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When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Where: Colorado
United States
Contact: Mike Bintner

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Women in banking: A CBA webinar series

August 18, 25 and September 1


Seat at the Table

(August 18)

Confidence is key to leadership. This will be an interactive session, aimed at exploring the tools that can boost your leadership skills and assist in tackling the challenges we all face. We will also discuss and how we overcome those challenges together.

  • Speak up and be heard
  • Believe in what you say
  • Be taken seriously

Moderator: Kristin Godfrey, owner and founder, Godfrey Law Group

Panelists: Joanne Sherwood, president and CEO, Citywide Banks and Sharon Whitaker, VP of commercial real estate and finance, American Bankers Association, Angela Williams, Colorado State Senator, Senate District 33

Kristin Godfrey is the owner and founder of the Denver, Colorado – based law firm Godfrey Law Group.  She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame law school and with 25 years in law practice, she is an accomplished transactional attorney who primarily represents financial institutions, business entities and their owners. Kristin specializes in the areas of finance, general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate.



Grit and Growth Mindset: Women Advancing in the Post COVID-19 World

(August 25)

The world is experiencing unprecedented upheaval and disruption. In response to Covid-19, the banking industry rapidly pivoted to address how financial institutions conduct business, how employees work, and the ways consumers manage their finances. With many states still dealing with increasing or high rates of positive tests, the long-term economic impact of this global pandemic remains to be seen, especially if second- and third-wave pandemic predictions are accurate. Rather than dwell on specific solutions to the current crisis, it's important to focus on how women can navigate this (or any) crisis by adopting fundamental strategies for success: the grit and growth mindset. This session will apply the grit and growth mindset to the current situation, and leave you with practical strategies you can implement to help you leverage this crisis into opportunities. 

"Covid-19 presents a myriad of challenges, with more to come. Rather than dwell on specific solutions to the current crisis, it's important to focus on how women can navigate this (or any) crisis by adopting fundamental strategies for success: the grit and growth mindset." - Ann Jenrette-Thomas

She also covered the "grit and growth mindset" in this month's edition of Colorado Banker.

Speaker: Ann Jenrette-Thomas, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Stinson

Ann oversees the implementation of Stinson’s  Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, taking an innovative approach when it comes to addressing challenges within the firm and the profession relating to diversity and inclusion. Her two-pronged approach centers on individual responsibility—equipping people with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to create and inclusive environment—and eradicating the effects of bias through systems and process. She addresses structural bias by continuously evaluating the firm's policies, practices and norms and identifying unique methods to achieve desired outcomes. Among numerous publications and presentations throughout her career, Ann penned the Amazon best seller, The Happy Law Practice: Expert Strategies to Build Business and Maintain Peace of Mind. Prior to joining Stinson, Ann was a diversity and inclusion consultant, an attorney at an Am Law 100 firm, a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a legislative attorney for the New York City Council. She was also president and CEO of a nonprofit organization.


Economic Impact: Before, during and post COVID-19

(September 1)

The Common Sense Institute recently analyzed trends across the Colorado workforce and discovered something shocking: There is a huge gender gap in the economic impacts of this pandemic, with more than twice as many Colorado women being forced out of the workforce than men. And, based on a deeper review of the data, the post-COVID gender gap in workforce participation is significantly worse in Colorado than the national average.

Topics to include:

  • How have women and minority owned business fared?
  • What key industry sectors have been impacted most?
  • Legislative proposals that will help or hurt the economy
  • What recovery looks like

Speaker: Kristin Strohm, president and CEO, Common Sense Institute

Kristin is the President and CEO of the Common Sense Institute (CSI). She was one of the original founders of CSI, and for almost a decade served as a strategic adviser to the think tank until she took a full-time leadership role in early 2019. Previously, as a small business owner Kristin was president and co-founder of the Starboard Group, one of the nation’s most influential political fundraising consulting firms.


When: August 18, August 25 and September 1 from 10-11


Price: $175 for members $225 for non-members


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