Careers and Connections: Women’s ERGs as Catalysts for Professional Growth

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Originally Recorded:  Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 1:00 pm EST

Speakers: Anna Ettin and Ashley Nessler

This webinar celebrates Women’s History Month and underscores the influential role that Women’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) play in the professional and personal development of women in the workplace. We’ll chat with Ashley Nessler, SVP of Financial Center Operations Strategy & Planning and enterprise co-chair of Bank of America’s L.E.A.D. for Women, about how her leadership with the network contributed to shaping her career over more than a decade.

We’ll explore the transformative power of Women’s ERGs, gaining insights into how these groups not only provide support and advocacy, but also create opportunities for growth, skill enhancement, and networking. In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • The ongoing impact of Women’s ERGs in promoting gender equity.
  • How Women’s ERGs function as dynamic platforms for networking, mentorship, and professional growth.
  • The ways in which Women’s ERGs collaborate to celebrate intersectionality and push forward successful initiatives that support multicultural women.

Don’t miss out on this enlightening journey through the world of Women’s ERGs and their pivotal role in shaping a more equitable future. Register now for Careers and Connections: Women’s ERGs as Catalysts for Professional Growth and be part of the movement towards empowering women in every sphere of the professional world.

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About Anna Ettin

Tapestry Partner Solutions

Anna Ettin is a trailblazer and innovator, having developed strategy and framework for employee groups at two of the largest companies in the world.

Anna spent 18 years at Bank of America. In 2007, she accepted the first of several roles in the global women’s group. In 2012, she launched the Inter-Generational Employee Network (IGEN), helping shape the company’s strategies and practices around a multi-generational workforce. She was recognized four times with the company’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Award. Anna joined Amazon in 2019 to enable global expansion and amplify the impacts of Affinity Groups, driving 225% increase in membership and 900% growth of chapters across the company footprint. Her team supports 13 Affinity Groups with 1,500 chapters and more than 130,000 memberships.

She is a frequently requested keynote speaker for diversity, equity and inclusion topics and leadership skills, and generational dynamics in the workforce.

About Ashley Nessler

SVP of Financial Center Operations Strategy & Planning and enterprise co-chair of Bank of America’s L.E.A.D. for Women

Ashley Nessler is a Customer Segment Manager in Preferred Banking Controls, Operations and Supervision team at Bank of America. Ashley is responsible for leading strategy development, partner integration, process simplification and risk reduction for over 3800 financial centers. In her role, Ashley is focused on improving the end-to-end process for Signature Services and complex account services / requests.

Prior to this role, Ashley developed and improved credit enablement programming through new program strategies for Small Business sales teammates and the Small Business Administration (SBA) team. In 2020, Ashley led an organization of 400+ campus hires with Enterprise Independent Testing efforts for the Paycheck Protection Program.

Ashley joined Bank of America in 2003 as a professional teller during her second year in college. The majority of Ashley’s professional experience is attributed to her journey through Consumer and Small Business Banking, including leading Sales associates, leading large scale transformation initiatives and driving performance goals.

Ashley is passionate about diversity and inclusion and led the creation of LEAD for Women in Greater Tampa Bay. Ashley serves as the Enterprise LEAD for Women Co-Enterprise Leader, an employee network at Bank of America. LEAD for Women is comprised of over 65 chapters and 44,000 + members worldwide. Ashley serves on the Investing in Women Council for Bank of America to support women internally at the bank.  She is active in the Tampa Bay community, by serving as a board member for Centre for Women and Girls Scouts of West Florida committing more than 75 hours each year. Ashley was the Bank of America Diversity & Inclusion Award winner in 2017

Ashley has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, photography and traveling. Ashley resides in Tampa, Florida, with her family and is a new mother to her first daughter, Palmer.

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