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Corporate women's networks are meant to help put more women in power. But they've caught a lot of flak in recent years for failing to deliver results. »
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Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair has been named president of Washington College, a small liberal arts school in Chestertown, Md.
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While we've made progress in regulating banks, it's also necessary to ask whether we are making the most of an opportunity to ensure that the financial industry serves the best interests of society.
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Julie Sizer has been named chief bank operations officer at First Citizens Bank in Raleigh, N.C.

Patricia Goldstein, the commercial real estate finance pioneer, veteran workout banker and mentor of many of today's top female executives, died Thursday in Highland Beach, Fla. She was 69.

Using scant evidence of women's participation in the digital currency industry to foreshadow Bitcoin's demise is not only erroneous, but also impertinent. Though the number of women in Bitcoin may be small, the collective impact of their achievements is unmistakably great.
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Jane Fraser, head of Citigroup's U.S. retail, commercial banking and global mortgage business, will become CEO of the company's Latin America division as part of a series of moves among Citi's top executive ranks.

By poaching Ruth Porat from Morgan Stanley, it's clear Google wants to forge closer relationships with banks. That's because banks hold the key to helping Google expand its Google Wallet mobile-payments product.

In new roles or old ones, facing fresh challenges or opportunities, these are 10 bankers to keep an eye on in the new year.

Ally Financial, the auto lender rescued by the U.S. government during the 2008 financial crisis, promoted Diane Morais to chief executive officer of the banking unit as Jeffrey Brown reshapes management.

Morgan Stanley Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is leaving the bank for a post at Google, the technology giant announced Tuesday.

Women bankers who want a family and a fulfilling career should focus on building a strong support system outside of work, or else opportunities will pass them by, according to panel of senior women executives at HSBC.

Ally Financial in Detroit announced its second big management change in less than two months.

Pamela Joseph, U.S. Bancorp's vice chair of payment services and a 10-year veteran of the Minneapolis-based bank, plans to retire in mid-2015.

Veteran retail banking executive Deanna Oppenheimer has joined the mobile identity-authentication vendor Finsphere as a strategic adviser.

U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis has appointed Amy Hurd as head of its in-store and on-site banking division.

Let this be the year that the financial industry stops using the phrase "big data" and remembers that the goal of technology is to make people's lives simpler.
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