What is Allyship? Allyship is the practice of emphasizing social justice, inclusion, and human rights by members of an ingroup, to advance the interests of an oppressed or marginalized outgroup. Allyship is part of the anti-oppression or anti-racist conversation, which puts into use social justice theories and ideals.
Our Speaker: Pamela Zeigler-Petty Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking and Community Reinvestment Act Officer, InterBank, is responsible for expanding the company’s community development lending relationships, enhancing community outreach, and ensuring InterBank is positioned to meet the needs of all of the communities it serves. Additionally, Zeigler-Petty’s other responsibilities include administering all aspects of the Community Reinvestment Act Compliance Program.
Zeigler-Petty has a rich history of building “Allyship” within the corporate sector, as well as, assisting small to mid-size businesses. Prior, to her current role, her previous financial experience includes serving as president of a loan production office, director, senior vice president, brand ambassador and other leadership roles. Versed in diversity initiatives, employee engagement, and programming, she strives to connect underrepresented communities and businesses.
Zeigler-Petty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana, and has numerous commercial banking certifications. Throughout her career, she has remained committed to volunteering and currently serves various organizations as a board member including the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Business Council for the Arts, North Texas Performing Arts, Plano ISD Diversity - Board Advisory Committee, and Impact Ventures. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Plano North Metroplex (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Co-Chair, DEI Collin County - Leadership Arts Institute and Co-Chair, General Campaign, Plano Fine Arts Center.
Zeigler-Petty was recently awarded the 2021 Collin County Women of Influence Business Leader of Year by Junior League of Collin County. Additionally, she is the recipient of the ArtsCentre of Plano 2019 Leadership Award; 2017 Athena International Leadership Award extended by the Plano Chamber of Commerce. She has been included in Who’s Who of Black Dallas, third and fourth editions and is a graduate of Leadership Plano, where she served on the board of trustees with the Plano Chamber of Commerce.