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CBA Hosts Annual Women in Banking Forum

The California Bankers Association held its annual Women in Banking Forum last week in Westlake Village. More than 100 bankers from across the state gathered to hear from women banking leaders who shared the stories, advice and experiences that have shaped their careers and lives.

CBA’s EVP and COO, Maurine Padden, and Mary Curran, EVP and Chief Risk Officer, Corporate Banking, Union Bank and immediate past CBA chairman, kicked off the forum with an opening address followed by the keynote delivered by Pamela Joseph, vice chairman, Payment Services, U.S Bancorp and chairman of Elavon, Inc. Joseph spoke about leadership and how it can positively impact an organization/team. CBA then welcomed Teresa Curran, SVP and director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, who gave an overview of California state financial institutions followed by a Washington, D.C. perspective presented by Barrie Christman, chairman, president and CEO of Principal Bank. 

Dr. Yasmin Davidds then presented a session on negotiation, giving insight to different negotiation styles and when and how to use them.  Anita Paige, SVP of Edge Global Advisors, delivered a dynamic and energetic session on leadership and succession planning, and then closed the forum by moderating a panel discussion, which included panelists Barbara Hosaka of Neighborhood National Bank, Christa Steele of F&M Bank and Kathleen Thomas of Greater Sacramento Bancorp. The forum was immediately followed by a well-attended networking reception where attendees discussed what they had learned and shared their own stories with one another.

The CBA would like to thank all of the speakers, attendees and staff that made this event a great success.

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