Women Have an Obligation to Help Other Women Succeed: KeyBank's Mooney
'Man, It's Been a Great Ride': HSBC's Dorner
Know Your Strengths and Invest in Them: Citi's Fraser
Changing Banking, Changing Lives
M&T's Michele Trolli on the Importance of Diversity
Your Staff Should Look Like Your Customer Base: Capital One's Grace Huebscher
Citizens' Jill Castilla on How Vulnerability Can Be a Strength
Respect the Power of the Purse, Says Citigroup's Elinor Hoover
FirstMerit's Sandy Pierce Says Gender Doesn't Define Her
NorthStar's Julie Goodridge Is No Longer the Only Woman in Her Office
KeyCorp's Digital Banking Upgrades
Beth Mooney's Advice to Women in Banking
The Rapidly Shrinking Pool of Female Bank CEOs
What Being a Good Role Model Means to Beth Mooney
Women Need to Hang In There: Ally Bank's Barbara Yastine
Gender Always Matters: Bank of America's Cathy Bessant
Women Can Change the Conversation: Zions' LeeAnne Linderman
Let Talent Decide 'Jump Balls,' Not Gender: KeyCorp’s Beth Mooney
Mooney on Guidance for the 'Daughters' of Banking
Mooney: We Have an Extra Obligation to Do It Well
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.
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.
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.
Three of the most powerful women in banking go beyond the balance sheet.
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?
Given the customer base in the banking industry, success depends on embracing diversity, says Grace Huebscher, who heads multifamily finance for Capital One.
The banking industry needs women to polish its tarnished image, insists Jill Castilla, the CEO at Citizens Bank of Edmond (Okla.).
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.
Some people might think gender matters, concedes FirstMerit's Sandy Pierce. But for her, it doesn't.
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.
Beth Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp, explains how the bank has apportioned its investments in online and mobile banking.
Understand your core competencies and wear your ambition lightly, recommends Beth Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp, to women who aspire to careers in banking.
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.
KeyCorp's CEO shares her views on setting the right example for others in the banking industry.
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.
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."
Absolutely, gender matters in every industry, says Zions' LeeAnne Linderman. And she noticed a difference at Zions as more women joined the senior ranks.
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.
KeyCorp Chairman and CEO Beth Mooney's advice for career success.
KeyCorp's Beth Mooney on what her CEO role symbolizes.
Vice Chairman, BNY Mellon
"Confidence is what leadership is really all about."
Generates roughly half of BNY Mellon's pretax income
Manages a third of its 52,000 employees in 115 cities around the globe
Is the first female vice chairman in the company's 227-year history
Started, and still leads, the bank's wildly successful women's network.
It's easy to prove Karen Peetz is powerful in the traditional sense of the word.
She generates roughly half of BNY Mellon's pretax income. She manages a third of its 52,000 employees in 115 cities around the globe. She is the first female vice chairman in the company's 227-year history. She started, and still leads, the bank's wildly successful women's network.
But Peetz's power goes far beyond the standard definition.
She is a connector of people and ideas. She thinks creatively about everything she does. And she does it with so much grace and confidence that you want to do it with her.
It is no exaggeration to say Peetz has inspired generations of women in financial services and beyond. As a competitor put it: "Karen is a leader in every program she supports, every group that she joins, and every event that she participates in." That surely is true of Peetz's involvement in our 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking initiative. She generously provides her time and insights, speaking at events and serving on our advisory council. She does it all with a broad smile and count-me-in attitude. Her genuine, down-to-earth personality makes her approachable, a key trait both for motivating colleagues and mentoring younger women.
What may stand out most is how effortless Peetz's success appears. There is no drama surrounding her. No arrogance. Just a calm confidence polished with optimism.
Peetz is one of the rare executives who excel at both the soft and hard sides of business. Her ability to forge real relationships, to make the people around her feel special, has been a huge factor in her ability to build and drive businesses. She also is superb organizationally, breaking down problems and developing profitable strategies.
Her inherent optimism often leads her to find solutions where others see only problems. One of Peetz's biggest fans at BNY Mellon was Robert Kelly, who stepped down as CEO last month after a disagreement with the board and was replaced by the firm's president, Gerald Hassell.
Peetz says she would love to be the CEO of a major financial institution herself somedaythough at 55 she realizes that the window won't be open for long.
"You've got to get clear on what your goals are and how important are they to you," Peetz says. "You have to go for it. No one comes in with a silver platter."
Sounds a lot like the great advice she's been selflessly sharing with other women for years.
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