Women in Banking Conference

Crowne Plaza Springfield, Springfield, IL   Visit Website
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - Friday, October 29, 2021   iCalendar Central Standard Time

Oct. 28 – Sessions run from 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 29 – Sessions run from 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Network with your peers, compare notes with those who have similar challenges and successes and learn from top-rated speakers on management, leadership, industry issues, and personal development. The conference focuses on helping your bank stand out and succeed. Don’t let the name fool you. Men are welcome and encouraged to attend, too!

Joe Micallef
How to Create Amazing Customer Experiences That Differentiate Your Bank 

For over 25 years Joe Micallef has actively participated in or led business development teams in the finance industry across Australia, Canada and the US. He consistently demonstrated exceptional results by collaboratively developing pragmatic sales strategies and applying effective coaching practices that elevated the sales skills and performance of his teams. Joe believes that all banking staff are responsible for business development however it is critical for bank leaders to create a culture that supports collaborative planning and ongoing development of skills, behaviors and beliefs.
Bernadette Smith
Voices Carry: Everyone's Role as an Ally in the Workplace

Bernadette Smith is Founder and CEO of the Equality Institute and an award-winning author of three books. In her 17 years as a consultant and speaker, Bernadette has been trusted by major brands, including Fortune 500 companies and global leadership teams. Because of her insight and impact as a change agent for inclusion, she has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and the Today Show. In 2018 and 2019, Bernadette was named one of Chicago’s Notable LGBTQ Executives by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Dima Ghawi
Dare to Thrive 

Dima Ghawi is the founder of a global talent development company with a primary mission for advancing individuals in leadership. Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, and executive coaching, Dima has empowered thousands of professionals across the globe to develop critical business skills and expand their leadership potential. Inspired by her TEDx Talk, Dima uses her personal story of transformation as a powerful tool to encourage individuals to face and conquer their internal limitations. This keynote recounts the struggles and triumphs of her personal journey with vulnerability and insight that will resonate with each audience member and spark a guiding light for their individual journey of self-discovery and leadership growth. 


Member: $345 per person
Non-Member: $495 per person 

Member: $199 per person
Non-Member: $299 per person

Contact the IBA for discounts for 8 or more attendees.

Crowne Plaza Springfield   Visit Website

3000 S Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703

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