What You'll Get



Movers and Shakers

Leadership insights from women named to American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking list

Interactive Discussions

Roundtable sessions with your peers on professional and personal development topics

Leadership Lessons

Keynote presentations from women at the pinnacle of the industry

Your New Agenda for Growth

American Banker proudly presents this all new one-day event: The Most Powerful Women in Banking LEAD. Meet women execs in financial services who share a common interest: to challenge current thinking in order to change the way we lead and impact the world through the work we do; to make connections to live with greater purpose, wisdom and meaning.


Featured Speakers



Kathie Andrade

Kathie Andrade

CEO, Retail Financial Services, TIAA

Mike Bergelson

Mike Bergelson

CEO and Co-Founder, Everwise

Melissa M. Erhardt

Melissa M. Erhardt

Managing Director, Human Resources, Citi Retail Services

Nora Herting

Nora Herting

Principal and Co-Founder, ImageThink

Laura Mather

Laura Mather

Founder and CEO, Unitive


Leslie J. McNamara

Leslie J. McNamara

Managing Director, Head of Business and Market Development, Citi Retail Services

Dr. Drew Ramsey

Dr. Drew Ramsey

Clinical Psychiatrist, Author, Farmer, and Founder, National Kale Day

Brenda van Camp

Brenda van Camp

Founder and CEO, SharpAlice

Schedule at a Glance



May 24

8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome by Co-Chairs
8:45 a.m General Sessions
10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. General Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. General Sessions
3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. General Sessions
3:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Plan Your Stay



The Women in Banking LEAD will be conveniently located in the heart of NYC at the Crowne Plaza Times Square. A block of rooms has been reserved exclusively for conference attendees. Please make your reservations early as rooms will sell out. Click here for booking information.




What is The Women in Banking LEAD?

The Women in Banking LEAD is a professional development program for high-potential women in the industry that is strongly supported by the women on American Banker’s prestigious Most Powerful lists

Who will attend?

This event is open to all executives from all departments junior to senior level and we encourage the mix since the event themes are mentoring, professional development and pressing issues in financial services. This unique event gathers women from across the financial industry for a day of education and peer networking.

Who are the creators of the event?

The Women in Banking LEAD is brought to you by SourceMedia, publishers of American Banker, Bank Technology News, PaymentsSource and a number of other financial services industry publications.


The Women in Banking LEAD will be held May 24, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.


Want to talk to a real person? Call Meghan Rath at (212) 803-6074.


For information about sponsoring or exhibiting opportunities at The Women in Banking LEAD please contact: Meghan Rath | (212) 803-6074 or at meghan.rath@sourcemedia.com.


Please reach out to Julie Dienes at (212) 803-6594 or julie.dienes@sourcemedia.com.

May 24, 2017, New York City


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