ABA Women's Leadership Forum

March 22, 2017 • Washington Marriott Marquis • Washington, DC

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2017 Program

Open to women CEOs and senior executives in the banking industry only.

Take advantage of this opportunity to network with CEO and senior-level banking peers while hearing the latest on issues that could affect the way you do business at your bank. The program will feature a panel of a women bank CEOs discussing how to develop, engage and retain women leaders, roundtable discussions and a networking lunch that will encourage an exchange of ideas and solutions sure to result in valuable takeaways. The Forum directly follows the ABA Government Relations Summit in Washington, D.C.

The 2017 schedule will be available soon. Please review the 2016 schedule below for insight into the speakers and topics discussed at the Women's Leadership Forum.

2016 Schedule

Monday, March 14
​5:30 p.m. - 6:30 ​p.m. Reception for Women's Leadership Forum Attendees
(During Day One of the 2016 ABA Government Relations Summit)​

​​Wednesday, March 16
​11:45 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.​ Welcome

Dorothy Savarese.jpgDorothy Savarese
ABA Chairman-Elect
Chairman, President and CEO, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Orleans, MA
​11:50 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Lunch and Table Discussions
​12:35 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Banking Leaders Panel Discussion: "If I Knew Then What I Know Now"
  • Moderator: Kathleen Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Bankers Association, Annapolis, MD

  • Dr. Deborah Cole, President and Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company, Nashville, TN

  • Mary Lynn Lenz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foothills Bank, Yuma, AZ

  • Mary Ann Scully, Chairperson, President and Chief Executive Officer Howard Bancorp, Inc., Ellicott City, MD
​1:20 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Keynote Speaker

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

​How Women Are Changing the World, from Politics to the Workplace
Millions of American women turn to Good Morning, America's Claire Shipman for the news they need to make the decisions that shape their lives. Shipman offers a unique and personal perspective on the changing nature of women in the workplace and the world. She looks at how women are changing the political landscape in Washington and around the country, offering anecdotes about how the daily life on Capitol Hill is different now that more women are in politics. She discusses the operating styles of everyone from Michelle Obama to Nancy Pelosi to Hillary Clinton – all of whom she knows personally. She gets personal, discussing the challenges for high-profile women in the broadcast media, and, as the mother of two children, she gets practical, talking about strategies for balancing hectic personal lives with the all-consuming demands of professional lives.
​2:10 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Closing

*Program subject to change

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Program Questions? Please contact Susan Bonney for more information.​