Join me as I interview women in banking and business that are making waves and shattering glass ceilings all over the country! New episodes can be found here or on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe today so you won’t miss an episode! 

Jennifer McMurray, executive broker of McMurray & Associates and the voice behind the Bachelorette Pad Flip blog, gives loads of tips and tricks for lenders to improve their relationships with local realtors.  

This week’s episode highlights true, yet bizarre, creepy, embarrassing moments experienced by women in banking across the country. Natalie is joined by her co-worker, Jackie, as they read through the crazy stories submitted by real life girl bankers. 

Small business owner, Maggie Owens, opened her shop, Presley Paige, in Downtown Fayetteville in January 2020. We all know what happened next. Natalie chats with Maggie about how she persevered and pivoted to grow her business during the shut down and her experience with community banks when opening her store. 

Three years ago, the Girl Banker platform was born. Join Natalie as she discusses the hits, the misses, and the learning opportunities she has learned along the way while celebrating three years of advocating for women in banking and working moms. 

Unless you have lived under a rock in the last several years, Jill Castilla, President/CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond, has made big waves as a woman in banking by dominating the community banking space with her out of the box innovative ideas, community focused initiatives, and refusal to accept the status quo. Jill shares her girl banker story and what motivates her daily. 

Casey Christopher, newly appointed Chief Empowerment Officer of Quontic Bank, shares the details of her new role and how empowerment of employees builds culture, engagement, and talent recruitment and retention. 

Emily Mays, Chief Administrative Officer at Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay, Alabama talks about how she became a community banker to the core. 

Kate Cwieka, Marketing Communications Manager for Avidia Bank shares her girl banker story discusses her road to public speaking. She shares tips and tricks on getting started and how speaking on the national stage has benefited both her career and her bank. 

8. Eileen Jennings + Lauren Marquette | Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Eileen Jennings, breast cancer survivor and SVP, Commercial Banker at Arvest Bank joins Lauren Marquette, Executive Director of Susan G Komen Ozark, to discuss the importance of early detection and self advocacy as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Eileen shares her breast cancer survivor story and how she was her own best advocate as she progressed from diagnosis to survivorship.

Shelly Loftin, SVP, Retail Banking, Payments & Lending at the American Bankers Association talks about her banking background, her role at the ABA, working from home as a busy boy mom, and gives a sneak peak into the upcoming ABA Unconventional Convention. 

Jackie Serrano, Training Coordinator at Grand Savings Bank, shares about her favorite personality assessments and how they can benefit your team in developing leaders and coaching those difficult employees. 

Allyson Twiggs Dyer, owner of the Twiggs Group and the mastermind behind the Reject the Hustle movement, talks about the benefits of saying no and why the hustle culture we have all adopted as necessary to be successful can actually be toxic. 

Liz McIntyre is the Director of Social Media and Public Relations for Renasant Bank and the brain power behind their women-focused leadership initiative, Rise With Renasant. In this episode, Liz discusses Rise and managing social media for her bank during the pandemic. 

Natalie interviews Molly Carpenter, VP Marketing and Public Relations for FNBC, about how she is pushing the typical small community bank boundaries by working remotely. Molly talks about the pros and cons and how it has empowered her as a banker.

Natalie interviews social media genius and local entrepreneur, Kirsten Blowers Morman who holds the titles of owner, head buyer, and creative director of Riffraff Fayetteville,, Charlie Southern, Friday + Saturday.

Retired veteran banker and director of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, Mary Beth Brooks joins us for the very first episode of the Girl Banker Podcast. MBB tells her girl banker story and shares insight on how her new gig with the ASBTDC is helping small business owners.


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