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The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking

Successful. Influential. Innovative. These women are driving results at their institutions, and paving the way for the female talent behind them.


Whether newcomers to the power scene or bank industry veterans taking on a new challenge, these women bear keeping an eye on. »


From capital markets to card networks, businesses in the finance sector are benefiting from these women's efforts. »
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Despite years of diversity initiatives, senior management teams remain overwhelmingly male. Now a growing number of women are coming around to the idea that real change starts in the boardroom. »

With Beth Mooney in charge, KeyCorp has emerged as one of the industry's top regional banking companies while becoming a model for workplace diversity.

In a career filled with difficult assignments, Jane Fraser tackles perhaps her biggest challenge yet as Citigroup's CEO of Latin America.

Our top woman in finance for the third straight year, Mary Callahan Erdoes, is overseeing record growth at JPMorgan Chase's asset-management arm.

Wells Fargo has seven women on its 16-member board, a 44% ratio that is twice that of the average top 25 bank. It got there, in large part, by looking beyond C-suites for qualified directors.

By locking up key clients, minimizing employee attrition and embracing innovation, Margaret Keane has made all the right moves in preparing Synchrony Financial to stand on its own.

Kelly Cochran has vetted every rule that comes out of the agency, making her one of the most influential people in the financial services industry.
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The statistics are dismal: Last year, just 16% of board seats at S&P 1500 companies were held by women, less than the percentage held by directors named John, Robert, James and William. But plenty of women are working to change that, including quite a few in our rankings.

Citizens Financial Group in Providence, R.I., has named Christine Cumming, a former Federal Reserve Bank of New York executive, to its board.

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