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Women Have an Obligation to Help Other Women Succeed: KeyBank's Mooney

C-suites will remain overwhelmingly male unless women in senior roles make it a priority to "lift up" their younger female colleagues, says Beth Mooney, the Most Powerful Woman in Banking. "The importance of mentoring, coaching and sponsorship cannot be overstated," she said.

'Man, It's Been a Great Ride': HSBC's Dorner

HSBC's Irene Dorner reflects on her 30-year banking career and offers this parting thought to her industry colleagues: "Do the right thing in all circumstances." She also calls for more emphasis on diversity in the banking industry and offers regulators some advice on achieving positive outcomes in her speech at the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance awards gala, where she accepted a Lifetime Achievement award.

Know Your Strengths and Invest in Them: Citi's Fraser

Jane Fraser, the British-born head of Citigroup's consumer and commercial bank, shares a lesson she's learned from her 13-year-old son that has helped her adapt to her new role. She also talks about making a scary transition to a job overseeing U.S. mortgages and training yourself to overcome fear and take on "stretch assignments" at work. "You just have to be 'all in' — mind, heart, guts, hours," says Fraser, the No. 1 Woman to Watch, in her speech at the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance awards gala.

Changing Banking, Changing Lives

Three of the most powerful women in banking go beyond the balance sheet.

M&T's Michele Trolli on the Importance of Diversity

Well, only if you want to optimize solutions, says Michele Trolli, the chief information officer at M&T Bank Corp. And what bank doesn't want to do that?

Your Staff Should Look Like Your Customer Base: Capital One's Grace Huebscher

Given the customer base in the banking industry, success depends on embracing diversity, says Grace Huebscher, who heads multifamily finance for Capital One.

Citizens' Jill Castilla on How Vulnerability Can Be a Strength

The banking industry needs women to polish its tarnished image, insists Jill Castilla, the CEO at Citizens Bank of Edmond (Okla.).

Respect the Power of the Purse, Says Citigroup's Elinor Hoover

In today's complex regulatory environment, a diversity of perspective is more important than ever, says Citi's Elinor Hoover. And the world over, women are wielding the power of the wallet — or the purse, so to speak — in a way that the banking industry can't ignore.

FirstMerit's Sandy Pierce Says Gender Doesn't Define Her

Some people might think gender matters, concedes FirstMerit's Sandy Pierce. But for her, it doesn't.

NorthStar's Julie Goodridge Is No Longer the Only Woman in Her Office

As the only female among the 125 brokers in her office, Julie Goodridge felt that gender mattered in a big way. The CEO of NorthStar Asset Management shares the experience that prompted her to leave the corporate world to start her own company focused on socially responsible investing.

KeyCorp's Digital Banking Upgrades

Beth Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp, explains how the bank has apportioned its investments in online and mobile banking.

Beth Mooney's Advice to Women in Banking

Understand your core competencies and wear your ambition lightly, recommends Beth Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp, to women who aspire to careers in banking.

The Rapidly Shrinking Pool of Female Bank CEOs

Today only three women helm major U.S. banks. But according to Beth Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp, it's only a matter of time before some female executives climb those last few rungs of the corporate ladder.

What Being a Good Role Model Means to Beth Mooney

KeyCorp's CEO shares her views on setting the right example for others in the banking industry.

Women Need to Hang In There: Ally Bank's Barbara Yastine

Count Ally Bank CEO Barbara Yastine among those who think gender is still an issue in banking. Here's what she thinks women can do about it.

Gender Always Matters: Bank of America's Cathy Bessant

Men and women approach life differently, says Cathy Bessant, Bank of America's global technology and operations executive. Women tend to care more about their legacy, and not many would take satisfaction in having a tombstone that says, "great banker."

Women Can Change the Conversation: Zions' LeeAnne Linderman

Absolutely, gender matters in every industry, says Zions' LeeAnne Linderman. And she noticed a difference at Zions as more women joined the senior ranks.

Let Talent Decide 'Jump Balls,' Not Gender: KeyCorp’s Beth Mooney

Does gender matter in banking? It does and it doesn't, explains KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney, who also addresses whether she ever felt gender was an issue for her personally during her banking career.

Mooney on Guidance for the 'Daughters' of Banking

KeyCorp Chairman and CEO Beth Mooney's advice for career success.

Mooney: We Have an Extra Obligation to Do It Well

KeyCorp's Beth Mooney on what her CEO role symbolizes.

Sage Advice from 2014's Most Powerful Women in Banking

There was no shortage of talent in the room at American Banker's Oct. 9 awards ceremony in New York honoring the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance. So it seemed appropriate for some of the industry's biggest success stories to offer advice to up-and-coming women in their fields. Here are 14 honorees reflecting on lessons learned in their own careers.

There was no shortage of talent in the room at American Banker's Oct. 9 awards ceremony in New York honoring the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance. So it seemed appropriate for some of the industry's biggest success stories to offer advice to up-and-coming women in their fields. Here are 14 honorees reflecting on lessons learned in their own careers.

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There was no shortage of talent in the room at American Banker's Oct. 9 awards ceremony in New York honoring the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance. So it seemed appropriate for some of the industry's biggest success stories to offer advice to up-and-coming women in their fields. Here are 14 honorees reflecting on lessons learned in their own careers.

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.