Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance
Propelling Women to Grow to their Full Potential
The mission of the Council of Professional Women in Banking is to encourage, empower, and inspire women to reach their goals in their banking and finance careers through ongoing education, personal and professional development, innovative programs and activities, and opportunities for mentoring to enable them to reach for GOLD – Growth, Opportunity, Leadership, and Development.
2020 Annual Conference
CANCELLED as of March 18, 2020 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In these unprecedented times, and to protect our registrants, members and employees due to the restrictions enforced relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance Eighth Annual Conference on Thursday, May 7, 2020, has been cancelled.
We take our responsibility to provide safety and wellness at our events very seriously and taking measures to help prevent the spread of the virus is our top priority, while providing exceptional service for our members through telephonic capabilities, online platforms, email, and other communications channels during these extraordinary times.
Please mark your calendar for the Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance 2021 Annual Conference that will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021. For questions, please contact MBA's Cindy Gentilcore (443-837-1602)
2020 Achievement Awards
POSTPONED as of March 18, 2020 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The 2020 Achievement Awards program has been postponed until a later date this year due to the restrictions enforced relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Stay tuned for the rescheduled date to honor this year's recipients of these prestigious awards.
Below are the 2019 recipients of the Council’s prestigious achievement awards:
2019 Achievement Award In recognition of her outstanding achievements in the banking industry and service in the community
Amalia Kastberg Division Executive, Marketing Sandy Spring Bank
2019 Champion for Women Award In recognition of her commitment to promote and inspire women in the workplace and leadership in the community
Myrna Kennedy Senior Vice President Senior Credit Officer, Commercial Side Howard Bank
2019 GOLD Award In recognition of her leadership excellence, innovative thinking, and commitment to community service
Donna Stevens Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Shore Bancshares, Inc.
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award In recognition of her outstanding service and dedication to the banking industry
Karen Stiltner Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager M&T Bank
“The MBA congratulates the 2019 award recipients who have made an indelible mark on the banking industry and the communities they serve. The awards celebrate the role of women in promoting the success of their institutions and in inspiring other women in the banking industry to achieve their full potential,” said Kathleen Murphy, President and CEO of the Maryland Bankers Association.
View the lists below of all of the previous award recipients in the following award categories: