Diversity & Inclusion Forum
2019 Diversity & Inclusion Forum (Formerly Women in Banking)
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa • Anaheim, CA
April 29-30, 2019
Creating a Culture of Equity & Opportunity
The Diversity & Inclusion Forum is a unique conference focused on promoting workplace diversity, developing inclusive leadership, encouraging mentorship, and advancing conscious engagement. The event is ideal for professionals from all key areas of banking who are responsible for talent acquisition and retention, team development, and who play a direct role in positively impacting the expression and clarity of company’s culture. The Diversity & Inclusion Forum supports innovative diversity strategies and offers solutions for organizational change while addressing the best practices to succeed in today’s marketplace.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
To reserve your guest room, please click here or contact the resort directly at (714) 635-2300 or (714) 300-7300. The WBA negotiated room rate is $274 single or double occupancy, plus other taxes and fees. An earlier departure or later stay may be subject to an increased room rate.
Please book your room before the hotel room rate expires on Friday, April 5.
Parking: The Grand Californian charges guests $20 a day for self-parking (up to two vehicles) or $30 for valet.
Monday, April 29
|4:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Welcome Reception|
|Tuesday, April 30|
|7:30 AM – 4:00 PM||Registration & Marketplace Open|
|7:30 AM – 8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM – 10:00 AM||Opening General Session
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Invited)
U.S. House of Representatives, 43rd Congressional District
|10:00 AM – 10:30 AM||Refreshment Break|
|10:30 AM – 11:30 AM||General Session
Boost Profits: How Diversity & Inclusion Boost Your Bottom Line
Duane Moris LLP
|11:30 AM – 12:30 PM||Lunch & Pay It Forward Initiative
The Pajama Program
The Pajama Program
|12:30 PM – 1:30 PM||General Session
The Making of a Diversity Champion: Beyond the CEO
President & CEO
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Chief Human Resources, Administrative & OMWI Officer
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
|1:30 PM – 1:50 PM||Dessert & Refreshment Break|
|1:50 PM – 2:50 PM||Peer Exchange Sessions|
|3:00 PM – 4:00 PM||Closing General Session
Strategies for Communication & Ascension
Motivational Speaker, Communication Expert, Author
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.
Sarita Maybin is an international communication expert, keynote and motivational speaker whose audiences have fun learning how to stay positive, constructively confront tough communication situations and work together better.
Cyndie Chang litigates complex business, class action, insurance coverage, and commercial disputes. She was selected in 2018 as one of the “Most Influential Minority Lawyers” and
Michael Wilson is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, a position he has held since 2016. Mike began his association with the FHLB System in 1992.
Chief Human Resources, Administrative & OMWI Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
As Chief Human Resources, Administrative and OMWI Officer, Nancy Betz oversees the bank’s human resources function, diversity and inclusion initiatives, change management, employee communications, community relations, business resiliency and facilities.
It’s a fact: improving diversity and inclusion in the workforce will improve the bank’s overall performance. Discover why a diverse and inclusive workforce, which better represents the community, will enhance decision-making as well as customer generation and retention.
Building an inclusive culture and a diverse work environment has huge potential benefits for your bank. Strategy and advocates are two critical keys. While it’s true CEO and senior level commitment is vital, senior leaders can’t drive these results alone.
In this interactive presentation, you will learn how to communicate in a way that gets your ideas heard and encourages the cooperation of others. Sarita will also share her top ten positive communication phrases and her two “green jello” principles of conflict resolution.
The Pajama Program believes every child, no matter their circumstances, has the inherent right to a loving good night, complete with the comforting bedtime ritual of changing into pajamas and enjoying a story. After all, good nights are good days! WBA will be accepting donations of new pajamas and books for infants, children, and teens during the conference. A representative from the Pajama Program’s Southern California chapter will join us during the conference lunch to accept your generous donations.
We will be collecting pajamas and books for the children at the conference. The pajamas and/or books should be new and appropriate for newborns to youth/juniors (ages 0-16).
|Through 4/5/2019||After 4/5/2019|
|WBA Bank Member||$395||$495|
|WBA Associate Member||$695||$695|
|WBA Season Pass Holder||$395||$395|
|Table of 10||$2,950|
Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by April 15, 2019. No refund if cancellations are received after April 15, 2019.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact:
Senior Manager of Sponsor, Exhibitor & Associate Member Development
(916) 438-4435 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A few reasons your organization should sponsor and/or exhibit:
- Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
- Gain direct access to WBA member banks and institutions in an exclusive environment
- Raise your profile above your competitors
- Learn about the issues confronting today’s financial service leaders and gain valuable insight into potential solutions
- Match your exposure needs, regardless of your budget
- Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with bank executives
- Support the Western Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the West Coast financial services industry