POSTPONED! 2020 Women in Community Banking Summit - watch for more information for this event to occur May 2021!
Sponsored in part by Bell Bank and DCN (Dakota Carrier Network)
ICBND recognizes the powerful influence and potential of women in the banking profession, along with all women in business. We also recognize the many challenges they face on a daily basis.
This summit helps restore your passion for work and home and find a renewed sense of purpose. You learn how to set yourself apart from the competition, motivate yourself to deal with stress and change, form stronger teams, embrace change, inspire accountability, and more!
Don’t miss this opportunity for invaluable networking, powerful information, and a great career move. Not only do you benefit both personally and professionally, you leave this conference motivated, energized, and inspired!
Who Should Attend:
The 2020 Women in Community Banking Summit is designed for all levels of female community bankers and women in any business who are looking to develop their skills and grow within themselves. We encourage attendees to invite your local business women to attend this valuable session with you at a discounted fee.
Agenda will include:
When Data is Money: A Service Providers Role in Protecting Your Data with Jennifer Guthmiller and Aparna Subramanian, Dakota Carrier Network
Jennifer Guthmiller is the Commercial Sales Manager at DCN (Dakota Carrier Network), a North Dakota fiber optic network owned by 14 independent broadband service providers that serve more than 164,000 customers in over 250 communities statewide. She joined DCN in April 2013 as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Support Specialist. She was promoted to Commercial Sales Manager in February 2019 for which her responsibilities include overseeing the department’s employees and implementing sales initiatives and workflows to support DCN’s overall strategic goals. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree is management information systems with a minor in computer science from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Aparna Subramanian is the systems engineer at DCN (Dakota Carrier Network. She joined DCN in June 2014 as an Ethernet/IP Technician II. In February 2017, Aparna moved into a Sales Engineering position, acting as a technical resource for DCN sales, identifying customer needs and designing solutions to meet customer needs and acting as a liaison between sales and operations to facilitate the implementation and testing of customer solutions. In January 2020, she moved into a Systems Engineering role. Aparna has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Leadership Studies and graduated with honors from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, ND.
Resign as General Manager of the Universe: Five Keys to Finding Balance, Reducing Stress and Avoiding Burnout in the Midst of the Chaos with Kim Becking
In this fast-paced, constantly changing, high stress world, life is anything but balanced. It’s more like a colossal collision between the thousands of things pulling at your time – the demands of work, home and everything in between – leading to overwhelm, stress and burnout. In this interactive, energetic, laugh out loud program, Kim will share her own raw, inspiring and humorous lessons learned about “balancing” the chaos of life through the demands of being a wife, mother, cancer and life thriver, serial entrepreneur, passionate volunteer as well as the dozens of other hats she wears. You will learn the five keys to “Resign As General Manager of the Universe” and leave with practical, immediately actionable strategies to reduce stress, overwhelm and burnout; boost your resilience; take control of your health and your life; and create a life where you are thriving and creating momentum for massive success.
Kim Becking is an engaging, high-energy and impactful motivational keynote speaker, change and leadership expert and best-selling author who helps others conquer change, boost resilience and build a Momentum Mindset® to accelerate success no matter what. Kim has not just survived, but thrived change and challenges in business and life. As an attorney, serial entrepreneur, communications strategist and “recovering” political consultant, Kim has conquered the ever-changing tough worlds of business, government, and politics. She’s also conquered breast cancer and other life challenges. Her expertise on resilience and thriving in the midst of change has been featured in national media such as People, SELF, The New York Times, USA Today, Good Morning America and Lifetime Television.
Communicate Like a Boss (without being Bossy!) with Liz Uram
Do difficult people ruin your day? Are you tired of people walking all over you? Are you ready to stand up for yourself but are afraid of looking like a jerk? It’s time to learn how to communicate like a boss! Excellent communication isn’t about being bossy, it’s about getting your point across assertively. It’s about building relationships, being influential, and making a positive impact on other people. Let’s face it, communication is complex and it can be hard but it’s a skill worth developing. Building good communication skills will increase your value, make interactions with other people easier, and make you a more effective leader.
Liz Uram is a nationally-recognized speaker and corporate trainer who works with leaders who want to make a bigger impact, get better results, and motivate others to do their best. Whether she’s training onsite at a client location or speaking at a conference, audiences get practical solutions to everyday leadership challenges they can apply in the real-world. Liz engages her audiences through the use of props, humor, and relatable experiences. Her stories and examples drive home the lessons and make them stick. Audiences leave not only feeling entertained, but with memorable take-aways that make a lasting impact. After 20 years of experience practicing, studying, and teaching leadership skills she developed systems that work. In fact, she’s written four books packed full of tools to help leaders get real results, real fast. She lives in East Bethel MN and enjoys golfing, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Finding Joy in the Journey with Roxane Battle
The only thing constant in life is change, yet as human beings we resist change, and often suffer our way through loss. But what if we could learn to deal with change in a way that also allows us to find joy? In this candid and inspirational talk, former KARE 11-TV personality and award-winning author Roxane Battle shares her personal journey of transitioning out of a high-profile television career into a new life, and how she found joy in the process. Sometimes change can be the best thing that has ever happened to us, if we are willing to accept, let go, dig deep and forgive.
Roxane Battle is a veteran television journalist, public speaker, author and mom. Her award-winning memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free (Whitaker House 2017), became an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories. Following her successful television news career as an anchor and reporter at the Minneapolis NBC affiliate KARE-TV, Roxane can now be seen making the rounds of local TV stations as a contributing host. She is a nationally sought-after speaker, frequently delivering keynotes on the topics of finding joy, navigating life transitions and work-life merge. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Roxane is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she studied journalism and theater arts. She completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She enjoys cycling around the Minneapolis chain of lakes and has completed 4 consecutive Iron Girl duathalons. Roxane now runs 5Ks for fun, and enjoys feeding homemade mac and cheese to her family and friends.