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October 29, 2021

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FRIDAY, October 29

  1:00pm - 2:00pm

From Glass Slippers to Glass Ceilings, Shattering Limitations to Lead

Moderator: Jennifer A. Docherty, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of Piper Sandler & Co. Co-founder of Bank on Women 


  • Nancy Foster, CEO, RMA
  • TJ Haynes-Morgan, CAO, Raymond James
  • Terrie Spiro, Founding Member, Bank on Women/Chairman and CEO at TNP, Financial Enterprise Consulting, LLC

Hear about the barriers that these great women leaders confronted and learn what they did to overcome challenges while advancing their organizations. From glass ceilings to glass cliffs, listen and learn as these accomplished women who made it to the top share key aspects of their impressive journey.

  2:00pm - 3:00pm

Attracting the Next Generation of Risk Leaders

Moderator: Andrea Little Limbago, VP Research and Analysis, Interos


  • Erika Crandall, CCO and Head of Risk, The Reserve Trust
  • Colleen McCullen, SVP Head of Audit Strategies, Capital One National Association
  • Hema Parekh, Principal Examiner/Senior Professional, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Jenn O'Reilly, Enterprise Risk Management, First Republic Bank

  3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mentorship - The Roles of Mentors and Mentees in Your Career Journey 

Moderator: Tamela Merriweather, Sr. Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Northern Trust


  • Monica Bowe, CRO, Busey Bank
  • Lisa Broomer, Head of Operational Risk, Measurement, Chase
  • Danielle Do, SVP, Chief Corporate & Securities, Counsel, Synchrony Financial

You can accomplish a lot through your performance but to really take your career further - it's essential to develop relationships with colleagues across all levels of an organization and cultivate valuable coaches, mentors and advocates.

Advocacy is the ultimate form of mentorship. Those further in their careers can advocate for you, use their political capital within, and occasionally outside the organization, to help you advance your career.

  4:00pm - 4:30pm

Developing An Authentic Executive Presence

Grace Jackson, PWM, Regions
Stephanie Bontemps, CRO, First Republic
Stephanie Richard, Chief Audit Executive, Ally Financial

How you present yourself at work can help you get - and keep - a seat at the table. But how do you develop an executive presence that feels like you. In this session, our panel of practitioners share their experiences in developing and maintaining an authentic executive presence, including how you communicate, influence others, and show your engagement.

Planning the Journey: How to Make Strategic Career Decisions

Melissa Kaplan, SVP, Head of Total Rewards, Kemper
Ann-Margaret Sumnar, Huntington
Avani Parekh, Enterprise Risk, TD Bank

It’s Not All Roses: Facing Workplace Challenges

Azlina Wetmore, Strategy, Capital One
Heidi Andrion, Head of Credit Review, Capital One
Ann Diver, Deputy General Auditor, Depository Trust Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Conflict and down times at work are inevitable. But we can choose how we approach the challenges. In this session, learn how to approach challenges with grit and resilience, and how to grow stronger in the process

  4:30pm - 5:00pm

Building Your Brand: Showcasing Your Strengths

Melinda Davis Lux, General Counsel, United Community Bank
Jenny Senecal, Deputy Chief Credit Officer, Bell Bank