At A Glance
When & Where
Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:30 am — 1:30 pm
Exhibit hall open, education sessions with speakers, food served.
Friday, May 15, 2020
8:00 am — 5:00 pm
8-hour continuing education NMLS course.
Exhibit hall will NOT be open.
2020 Agenda
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, May 5
2:30 pm — 3:00 pm
Conference Wrap Up
Presented by 

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers and sponsors.

1:45 pm — 2:30pm
When Opportunity (Inspiration) Knocks
Presented by 
Emme

No more self-destructive talk and poor behavior blocking a passionate and mission filled life! When opportunities suddenly pop up, Emme – the nation’s first plus-sized supermodel -- encourages you to step into them with a resounding "hell yes," most especially when we don't feel qualified! "Opportunities just don't show up out of the blue, it's a little shoulder tap to stretch ourselves to another level, to learn and grow," she says. Emme shares her journey and how it taught her to embrace tough times, to reevaluate with whom we hang, engage in business and how important carving time out every day for peace and quiet, alone.

Isn't it time to live the life you are meant to live instead of the life you feel you should be living? Get ready to be inspired, gain the courage to leap into new challenges and learn through laughter and possibly some tears, how to turn fear into a friend to fuel our future.

1:00 pm — 1:45 pm
How To Be a Leader in Economic Equality
Presented by 
Malia Lazu

The world is awash in minority groups and the disenfranchised demanding to be heard. The banking industry – and community banks and credit unions in particular – can play a leading role in bringing about sustainable change that invites everyone to be part of economic liberation. We’ll hear from Malia Lazu, EVP and Chief Experience and Chief Culture Officer at Berkshire Bank, about how each of our institutions can be a voice for economic justice, and tactics that can bring about lasting effect.

11:45 am — 1:00 pm
Sandra J. Pattie Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon
Presented by 

Join us for this special awards luncheon honoring women who’ve made an exceptional mark on the region’s banking industry.

10:45 am — 11:30 am
The Data that Drives Success
Presented by 
Kim Snyder

Banks and credit unions have massive amounts of data about their customers, markets, products and services, and using that data should be at the top of your institution’s strategic priorities. But finding the most efficient way to access and use that data effectively continues to be a challenge for many. That’s why this important session—led by Kim Snyder, president of KBS Results and Klarivis -- will focus on strategies designed to help you leverage your data more effectively to increase wallet share, create organizational efficiencies, affirm your place in the market and create new franchise value.

9:45 am — 10:30 am
Making It To the Top of the World
Presented by 
Lhakpa Sherpa

Women in the workplace often think about what it takes to reach the top of their profession. But for Lhakpa Sherpa, the question is: What does it mean to be at the top of the world?

This Nepalese native’s story is an inspiration to every working woman, and to every person who’s ever sacrificed for their children. Lhakpa Sherpa moved to Connecticut years ago to start and raise a family. But without being able to read English or speak it well, she works in jobs that seem to make her invisible to others: custodial service at Subway, housekeeping, clerking and cleaning at Whole Foods. Any job that puts food on the table for her children.

But Lhakpa Sherpa isn’t an ordinary woman. She is one of the most skilled athletes in the world. And, with nine successful expeditions so far, she holds the Guinness Book of World Records for summiting Mt. Everest more times than any other woman (and most men).

We’re proud to welcome Lhakpa Sherpa to this year’s event, as she shows how the power of perseverance, the power of passion, and the power of love have shaped her life and allowed her to not only become the most accomplished summiteer of Everest in history, but to also have provided a life she only dreamed of for her daughters.



8:55 am — 9:40 AM
The Path to Presidency
Presented by 
Anne Tangen

For women in banking, getting a seat in the C-Suite is often a tantalizing but unattained goal. Women still make up a minority of senior executive positions at bank and credit unions throughout the region. That makes reaching the top spot difficult, but not impossible. Just ask Anne Tangen, the new President and CEO of BankFive.

What are the lessons she’s learned as she’s made her way to the top? What are the pitfalls to avoid, and the paths to blaze? Join us for this inspirational opening to this year’s New England Women in Banking conference.

8:45 am — 8:55 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Presented by 
8:00 am — 8:30 am
Registration & Networking
Presented by 

Breakfast
Coffee & Tea
Mimosas & Bloody Mary Bar

Wednesday, May 5
Presented by
2:30 pm — 3:00 pm
Conference Wrap Up

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers and sponsors.

Presented by
Emme
1:45 pm — 2:30pm
When Opportunity (Inspiration) Knocks

No more self-destructive talk and poor behavior blocking a passionate and mission filled life! When opportunities suddenly pop up, Emme – the nation’s first plus-sized supermodel -- encourages you to step into them with a resounding "hell yes," most especially when we don't feel qualified! "Opportunities just don't show up out of the blue, it's a little shoulder tap to stretch ourselves to another level, to learn and grow," she says. Emme shares her journey and how it taught her to embrace tough times, to reevaluate with whom we hang, engage in business and how important carving time out every day for peace and quiet, alone.

Isn't it time to live the life you are meant to live instead of the life you feel you should be living? Get ready to be inspired, gain the courage to leap into new challenges and learn through laughter and possibly some tears, how to turn fear into a friend to fuel our future.

Presented by
Malia Lazu
1:00 pm — 1:45 pm
How To Be a Leader in Economic Equality

The world is awash in minority groups and the disenfranchised demanding to be heard. The banking industry – and community banks and credit unions in particular – can play a leading role in bringing about sustainable change that invites everyone to be part of economic liberation. We’ll hear from Malia Lazu, EVP and Chief Experience and Chief Culture Officer at Berkshire Bank, about how each of our institutions can be a voice for economic justice, and tactics that can bring about lasting effect.

Presented by
11:45 am — 1:00 pm
Sandra J. Pattie Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon

Join us for this special awards luncheon honoring women who’ve made an exceptional mark on the region’s banking industry.

Presented by
Kim Snyder
10:45 am — 11:30 am
The Data that Drives Success

Banks and credit unions have massive amounts of data about their customers, markets, products and services, and using that data should be at the top of your institution’s strategic priorities. But finding the most efficient way to access and use that data effectively continues to be a challenge for many. That’s why this important session—led by Kim Snyder, president of KBS Results and Klarivis -- will focus on strategies designed to help you leverage your data more effectively to increase wallet share, create organizational efficiencies, affirm your place in the market and create new franchise value.

Presented by
Lhakpa Sherpa
9:45 am — 10:30 am
Making It To the Top of the World

Women in the workplace often think about what it takes to reach the top of their profession. But for Lhakpa Sherpa, the question is: What does it mean to be at the top of the world?

This Nepalese native’s story is an inspiration to every working woman, and to every person who’s ever sacrificed for their children. Lhakpa Sherpa moved to Connecticut years ago to start and raise a family. But without being able to read English or speak it well, she works in jobs that seem to make her invisible to others: custodial service at Subway, housekeeping, clerking and cleaning at Whole Foods. Any job that puts food on the table for her children.

But Lhakpa Sherpa isn’t an ordinary woman. She is one of the most skilled athletes in the world. And, with nine successful expeditions so far, she holds the Guinness Book of World Records for summiting Mt. Everest more times than any other woman (and most men).

We’re proud to welcome Lhakpa Sherpa to this year’s event, as she shows how the power of perseverance, the power of passion, and the power of love have shaped her life and allowed her to not only become the most accomplished summiteer of Everest in history, but to also have provided a life she only dreamed of for her daughters.



Presented by
Anne Tangen
8:55 am — 9:40 AM
The Path to Presidency

For women in banking, getting a seat in the C-Suite is often a tantalizing but unattained goal. Women still make up a minority of senior executive positions at bank and credit unions throughout the region. That makes reaching the top spot difficult, but not impossible. Just ask Anne Tangen, the new President and CEO of BankFive.

What are the lessons she’s learned as she’s made her way to the top? What are the pitfalls to avoid, and the paths to blaze? Join us for this inspirational opening to this year’s New England Women in Banking conference.

Presented by
8:45 am — 8:55 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Presented by
8:00 am — 8:30 am
Registration & Networking

Breakfast
Coffee & Tea
Mimosas & Bloody Mary Bar

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