Women's Leadership Resources

Women continue to be under-represented in the banking industry.  ABA would like to help lead and inspire women in banking by providing resources and opportunities to network with their peers.

Dorothy Savarese"Research shows that diverse management teams produce higher ROIs. As diversity, including gender diversity, is recognized as a competitive advantage, smart leaders will work to overcome factors that inhibit the development of women leaders."

—Dorothy Savarese, ABA Chairman and Chairman, President and CEO, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

ABA Women's Leadership Forum

Womens Leadership ForumThis annual Forum, held in conjunction with the ABA Government Relations Summit on March 22, 2017, is an opportunity to network with CEO and senior-level banking peers while hearing the latest on issues affecting the way you do business at your bank. The program features a panel of a women bank CEOs and roundtable discussions with a networking lunch. Learn more.

Past Featured Speakers

Claire Shipman, Senior Contributor for Good Morning America and New York Times Best-Selling Author, The Confidence Code and Womenomics

  • Confidence Quiz and Resources - A survey to examine the links between self-esteem and confidence. Take it to learn how you stack up, and what you can do about it.
  • Womenomics Today - The destination for news, opinion and debate about the perceived value of women in the workforce.
Laura Leader Chivee, Co-Founder/ CEO, All In Together
  • All In Together is a non-partisan, collaboration driven campaign to empower women with the tools they need to drive meaningful change—amplifying their voices on the civic, social, and political issues that matter to them.

Women at Stonier

StonierThe first ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking graduating class in 1935 had 228 men and the first women were not admitted until 1964. Over the years, we have made significant strides in attracting more women to the school, and our hope is to increase the number of women graduates. In 2016, 33% of attendees were women.

If you are a female financial services professional considering applying to Stonier, female alumni are available to talk to you and provide insights into the Stonier experience from their individual perspectives. Request to speak to one of the woman advocates.

Inspiring Words from Leading Women



Studies & Survey Results

SourceMedia's Most Powerful Women in Banking

ABA is a gold sponsor of SourceMedia’s Most Powerful Women in Banking annual event. The rankings, selected by SourceMedia editors, highlight the professional achievements and business acumen of the industry's leading women.

Banks of all sizes can also nominate one or more women with senior status within their organizations. The nomination process is open in May each year. State associations can provide letters of support to members they may encourage to apply. Contact ABA's Susan Bonney for more information.


Questions? Please contact the ABA Webmaster for more information.


 State Bankers Associations Events



Women in Banking Conference
March 5-6 | Hershey, PA


Annual Women in Leadership Conference
April 20-21 | Orlando, FL


Women in Banking Conference
April 27 | Salt Lake City, UT

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