Inaugural Banking on Women Conference

Nov 08, 2017 to Nov 09, 2017
Marriott Indianapolis North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Program Overview: 

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Banking on Women Conference
Imagine. Believe. Achieve.

Devoted to the development of Indiana women in banking. The Inaugural 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 institutions or financial services provider interested in 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.

Thank You Conference Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor: SmithAmundsen, LLC

Platinum Sponsors: Federal Home Loan Bank, Krieg DeVault, LLP

Gold Sponsors: Crowe Horwath, LLP, Lake City Bank, Profit Resources Incorporated (PRI), The Key State Companies

Silver Sponsors: IBA Group Insurance Trust, infotex, Inc., Plante Moran


Wednesday, November 8

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: Driving Change and Engagement
Heather Haas, President, ADVISA

Cracking the Communication Code
Sarah Gibson, Founder, Accent Learning and Consulting

Disruption to Innovation

Jill Castilla, President and CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond, OK

Thursday, November 9

Be The Brand:  Elevating the Status of You!
Tamara Jacobs, Tamara Jacobs Communications, Inc.

Pushing the Limits – Learning to Live the Life You Choose by Embracing Your Fears!

Juli Lynch, Ph.D, President, Turning Pointe Coaching & Consulting

Elements of Championing Women in Business: Shaping Diversity & Bias Through Mentorship

Toni Widman, President & CEO, Integrated Talent Solutions
Jackie Delagrange, Novel Roots LLC
Nancy Steigmeyer, Novel Roots LLC

Rising to the Challenge:  Women and Leadership in the World of Banking  
Dorothy A. Savarese, ABA Chairman, and Chairman/President/CEO, Cape Cod Five Mutual Company

Business Finesse: Saying and Doing the Right Things at the Right Time

Danielle Turcola, President, Professional International, Inc.

Closing Ceremony
Juli Lynch, Ph.D, President, Turning Pointe Coaching & Consulting


Wednesday, November 8
12:00–1:00 pm
Registration / Information Desk Open Lunch on Your Own

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

5:45-7:00 pm
Women in Banking Networking Reception
Join us following a great day of sessions, to network with your fellow peers from across Indiana. 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 - Dutch Treat
Reservations at several outstanding Indianapolis restaurants have been made for our group. Select where you would like to dine when you arrive at the Conference.

Thursday, November 9
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!

7:00-7:45 am
Registration/Information Desk Open
Continental Breakfast

7:45 am-12:00 pm
General Sessions

12:00-2:00 pm
Banking on Women Luncheon with Guest Speakers

Rising to the Challenge:  Women and Leadership in the World of Banking
Dorothy A. Savarese, ABA Chairman

This Year's Charity-Girls on the Run
Sarah Leonard, Council Director

2:00-3:30 pm
General Session

3:30–4:00 pm
Closing Ceremony of the Inaugural Women in Banking Conference


Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Room rates are $159 based on single occupancy. To make your room reservations call 800-228-9290. The cut-off date for reservations is October 18, 2017. Any reservation received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space or rate available basis.

If rooms are unavailable at the Marriott North we suggest contacting the Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Keystone at:

Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Keystone
9104 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA46240


Registration Fees listed are for members. Nonmembers pay a surcharge of 100% on the registration fees.

Registration Fees       Price       
Full Conference Registrant
November 8-9
One-Day Conference Registrant
Thursday, November 9 ONLY

Special Pricing*

Team pricing is available for groups of 8 or more.  In addition, the IBA is offering special pricing to college students interested in a banking career and retired women bankers. To receive special pricing contact Laurie Rees at 317-387-9380.  Discounts are not available at the on-site registration.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Platinum Sponsor - $5,000
- 4 complimentary conference registrations
- Company profile in program guide
- Logo recognition on screen during luncheon
- Verbal recognition from the podium

Gold Sponsor - $2,500
- 2 complimentary conference registrations
- Company name listed in program guide
- Signage at event
- Verbal recognition from the podium

Silver Sponsor - $1,000
- Company name listed in program guide
- Signage at event
- Verbal recognition from the podium

For more information on sponsoring the Banking on Women Conference please contact:
Laurie Rees, Vice President, Education & Training
Indiana Bankers Association
8425 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Suite 155E
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 387-9380

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.

The Indiana Bankers Association is registered with the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the national Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: This group live event is approved for up to 9 total CPE credits for Personal Development. Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None; Program Level: Overview.

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

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 need any special accommodations or have dietary restrictions, please indicate so on your registration form.

Photography Notice
Be aware that by participating in IBA's public event, "Banking on Women Conference" you are automatically authorizing the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) and its employees, agents and assigns to use your name, photograph, voice or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of IBA, including but not limited to publicity, marketing, websites, other forms of media, and promotion of IBA and it various programs.

Association Contact: 

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

Cancellation Policy: 

Registration cancellations received by October 31, 2017 will receive a full refund. Cancellation after October 31, 2017 will result in forfeiture of all fees. All cancellations must be made in writing. Substitutions are welcome.