Head of Global Corporate Banking and Global Leasing, Bank of America

Between the volatility in the energy sector and the geopolitical turmoil in Latin America, Anne Clarke Wolff's global corporate banking team has a lot to keep up with.

Despite those challenges, the business, which serves Bank of America's largest 2,200 clients, posted a 20% increase in funded loans last year. The other business Wolff oversees, global leasing, also had a strong year, generating record originations and a double-digit increase in net income.

Beyond the numbers, one point of pride for Wolff is the happiness of the group she leads, which is reflected by employee satisfaction scores that are the highest across the global corporate and investment banking division. Wolff said this is a result of constantly monitoring and acting on feedback from across the organization.

To help bring out the best in her female colleagues, Wolff encourages them to share their ideas with conviction.

"One should never be hesitant to express an opinion that differs from that of others," Wolff said. "How you deliver that opinion and how you reach a conclusion is, however, as critical to the team's overall success. Positioning your views in a way that demonstrates you seek an outcome that is a shared success is key."

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