future success!


New this year...The inaugural IBA Woman of the Year award celebrates a woman in banking who excels at her profession, is active in the community, and supports other females to reach their full potential – whether in banking or other fields. This is a bank-wide opportunity, with emphasis on ability to lift other women to help them succeed.

Nominate yourself or another woman in banking by filling out the nomination form here. Please send supporting documentation, encouraged but not required, to All entries must be completed by October 5, 2018. Judging will be conducted by a panel of independent professionals unaffiliated with the IBA. We look forward to showcasing the 2018 IBA Woman of the Year at this year’s Banking on Women conference!

For more information please check out the Conference Brochure!


The Tribe Has Spoken: How Your Personality Impacts and Influences Your Need to Survive
Juli Lynch, Ph.D, President, Turning Pointe Coaching & Consulting

Finally! An Economy Ready-Made For The Female Professional: Four Strategies To Build Your Network & Change Your Life
Meredith Elliott Powell, Professional Trainer & Coach

Ignite Brilliance In Your Leadership
AmyK Hutchens, AmyK International Inc.

Maximizing Energy For Full Engagement
Sarah Turner, The Faurote Group

How Does Fear Impact Your Ability To Succeed: Removing Invisible Barriers
Justine Fedak, BMO Financial Group

Reducing The High Cost of Defensiveness In Your Organization
Donna Flynn, SkillsMastery Group, Inc

Why Not You?
Sonya Jones, Biggest Loser Finalist


Tuesday, November 13
12:00–1:00 pm
Registration / Information Desk Open Lunch on Your Own

1:00 - 5:30 pm
General Sessions (See session topics above)

5:30-7:00 pm
Women in Banking Networking Reception
Join us following a great day of sessions, to network with your fellow peers from across Indiana and visit with exhibitors. We will have food and beverage stations – some interactive – for you to enjoy! Following the reception, you are welcome to make dinner plans, shop, or just have an evening of leisure!

7:00 pm
Dine Around Dinner - Dutch Treat
Reservations at several outstanding Indianapolis restaurants have been made for our group. To register for the Dine-Around Dinner please click here.

Wednesday, November 14
6:30-7:15 am
Rise and Shine Yoga
Grab your mats we are going to start the day in a fun and creative way. You will breathe, focus, and create a foundation to be your personal best!

7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration/Information Desk Open

7:00-8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with exhibitors

8:00 am-11:30 pm
General Sessions

11:30-1:00 pm
Banking on Women Luncheon with Guest Speaker
- IBA Woman of the Year Presentation

1:15-3:30 pm
General Session

3:35–4:00 pm
Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Women in Banking Conference

4:00 pm
Program Adjourns


Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46240


Fees listed are for members. Nonmembers pay a surcharge of 100% on registration fees. Special pricing for groups of 10 or more is available by contacting Laurie Rees,

Registration Fees 

    Price Before Oct 15    

Price After Oct 15

Full Conference Registrant
November 13-14



One-Day Registrant



Sponsorship Opportunities - For details on the benefits of sponsoring click here.

Diamond Sponsor - $10,000
Platinum Sponsor - $5,000
Gold Sponsor - $2,500
Silver Sponsor - $1,000

For more information on sponsoring the Banking on Women Conference, please contact Laurie Rees,

Additional Information: 

Who Should Attend:
The Banking on Women Conference welcomes members of any financial institution or financial services provider interested in the enhancement and career growth of women in Indiana.

Hotel Reservations & Rates
We have reserved a block of rooms at Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Keystone. The Hyatt Place Hotel Indianapolis/Keystone is located at 9104 Ketstone Xing, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Please click here to reserve your room today or call 1-800-492-8847. A special room rate of $119 plus tax has been secured for this event. This hotel is in an adjoining parking lot to the conference hotel.

The IBA Room Block at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel is SOLD OUT! Rooms may still be availble but not at the discounted rate. Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel at 800-228-9290.

Dress Code
Business/ business casual attire is appropriate for this event. Please bring a sweater for the meeting rooms.

Association Contact: 

For questions or more information, please contact Laurie Rees or Marcy Borden at (317) 387-9380.

Image Use Policy
Registration in IBA events constitutes an agreement to the IBA’s use and distribution of the attendee’s image or voice. Details at:

Special Needs
The IBA is committed to providing the best education in the best facility possible. To that end, we strive to accommodate any special needs bankers may have while attending our programs. If you require any special accommodations or have dietary restrictions, please indicate so on your registration form.

Cancellation Policy: 

Registrations canceled in writing on or before October 26, 2018, will receive a refund.

Sponsored By: 


IBA Group Ins