Fix the Female Executive Shortage with Data, Dialogue, and Janet Yellen

Transparency about the diversity of companies’ workforces can promote the hiring and advancement of women, while role models like Janet Yellen help pave the way for more female leaders.


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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Millennial women are making great strides in the workforce, but still "channel their inner ninth grade insecure freshman when it comes to financial matters," according to Fidelity's head of personal investing. »
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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National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors President and CEO Mary Martha Fortney should be making her victory lap around Capitol Hill, but she's too busy seeing to the future of this unique trade organization before she retires at the end of the year.

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