"She has a way of drawing people in and taking them on the journey with her. "
Dr. Bahby Banks’ speaking engagements have been wide-ranging—including corporate events, professional association meetings, national and international conferences, high school seminars, undergraduate lectures and graduate seminars. Participant reviews describe Dr. Banks as “dynamic and engaging” and praise her ability to connect with different audiences. She is known for creatively drawing upon her personal experiences to share examples of overcoming life challenges, exploring non-traditional career paths (nationally and internationally) and the fearless pursuit of one's life purpose—all with a subtle use of humor.
Keynote Speaker, "Making Waves in Educational Procurement"
National Association for Education Procurement (2019)
Keynote Speaker, “Leveraging Your Skills to Maximize Collaboration in the Workplace”
EASTMAN Chemical Corporation (2019)
Keynote Speaker, “Where from Here? ENVISIONing a Better YOU”
North Carolina Annual State Procurement Conference (2019)
Speaker, "The 'I' in Leadership: Knowing Your Why"
NC Minority and Women Business Enterprise Network Coordinators Annual Conference (2019)
Speaker, "Curiosity: Asking the Right Questions"
Twin Cities Women's Leadership Summit, National Association for Female Executives (2018)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CUBE Social Innovation Kick-Off Workshop (2018)
Keynote Speaker, "State of Women of Color in STEM: Then and Now"
Women of Color in STEM Symposium, North Carolina State University (2022)
Speaker, "Mind the Gap: Let’s Talk Innovation in COVID-19 Education,Engagement and Outreach"
The Emergency Preparedness, Ethics and Equity Series, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (2021)
Speaker, "Equity. It's Our Time"
Unity through Differences Conference, Burke County Department of Health/NAACP (2021)
Speaker, "The 'I' in Equity"
First Fridays Webinar Series, UAB School of Public Health (2020)
Speaker, "Measure Twice, Execute Once: A Primer in Sustainability and Social Impact"
National Association for Housing Cooperatives 58th Annual Conference (2019)
Keynote Speaker, "One Mission, One Mile: Innovation in Inclusion and Diversity"
American School Health Association Annual Conference (2019)
Keynote Speaker, “Health Equity: Leveraging Your Expertise to Impact Communities”
American Heart Association HBCU Scholar PEER Diversity Symposium (2019)
Speaker, "To the Ropes: ENVISIONing Leadership in the Fight Against Poverty"
Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies Annual Conference (2018)
Keynote Speaker, "Illusion of Inclusion: Exploring Sexual Health in the 21st Century"
North Carolina Sexual Health Conference (2016)
Plenary Speaker, "C.L.A.S. is in Session: Implementing the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services ( CLAS ) Standards"
North Carolina Health Professions Diversity Conference (2015)
Leadership and Professional Development
Equity, Inclusion and Social Impact
Theme: Bold & Brilliant Ideas
TEDx Hilton Head (2019)
"Shifting Culture or Curtains"
MPH@UNC, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (2020)