Wednesday, April 13, 2022
8:00 am Check-in/Continental Breakfast 
8:30 am Welcome from emcee Nikkie Purvis, Bridgewater Bank, St. Louis Park

Courtney Poja, Senior Director of Advancement

Cornerstone works with families and individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime. They provide a full continuum of services to over 4000 community members each year, including emergency shelter, support groups, clinical therapy, legal services, transitional housing and services for children and youth.

COMMUNITY IMPACT: We will be collecting donations of full size toothbrushes and tooth paste for Cornerstone.

8:45 am  From Broken to Beautiful
Courtney Godfrey

In this social media obsessed, fast-paced culture, today’s workforce lacks resilience and yearns for acceptance more than ever before. By taking people on her own journey of recovery and re-discovery folloiwn a traumatic accident, Courtney challenges her audience to shift their perspective and do more with what they’ve been give. 
9:30am  How Women in Banking Can Manage, Leverage and Excel in the New Normal
Dr. Juli Lynch

When COVID hit in spring of 2020 that role was rapidly redefined as women in banking took to the frontlines to transition their banks into pandemic safe environments, while also heading up personal households, becoming home-school teachers, primary bread winners, support lifelines for struggling staff, coverage for split staffing and cheerleader for morale on the verge of crumbling. Whew! Right?

The boundaries between personal and professional life circumstances, situations and changes has never been more blurred. For this reason, it is critical for women in banking to manage, leverage and excel in this “new normal.”

In this Session Dr. Juli Lynch will guide you through a process of assessing your current management of your personal and professional balance in four focus areas that impact women professionals:
  • Wellness
  • Time
  • Stress
  • Self-Confidence (working in a male paradigm industry).
In this highly interactive session you’ll connect with other women in Minnesota banking to share your experiences and see through collaborative inquiry and engaged discussion solutions and directions to consider for your own growth and expansion. You will walk away with clarity, emerging from the blur feeling hope and excitement for excelling in the New Normal.
   Bonus Optional Follow-up:

“Living in the Blur” – Reflect, Renew and Re-engage
    Join us September 14, 2022 for a Zoom get together to Reflect, Renew and Re-engage with the women from our Women in Banking Conference “Living in the Blur” session. We’ll reflect on the solutions and directions you discussed and discovered in the conference session in order to assess your success and identify any new challenges in your focus areas of: Wellness, Time, Stress and Self-Confidence.
    We’ll recreate the energy of the live session, re-connect with one another’s support and enthusiasm and offer you the opportunity to re-engage a personal and professional life plan that will keep you managing, leveraging and excelling in the New Normal.

Noon Lunch
1:15 pm  State of the Industry in St. Paul and Washington D.C
Joe Witt, MBA President/CEO
Receive an update on the state of the financial industry – both locally and nationally and what issues are on the front burner followed by Q & A.
1:45 pm  Leading Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders, Professionals, and Human Beings
James Robilotta

Hey Superwoman, take off your cape. Hey decision-makers, put away your ego. Let's talk about who you are personally as a leader and as a partner. As humans, we can't learn things from people who are perfect, we can only learn things from people who are imperfect. So, it is time to own who you are so you can be real to others and lead through your faults.

This deep but hysterical session will leave you feeling introspective about the person you show to others and recognize the rapport and trust-building power of authenticity in your communication and relationships. If you're looking to master the art of courageous feedback and authentic relationship building, this is the session for you.
 3:00 pm  Adjourn