Sure it was painful, but the tumult of the last 12 months hasn't slowed down these 25 women. Whether in new positions or old ones, they are poised to play leading roles in the industry's recovery.

The 25 Women to Watch 2009
1) Sallie Krawcheck, Bank of America
2) Cece Sutton, Morgan Stanley
3) Jane Fraser, Citigroup
4) Pat Callahan, Wells Fargo
5) Cathy Bessant, Bank of America
6) Nancy Wolcott, PNC Global Investment Servicing
7) Diana Starcher, Wells Fargo
8) Beth Mooney, KeyCorp
9) Mary Tuuk, Fifth Third Bancorp
10) Terri Dial, Citigroup
11) Molly Sheehan, JPMorgan Chase
12) Leslie Godridge, U.S. Bancorp
13) Alberta Cefis, Scotiabank
14) Jana Schreuder, Northern Trust Co.
15) Jacque Fiegel, Coppermark Bank
16) Elizabeth Mays, JPMorgan Chase
17) Lisa Caputo, Citigroup
18) Linda Verba, TD Bancorp
19) Lynn Heitman, U.S. Bancorp
20) Julie Grossi, FirstMerit Corp.
21) Maureen Miskovic, State Street Corp.
22) Melissa Moore, JPMorgan
23) Betsy Cohen, The Bancorp Inc.
24) Dorothy Savarese, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
25) Dorothy Bridges, City First Bank

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