9:00 am – 10:00 am



Please join us for a Woman-Run chat with Shamim Okolloh, Vice President and Community Outreach Officer at Encore Bank. She oversees Encore’s outreach program in Central Arkansas with a focus on financial inclusion for the underserved minority community who are often unbanked and underbanked. On January 9, Shamim also released a children’s book, “Ella The Banker,” which she co-authored with her son, Liam (10 years), who was inspired by his eight-year-old sister, Ella, who dreams of becoming a banker like her mom. The book encourages girls to consider a career in commercial banking as women, especially women of color, are underrepresented.

Shamim will share with us about her banking career, her exciting new book and the consideration of diverse streams of income through licensing or merchandising. 

We’ll get together on Wednesday, January 31, from 9:00-10:00 a.m., at The Venture Center.