Meet Puget Sound banker Laurie Stewart, who is chairing ABA in 2019-20.
Browsing: Women in banking
ABA today saluted the women named to American Banker Magazine’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” and “25 Women to Watch in Banking” lists for 2019.
Natalie Bartholomew is chief administrative officer at Grand Savings Bank in northwestern Arkansas, but she is probably better known for her popular blog “The Girl Banker,” which provides advice on career advancement and work-life balance for women in banking as well as spotlighting female leaders in financial services.
It’s a willingness to develop skills and bridge the confidence gap—to apply for that next job, even if you have self-doubt—that contributes to more women assuming positions of leadership.
Christie Obenauer’s family-owned bank had a problem. Based in a rural county in western North Dakota, her community had been dealing with the prospect of population decline, but then the North Dakota energy boom brought an influx of newcomers. “It’s a wonderful problem to have.”
Kristie Holoch’s bank is not just in the business of serving farmers, families and small businesses in the 33 Nebraska towns where it has branches — it also serves its fellow Nebraska community banks.
Meet a third-generation family-owned community bank that has brought young, ethnic minority bankers onto its executive team.
Heather Malcolm is a central Montana agricultural lender, but when she’s not on the bank, she works on her family’s cattle ranch, which allows her to stay closely in touch with the challenges faced by her loan customers.
“Innovation doesn’t have to be in technology,” says Julieann Thurlow. “Innovation can be rethinking about a problem and really thinking about what consumers want and where the need is.”