Becky Stapleton

Becky Stapleton, senior executive vice president and chief banking officer at S&T Bank, will be the keynote speaker for the second annual Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Institute for Supply Management-Pittsburgh Women Who Lead Conference on Friday.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Suite 411, Pittsburgh.

Stapleton, a 1984 graduate of IUP, will be joined by five women business leaders as presenters and panel facilitators:

• Jamie Alderman, procurement services manager category management, Denali-A WNS Company

• Dr. Radhika Batra, expert vice president procurement, Bain Consulting Company

• Nicole Ayala-Fouron, CAO, Asset Servicing Americas BNY Mellon

• Patrice Matamoros; race director and CEO, P3R

• Dr. Crystal Morrison, president and CEO, EverRise LLC

Following the breakfast and networking, which begins at 8:30 a.m., Stapleton will present “Just Start: Small Ways to Elevate Women” at 9 a.m.

In her role at S&T Bank, Stapleton is responsible for the strategic direction of the consumer banking and marketing divisions as well as collaboration between markets and lines of business.

She has worked at S&T for 31 years, starting her career as the training manager in 1988. Working her way through various roles within the human resources department, she was named executive vice president and director of human resources and employee communications in 2008 before assuming her current role in 2014.

Stapleton has spearheaded many women’s initiatives at the bank, including its sponsorship of the Pittsburgh Magazine Women in Business series, Women’s Health Conversations, and the PGA Executive Women’s Day.

She was honored with the inaugural PaBankers Association “Champion for Women” award in 2017 and joined the Board of Directors as Group 1 chair in July of 2018. She was named to Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s “Women Making a Difference” list in 2017.

Stapleton was inducted into IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Business Hall of Distinction in 2018. She is a founding member and continues to serve on The Eberly College’s Business Advisory Council and has served on the Hall of Distinction selection committee and its Women’s Advisory Program.

She is also a member of the board of directors of Indiana Regional Medical Center.

The schedule of speakers and topics for the remainder of the day are:

• 9:30-10:10 a.m.: Developing Women as Technical Leaders (Morrison)

• 10:20-11 a.m.: Building Something from Nothing (Matamoros)

• 11:10 a.m.-noon: Diversity and Leadership in an Evolving World (Ayala-Fouron)

• 1-1:50 p.m.: Panel discussion: Leadership Versus Followership (Alderman)

• 2-2:50 p.m.: Leading with Intention (Batra)

Networking breaks are planned at 11 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. and lunch and networking will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The program will end with closing remarks from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Cost is $225 for general admission, which includes breakfast and lunch, and $175 for ISM-Pittsburgh members and IUP employees, alumni and students. Seven CEH credits can be earned and group discounts are available.

For more information or to register, contact Lisa

Romango at lisaromango 9104@comcast.net. Registration is also being accepted at www.ism-pittsburgh. org. Space at the conference is limited.