Linda Verba, head of service strategy for TD Bank, has some advice for businesswomen that she concedes might be controversial.

"Never underestimate the power of a great pair of shoes and a pop of lipstick," Verba told the crowd at the 2017 Most Powerful Women in Banking gala Thursday night.

The right look can build confidence and credibility, she said.

Verba, a popular TD executive who is soon to retire from her banking career, accepted a Lifetime Achievement award at the event. She was one of several dynamic keynote speakers who made for a fun and lively evening.

Get an overview of the event and see additional video clips here.

Read more about Verba and why she received a Lifetime Achievement award here.