2023 Bank On Washington Forum Agenda

Day One – Connect & Expand

9:30-10:30    Registration

10:30-11:00  Welcome, Reflections on 2022 & Intention-Setting

11:00-12:30   Opening Plenary Panel: What does it mean for BIPOC and marginalized communities to belong in financial services/programs?

  • Andrea Alexander, T3 Training & NW Native Asset Building Coalition
  • Samuel Johnson, DFI & Central WA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Maria Sennett, Beneficial State Foundation
  • Moderated by Devin Stubblefield

12:30-1:15    Lunch

1:15-2:30      Action Squad learning sessions

  • Youth
  • Black Homeownership Initiative
  • Microenterprise
  • Immigrants & refugees
  • Justice-involved individuals

2:30-2:45      Break

2:45-4:00      What does it mean to serve communities who have experienced trauma?

4:00-4:15      Break

4:15-5:30      Partnerships for financial wellbeing

  • Erwin Reeves, FDIC
  • Jennifer Quiroz, Financial Empowerment Network

Day Two – Strengthen & Empower

8:00-8:30      Breakfast

8:30-8:45      Opening/Welcome Day Two

8:45-9:30      Reflections from Day One

9:30-10:00    Gallery Walk & Networking

10:00-11:30  Financial Belonging in Action

11:30-12:15   Bringing it Forward

12:15-12:30   Break

12:30-1:30     Conversation with Commerce: Small Business Support

  • Shiloh Penland and Linda Womack from Commerce’s Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness, Small Business Finance & Community Support Division 

Please check back, as more speakers are being announced in the coming weeks!


*Does your community struggle with obtaining the correct identification required to open an account? Consider staying for a free DFI-sponsored event happening the afternoon of October 24th:

Identification Requirements: Models for Growing Inclusion

Oct. 24, 2023, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
Everett Community College, 2000 Tower Street, Everett WA

This event is immediately following the Bank On Washington Conference.

Join the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions for co-learning between community, industry, and government.

Learn more and register here!