Women in Banking


2020 Women in Banking Forum
Balboa Bay Resort • Newport Beach, CA
April 29 - 30, 2020

From junior officers to executive level decision-makers, the Women in Banking Forum delivers the practical tools and tactical strategies necessary for today’s accomplished professionals.

Women bankers from multiple levels will come together to explore the primacy of purpose in ways that are both inspiring and empowering.

Register online!

Using a season pass? Contact registrations@westernbankers.com for assistance or call 916-438-4430.


Hotel Information

Balboa Bay Resort
1221 West Coast Hwy 
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 645-5000
Hotel check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

WBA has arranged a special room rate of $259 per room per night plus taxes and other fees.

To reserve your room, please contact the hotel’s reservations department at (949) 645-5000. In order to receive the special group guestroom rate, please mention the 2020 Women in Banking Forum. 

Please Note: Reservations must be made prior to the “cut-off” date of Monday, March 30, 2020.​ Reservation requests received after March 30, 2020 will be accepted on a space available basis, at the higher of the contract rate or rate available at that time.


Rates reflected are per car per day/night

  • Overnight Valet: $25.00
  • Day Valet: $20.00
Pay It Forward Initiative

Pay It Forward Initiative
Working Wardrobes

In the long-standing tradition of WBA’s Women in Banking Forum, we are excited to announce this year’s Pay-It-Forward beneficiary, Working Wardrobes, who are celebrating 30 years of service. Working Wardrobes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women, men, young adults, and veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work and the power of a paycheck. By providing a full menu of career development services in addition to their clients having access to professional attire, Working Wardrobes supports transformation from the inside out.

At this year’s Women in Banking Forum, we welcome the local chapter president, who will personally accept donations from our generous bankers and partners. Please help bridge the gap from a difficult past to a bright future by donating your gently used professional attire and accessories. WBA will have a drop-off designation at the event.

The road to success is a journey, and we are honored to contribute to this worthy cause. For more information, please contact Montana Townsend at mtownsend@westernbankers.com or call direct at (916) 438-4427.



Wednesday, April 29, 2020
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM General Session
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Morning Refreshment Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch & Presentation
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM General Session
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break
1:50 PM – 2:50 PM Peer Exchange Session
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM General Session
4:00 PM Program Adjourns

Registration Information

Register Today!

Pricing For Through 4/8/2020 After 4/8/2020
WBA Bank Member $695 $795
Bank Non-member $995 $995
Law Firm Member $995 $995
Law Firm Non-Member $1,500 $1,500
WBA Member Season Pass Holder $695 $695
WBA Non-Member Season Pass Holder $995 $995
Table of 10 (Bank Member) $3,950 $3,950
Table of 10 (Bank Non-Member) $5,950 $5,950

For Table of 10 or more registrations, please contact Glenn Younger, Senior Manager of Events & Media, at gyounger@westernbankers.com. 

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by April 15, 2020. No refund if cancellations are received after April 15, 2020. Substitutions welcomed.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Rosemary Mignano, Senior Manager, Strategic Partners at rmignano@westernbankers.com or (916) 438-4435.

Why sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to 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