Whatever the next turn in the market cycle brings, the executives on this list will be prepared. They have not only endured some of the toughest times finance has seen, they have led by example through the worst of it.

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance
1) Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Personal, Workplace and Institutional Services
2) Abby Joseph Cohen, Goldman Sachs
3) Nicole Arnaboldi, Credit Suisse
4) Stacy Bash-Polley, Goldman Sachs
5) Barbara Byrne, Barclays Capital
6) Candace Browning, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
7) Catherine Smith, ING U.S. Retirement Services
8) Muriel Siebert, Muriel Siebert & Co.
9) Diane Offereins, Discover Financial Services
10) Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley
11) Jane Thompson, Wal-Mart
12) Kathleen Murphy, Fidelity Investments
13) Charlotte McLaughlin, PNC Financial Services
14) Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Wells Fargo Securities
15) Isabelle Ealet, Goldman Sachs
16) Ruth Porat, Morgan Stanley
17) Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab
18) Elizabeth Buse, Visa
19) Susan Ehrlich, Sears Financial Services
20) Dominique Senequier, AXA Private Equity
21) Margaret Keane, GE Capital
22) Carla Brooks, Commerce Street Capital
23) Martina Hund-Mejean, MasterCard
24) Suzanne Shank, Siebert Brandford Shank
25) Maria Elena Lagomasino, GenSpring Family Offices

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