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2024 CBA Women in Banking

Friday, April 26, 2024
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bristol, CT


Thursday, April 25, 2024

An exciting networking reception, the evening before on Thursday, April 25, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Network with the event speakers and your banking peers. Enjoy cocktails at the Prosecco Bar, hors-d'oeuvres - including our legendary Mashed Potato Bar - and of course, the great company!


Program Agenda - Friday, April 26, 2024

7:30 a.m.  – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

11:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.




12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Registration & Buffet Breakfast

Frank Gaudio, President & CEO, First Bank of Greenwich and CBA Chairman
Erica Torres and Kelley Chartier, Wolf & Company

Stepping Into Genius - Cindy Donaldson, Red Barn Consulting

Have you ever felt as though you were meant for something more, yet the thought of a major shift in your life gives you anxiety beyond belief?  Perhaps you suffer from Imposter Syndrome, never thinking you are good enough or constantly comparing yourself to others in a negative way.  Have you ever wanted to raise your hand in a meeting and share that brilliant idea that has been rolling around in your head, yet that hand never goes up because you fear the judgement of others?  You are not alone, nor are you broken: You just need a shift in mindset around success and around who you are.  You CAN be, do and/or have anything in life that you want. It takes stepping into your genius and learning the power of living a life by design, not by default. It’s not as hard as you think!

Coffee Break

Powered Productivity: Super Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done: Beth Z., Your Nerdy Best Friend
Exasperated by email? Peeved about passwords? Tired of tedious tasks? You're not alone.
Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, for an interactive, fun, research-based look at common productivity problems, followed by the technology to solve them.  Discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, get organized and finally get stuff done during this interactive presentation.  Everybody wins!

Stretch Break

The Power of Mastering Nonverbal Communications, Linda Clemons®, Sisterpreneur®
Approximately 80% of communication is expressed nonverbally. When you know how to unlock and tap the secrets of people's nonverbal cues, you’ll always have the advantage in any situation. Armed with this powerful information you'll be able to sit in a business meeting and know what your colleagues and boss are really thinking and feeling.  Imagine knowing the perfect time to close the deal or negotiation. In this interactive power pact session, you'll even learn how your body language influences your boss and how it may affect your impact on your promotion and career and so much more!

Networking Lunch


Hotel Information

The CBA has a room block at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.  Reservations can be made at our discounted rate until Friday, April 5, 2024. After that date, the block rate will no longer be available.  Please note that room availability is limited and rooms may sell out before the reservation deadline.  Please click here for online reservations.