Episode 2: Christine Benoit of Farmers State Bank gives advice to her 25 year-old self

PWR Peer Group Meeting Notes

The PWR Peer Group holds conference call meetings two or three times a year to discuss professional development topics. Click here to read the notes from past meetings. Please note: a member bank login is required to view the peer group meeting notes page.

What You're Saying About PWR – Professional Women Revitalized!

  • "This is wonderful. I appreciate so much that LBA recognizes the need to motivate and encourage women in this industry...Thank you for the motivation and inspiration!"  
  • I would LOVE to join the PWR Peer Group!!
  • “This is such a great opportunity for women in the banking industry, and I sincerely appreciate LBA for offering it!”
  • “POWER TO THE WOMEN!”

Helpful Documents

Click on the links below to download the document.

Show-Me Banker magazine article, "The Jar of Good" by Lindsay LaNore (posted 2/20/2020)

The Tennessee Banker article, "60% is Good Enough" by Christy Pruitt-Haynes (posted 10/2/19) 

ICBA Independent Banker article by Julie Kendrick, "4 banking histories that read like fiction " (posted 8/24/19)

ABA Banking Journal article "Women Rising" by Kerry O’Leary (posted 8/27/18)

JMFA article, "How to Prepare for & Ace an Interview, Part 1" (posted 5/21/18)

JMFA article, "How to Prepare for & Ace an Interview, Part 2" (posted 5/21/18)

SB Wellness Group Newsletter (May 2018) (posted 5/1/18)

Mentoring Program Document (posted 3/19/18)

Mentor/Mentee Agreement (posted 3/19/18)

Mentoring Action Plan (posted 3/19/18)

"You Can't Talk Enough About Your Company Values" by Joe Scarlett 

Helpful Resources

Educational Tools for Emerging Leaders

ABA has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business to offer three new leadership certificate programs in an accessible and cost-effective online format. Click here for more information.

Podcast: How Emerging Community Bank Leaders Are Building Their Careers

A lawyer and a professional baseball player walk into a bank.... No, it’s not a joke--it’s the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast. Emily Gray graduated from law school, and Blake Taylor began his working life as a minor-league baseball player, but both of them ended up building successful careers in community banking. Gray is now senior credit officer at Hardin County Bank, Savannah, Tenn., and Taylor is an SVP and commercial real estate lender at Southern First Bank in Columbia, S.C. They are chair and vice chair, respectively, of ABA’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Board, and on the podcast they discuss how rising leaders in banking can develop their careers and position themselves to succeed. Click here to go to the ABA Banking Journal article. Click here to listen to this episode. (posted 6/21/18)  

Simon Sinek's Resources
Simon Sinek is an author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant who has some pretty cool things to say. Click here to check out one of his videos. He also has a new book out called Together is Better which he says will inspire readers to ask for help, help others and discover their own courage.