Little Rock Soirée • Women To Watch 2019
Tanya Carter James, MBA
women to watch 2019

Tanya Carter James, MBA

Vice President & Private Banking Advisor

Arvest Bank

At a young age, I remember being told learning and growing are like twin sides of a coin. Both sides are tantamount to the coin’s potential. I earned my position by taking the initiative to learn and grow in previous management positions, while always saying “yes” to special projects. Each role has opened special project opportunities that augmented my growth. A people-centered banker, I work exclusively with physicians, dentists and high net worth individuals as their single point of contact providing a financial concierge service for mortgages, consumer loans and accounts.

Tanya Carter James, MBA

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Tanya Carter James, MBA

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Little Rock

First thing I do at the office

Enthusiastically greet my colleagues and wish them a happy day

Best coffee in town

Shaken iced green tea at Starbucks (not a coffee drinker)

Binge watch

Any of the "Real Housewives"

Last good read

"Two Are Better Than One" by Julie and Greg Gorman

Podcast recommendation

"Not Wonder Woman"

Best recent local discovery

Sparklythangs jewelry by Ann Clements

Latest splurge

Christian Louboutin shoes

Dream vacation:


Most-used app

Arvest Go


Tanya is just one woman to watch in 2019


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