I've long supported the mission of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking initiative at American Banker, and I'm honored to have been selected to the list on numerous occasions. But truth be told, I'm really not much of a one for rankings.

How does one actually parse the degrees of influence commanded by women in an industry like financial services, which includes so many different kinds of companies and covers such a sprawling landscape of business lines? Though I'm sure the compilers of this ranking have their methodologies, the answer is, it doesn't really matter.

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