The Incredible Shrinking Statistic: Female Bank CEOs

Women are losing ground in their fight to diversify the industry’s C-suites. It’s easy to see why, and a hard trend to reverse.


Ally Bank CEO Barbara Yastine admits there's a drawback to not having bricks and mortar — but it isn't enough to make her regret not having branches under the Ally banner, which replaced the GMAC Bank brand five years ago this month. Yastine also discusses Know Your Customer standards and why the company is standing by its indirect auto finance model. »

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Ana Patricia Botin, named chairman of Banco Santander SA, becomes the most powerful woman in European banking, succeeding her father a day after his death. »
Peyton Patterson has resigned from Bankwell Financial in New Canaan, Conn., less than two months after she was ordered to pay $350,000 in Amex bills and had to resolve other personal financial matters. She had led the company since 2012. »

Misunderstandings about maternity and mortgages and how to clear up the facts.

Misogynistic behavior happens to every woman. But is this the norm for the Bitcoin community?

HSBC Holdings (HSBC) said Irene Dorner will retire as chief executive of its U.S. banking unit and will be succeeded by HSBC executive Patrick Burke.

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As a young congressional intern, RBC branch manager Amy Sturtevant wanted to make a difference. A career as a financial advisor afforded her the way to do that.

Volunteering at nonprofits is a good place to start, high-ranking female bank executives told attendees at a recent conference. Women also need to confront barriers head on.

Sallie Krawcheck, a former executive at Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C) who has worked to promote women as business leaders, is teaming up with a money manager for an index fund focused on women.

Luvleen Sidhu has been hired by her father -- Jay Sidhu, the head of Customers Bancorp -- to do something a lot of small banks would be afraid to tackle: develop Customers' own mobile banking software.

Elizabeth Buse, a former Visa executive who left the card network this year after a 16-year career with the company, has been named co-CEO of Monitise Group.

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