Women in Banking Conference

2022 Women in Banking Conference

presenting sponsor ICBA

April 12 & 13 * Hilton Hotel * 1001 E. County Line Road * Jackson

This exciting yearly event is intended to inspire, motivate and empower women from all areas of the bank. Designed to encourage, support and inspire women to maximize their careers in banking. Women of all ages and positions in the bank.

Sponsorship Packet 2022

Women in Banking Conference Agenda

April 12 & 13, 2022

Tuesday, April 12

5:30 – 6:30 pm     Cocktail Reception @ Drago’s

6:30 pm                 Dine-Arounds (Not included in price of registration)

Wednesday, April 13

8 – 8:30 am           Registration and Mini-Market
8:30 – 8:45 am      Welcome, Tammy Phillips, MBA Women in Banking Committee
8:45 – 9:15 am      State Regulatory Update - Rhoshunda Kelly
9:15 – 10:30 am    Dare to Thrive - Dima Ghawi
10:30 – 10:45 am  Coffee and Conversation
10:45 am – 12 pm The Businesswoman’s Guide to Establishing Executive Presence, Mandi Stanley
12 – 1:15 pm          Buffet Lunch – Mississippi Update from Attorney General Lynn Fitch
1:15 – 1:45 pm       Mini-Market
1:45 – 3:45 pm      Getting Beyond the Busy – Engaging Yourself and Those You Lead, Patty Hendrickson
3:45 pm                  Door Prizes, Evaluation & Adjourn 

Who Should Attend

This conference will present banking and leadership topics from the perspective of the female banking professional. It is designed to provide attendees with tools for career enrichment, along with the opportunity to network with peers in the Mississippi banking community. 


We recommend casual dress. To ensure your comfort, please bring a jacket or sweater.

Registration fee*

Registration fee includes breakfast, breaks, lunch, training materials and certificate. Dine-Arounds are not included in the registration fee.

Members: $295 per person

Non-members: $590 per person

*Special 2022 Rate: Register 5 bankers; receive one free registrant.

Cancellation Policy

Full registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is received on or before April 6, 2022. After that date, a $50 processing fee will be retained. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made the day of the conference. Substitutions are welcome at no extra charge.

NEW!!! Mini Shopping Market!

New to the conference this year the MBA Women in Banking Committee members are inviting vendors to market their products such as pottery, jewelry, make-up and more on the day of the conference. More exciting info to come!

Tuesday Evening Meet and Greet!

Tuesday, April 12; 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Drago’s Restaurant, 1001 E. County Line Rd., Jackson, MS

The Women in Banking Conference Cocktail Meet & Greet begins on Tuesday, April 12 at Drago’s Restaurant. Cocktails and refreshments will be served. Join us for a great time for meeting old friends and making new ones! The cocktail reception is included in the registration fee.


Several options for dine-arounds have been made in different cuisines as well as price ranges. Please register your 1st and 2nd choice for dinner on the registration form below and we will try to accommodate as best we can. The cost of dinner is not included in the registration fee. If you participate in the Dine-Arounds, you are responsible for paying for your meal.

Bonefish - $$ - Contemporary grill chain offering a seafood-centric menu, plus steaks & cocktails. – 6:30 pm

Drago’s - $$$ - Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster. They serve authentic Cajun cuisine with a New Orleans flair! – 6:30 pm

Koestler Prime - $$$ - Since 1998, they have served some of the finest steaks and seafood in the Jackson area. A family owned tradition for over 20 years, we relished the idea of putting our stamp on the business. – 6:30 pm

Local 463 - $$ - Southern fare & seafood served in an upscale-casual, modern restaurant with huge windows & bar area. – 6 pm

Lynn Fitch was sworn in as Mississippi’s 40th Attorney General and first ever woman Attorney General on August 9, 2020. Raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Attorney General Fitch earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate at the University of Mississippi. At the age of 23, she began her legal career as a Special Assistant Attorney General at the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. She continued her career in private practice as a bond lawyer, accumulating more than 35 years of legal experience both in private practice and public service. Before becoming the State’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Fitch served as Mississippi’s elected State Treasurer for eight years, from January 2012 to January 2020. Prior to that, she was selected by Governor Barbour to serve as Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board (MSPB), and she served as Deputy Executive Director at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and as Counsel for the Mississippi House of Representatives Ways and Means and Local and Private Legislation Committees. General Fitch was active on the national level as State Treasurer, serving as Vice President for the National Association of Treasurers and as Chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation. She has already served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General, and she is currently serving as Co-Chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Human Trafficking Committee. 


Dima Ghawi is a Jordanian American award-winning author, leadership keynote speaker, and a three-time TEDx speaker. She is the founder of a global talent development company with a primary mission for advancing individuals in leadership. Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, and executive coaching, Dima has empowered professionals across the globe to develop critical business skills and expand their leadership potential. In addition, she has provided guidance to business executives to help them understand the value of gender diverse leadership, and to develop a multi-year plan for advancing quality leaders from within the organization.

Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. Through her work, she has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce. 

Patty Hendrickson, full-time professional speaker, is an expert in leadership development for the whole person at work and at home. Patty works with organizations that want to grow leaders and with people who want more out of life. That means less guilt; more focus; and more done. Patty’s high-energy and interactive programs deliver content and Patty sets the stage for the content conversations to continue after the applause. Patty is the author of the inspirational book, now in its fifth printing called Who I Am Depends On Me!, has a Masters of Business Administration, and is Past President of the National Speakers Association – Wisconsin Chapter. With presentations in nearly every state, Canada and Central America, Patty is most proud of her speaking business which continues to grow with over 90% repeat and referral clients. Patty is also a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation of the National Speakers Association. Less than 800 speakers in the world have this designation. Her most popular topics are leadership, engagement and motivation. 

Governor Reeves appointed Rhoshunda Kelly as Commissioner March 22, 2021. Rhoshunda has nearly 20 years of experience as a bank regulator. She began her career as a bank examiner after graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in Business and a concentration in Banking and Finance. She was a field examiner from 2001 to 2011. As a field examiner, she assessed the safety and soundness of Mississippi state-chartered banks.  In 2012 she became a review examiner and was promoted to the Director of Bank Supervision in 2013. She was appointed Deputy Commissioner in 2014 and was responsible for supervisory oversight of the banking, mortgage, consumer finance, administration, legal and information technology divisions. In this capacity, she also ensured effective coordination between the state and federal regulators and fostered engagement with regulated industries. Rhoshunda is a graduate of the School of Banking at Louisiana State University where she is currently a faculty member. She is also an honor graduate of the American Bankers Association Graduate Trust School. Mrs. Kelly is a Certified Public Manager and a Certified Examinations Manager. She was named a 2019 Leader in Finance by Mississippi Business Journal. Mrs. Kelly is active in the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), serving on the Board of Directors, as well as several other organizational committees, including immediate past chairman of the southeastern district of state bank regulators.



Mandi Stanley - With more than 27 years of experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business and governmental leaders who want to boost their professional image by becoming better speakers and writers. She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 75,000 seminar participants. In 2003, Mandi was designated a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 9 percent of all worldwide speakers have earned this designation, and Mandi is the first Mississippian in history to receive this honor through the National Speakers Association. 

Julie Hanson is Executive Vice President of Product & Relationship Management for ICBA Bancard, a subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Julie joined ICBA Bancard in 2011 and has been banks advising banks on topics in the payments industry for over 30 years. Her experience includes credit and debit card issuing and acquiring, portfolio management, product and client-relationship management, data conversions and treasury management sales to financial institutions and corporations.

In Julie’s current role she oversees the client and relationship management staff of Bancard who strategize and support banks with their payment initiatives including guidance for new product offerings, marketing and program profitability. Julie presents to financial institution audiences on current payment trends including digital payment strategies, payment technologies and industry changes in the credit, debit and digital landscape.

Julie holds degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Julie's areas of expertise include:

• The Payments Ecosystem
• Payments Innovation and Market Strategy
• Digital Payments 
• Credit & Debit Card Issuing and Acquiring
• Credit and Debit Portfolio Management
• Customer Engagement and Card Marketing





Mississippi Bankers Association

Women in Banking Conference

April 12 - 13, 2022

Hilton Hotel, 1001 E. County Line Rd., Jackson, MS

Registration Form


Bank Name_________________________________________________

Bank Address_______________________________________________

City, State, Zip_______________________________________________


Registrant Name (1)_________________________________________


Cell Phone____________________________

Dine-around preference: (1)____________________________


Registrant Name (2)__________________________________________


Cell Phone____________________________

Dine-around preference: (1)____________________________


Registrant Name (3)__________________________________________


Cell Phone____________________________

Dine-around preference: (1)____________________________


Member:                 $295 per registrant

Non-member:       $590 per registrant

New 2022 Registration Rate: Register 5 bankers – receive 1 free.

Each individual will receive a confirmation of registration via email. Please contact Lori Richardson at 601-948-6366 or 601-421-3301 if you do not receive a confirmation.


_____ Please invoice, to be paid by April 6        

_____ Please charge my credit card below.

TO REGISTER: Scan & Email to lrichardson@msbankers.com

QUESTIONS: Contact Lori Richardson (601) 709-3736 or email the address above.

Credit Card Information

Name on Bank Card______________________________________________________

Credit Card Number______________________________________________________

Expiration Date___________________________CVV___________________________

Billing Zip Code_____________________________________

Please complete and email to lrichardson@msbankers.com.