Wear Many Hats on the Way to Banking's C-Suite, TD Exec Says

Lateral moves can be a way for women in banking to expand their knowledge base and make themselves more appealing candidates for upper management positions, according to TD Bank's head of consumer bank Nandita Bakhshi.

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In putting together the 2014 edition of the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance, we decided to pose a few questions about gender to our honorees. One of those questions became a theme: "Does gender matter in banking?" You'll find some of the responses here, and we invite you to share your thoughts. »

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Research suggests that women in leadership positions are most successful when they develop flexible management styles and pay attention to some uncomfortable truths in today's workplace-even if they reject them.
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Carver Bancorp in New York said Deborah Wright will retire as chief executive at the end of the year. The company's current president will succeed her.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's rise to a spot on the Democratic leadership team has supporters cheering, but it remains to be seen how the role will affect her work on banking issues.
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The $5.8 billion-asset company said in a press release Wednesday that Shelley Seifert would fill the newly created role.

Carver Bancorp in New York has named a new chief lending officer and president of its community development unit.

Shaza Andersen recently sent out a companywide email stating that employees who don't deposit their paychecks into a WashingtonFirst account will soon be required to pick up paper checks — from her office.
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