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Women in Banking

When we come together to support women in banking, we strengthen the industry as a whole. ABA has the insights, resources and training to further the inclusion of women in banking.

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MDI Partnership Summits

February 15, 2023, JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL | ABA and the National Bankers Association (NBA) will host a series of Minority Depository Institution Partnership Summits—sponsored by ABA’s Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

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    Helps board members become better equipped to advance the mission of its bank through free training courses.

  • Women Lead Symposium

    Conference | July 17, 2024

    July 12, 2023 | Virtual Conference | The best way to build a strong network of women and allies is to attend the Women Lead Symposium - an opportunity for career advancement through mentorship and one-of-a-kind executive education.

  • Board Oversight: Credible Challenge

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    A video course for bank boards describing directors' responsibility for delivering strategic supervision of management.

  • Board Oversight: Fostering Innovation

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    A video course for bank boards defining risk-conscious innovation and the role of a director.

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Support Women in Banking

New online training more designed for all women in the industry to build strong networks and advance their careers.


We exist to help each other

Mary O'Connor, Country Club Bank in Kansas City, Mo., has been named the ABA Foundation's 2021 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award for her community leadership and commitment to helping those in need.

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Our Experts

Naomi Mercer

Naomi Mercer

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Jamie Beaulieu

Jamie Beaulieu

SVP, Executive Education & CEO Programs

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Catherine Nestrick

Cathy Nestrick

Vice President, Women's Leadership & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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(202) 663-5471

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Open Forum

A monthly forum for bankers to conduct peer-to-peer exchanges on DEI topics, challenges, and leading practices.