UFSC Virtual Empowerment Week – October 18–23, 2021

UFSC Virtual Empowerment Week  

Super Charge Your Business and Career Growth

Urban Financial Services Coalition invites you to “Super Charge Your Business and Career Growth” by attending a week of empowering activities, October 18 – 23, 2021.  UFSC members and financial professionals are invited to participate in the following empowering activities:

  • Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking: The Federal Reserve System is hosting its sixth annual Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking. The forum is designed for middle management to senior level leaders who are people of color in the financial services sector and will include industry, leadership and professional development experiences to enhance your careers and networks.
  • Virtual Vitality with UFSC Empowered Leaders Toastmasters Club: Professional, executives, and entrepreneurs are invited to an evening of Virtual Vitality with the UFSC Empowered Toastmasters Club.  This will be an empowering and elevating experience for attendees that will enable them to network with other professionals; be inspired to enhance their public speaking skills; learn how to develop leadership and communication skills; experience UFSC camaraderie; and have some fun.
  • Holiday Cooking with Chef Ausar, The Kitchen Magician: The Holiday season is upon us and some people have anxiety on what they will be cooking this holiday season. Will it be the same old selections from seasons past or something new to bring in a new vibe, a new sense of excitement.  Chef Ausar, will give you a taste of why they call him the The Kitchen Magician and as a result your holiday guests will be singing your praises with a full stomach.
  • Making it Stick: Your Post Forum Action Plan: Motivating, inspiring, and empowering learning sessions are most valuable when you can apply the knowledge to your professional environment.  Adult learning expert Jeff Hurt says, “The real work [of learning] actually begins when the education session ends. The real work is the effort the learner uses to transfer and apply the new knowledge and skills so that it improves their performance.”  In this session, Urban Financial Services Coalition will share its best practices for creating an action plan to implement what you learned and cultivate the new relationships you established.  
  • Inclusive Leadership: Empower Your Team & Maximize Your Impact: It is important for an organization or business, today, to employ a diverse workforce, which includes people from different backgrounds and with a variety of characteristics.  However, it is not enough to make sure that a company has a diverse workforce.  Every member of the team also needs to be included.  To achieve this, inclusive leaders with the ability to provide members of the team equality of opportunities, access to targeted support for their specific needs, and very importantly, the feeling that they are able to express their ideas and opinion without fear and everyone’s input is equally welcome.  In this interactive mini workshop participants will start to build on their inclusive leadership skills by learning to define and discuss what inclusion and diversity are; why today they are particularly important in business; and why we cannot have diversity without inclusion.  In addition, they will deepen their understanding the idea of privilege and the difference between equity and equality. 

Schedule:

Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking
    • Opening and Welcome with Esther L. George, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Breaking Down Barriers to Financial Inclusion featuring Neel Kashki, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Derrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, and Founding Director at the Institute on Race and Political Economy, The New School
    • Connect and Converse: Facilitated Networking Session

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking
    • What to Know About the Economy featuring Terry Fitzgerald, Minneapolis Fed Economist
    • Panel Discussion on Building Economic Opportunities and Wealth Creation featuring Darrin Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Bancorp, Inc.; George Ashton, Managing Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Joanne Kim, Chief Executive Officer and President, Commonwealth Business Bank; Erik Sprink, Chief Executive Officer and President, Coastal Community Bank
    • Mary Ellen Iskenderain, Chief Executive Officer and President, Women’s World Banking
  • Urban Financial Services Coalition
    • Virtual Vitality with the UFSC Empowered Leaders Toastmasters Club Meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking
    • Connect and Collaborate: Facilitated Networking Session
  • Urban Financial Services Coalition
    • Holiday Cooking with Chef Ausar, The Kitchen Magician

Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking
    • Personal Resiliency for Leaders featuring Liz Joynt-Sandberg, Second City Works
    • Panel Discussion on Addressing the Diversity Gap in the Banking Pipeline featuring La Toya Lewis, Vice-President of Innovation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Colette Campbell, Chief Talent Acquisition and Diversity Officer, Bremer Bank; Greg Cunningham, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, US Bank; Kianga Lee, Vice President of Administrative Operations, Independent Community Bankers of America; and Kleber Santos, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Diverse Segments, Representation & Inclusions, Wells Fargo

Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking
    • Diversity and Inclusion Keynote entitled “The Architecture of Authenticity” featuring Carolina Wanga, CEO of Essence Communications, Inc. and Chief Growth Officer of Essence Ventures)
    • Closing and Thank You featuring Alene Tchourumoff, Senior Vice President of Community Development and the Center for Indian Country Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
    • Making It Stick: Your Post Forum Plan featuring Ditu Kasuyi

Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking
    • Inclusive Leadership: Empower Your Team & Maximize Your Impact featuring, Adrienne Whitaker, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director, Virginia Housing and Ditu Kasuyi, Advisory Board President, Urban Financial Services Coalition 

Registration:

  • To register for the Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking, hosted by the Federal Reserve of St Louis, visit https://lnkd.in/g9KSC7HK . Registration cost is free and deadline to register is October 13, 2021.
  • To register for UFSC hosted events: ese registration links: 
  • Virtual Vitality with UFSC Empowered Leaders Toastmasters Club
    • RSVP by sending an email to UFSCKC@gmail.com

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