Their titles may be different, but these investment bankers, card executives, fund managers and private-equity investors are under the same pressures as their banking counterparts — and are meeting the challenges head on.

The Top 25 Nonbank Women in Finance 1) Nicole Arnaboldi, Alternative Investments of Credit Suisse 2) Stacy Bash-Polley, Goldman Sachs & Co. 3) Christina Gold, Western Union 4) Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Investments 5) Anne Stausboll, CalPERS 6) Margaret Keane, GE Money 7) Maliz Beams, TIAA-CREF 8) Kathleen Murphy, Fidelity Investments 9) Catherine Smith, ING U.S. Retirement Services 10) Candace Browning, Banc of America Securities-Merrill Lynch Global Research 11) Ranjana Clark, Western Union 12) Carla Brooks, Commerce Street Capital LLC 13) Barbara Goodstein, AXA Equitable 14) Liz Beshel, Goldman Sachs 15) Joan Kelly, MasterCard Worldwide 16) Diane Offereins, Discover Financial Services 17) Susan Ehrlich, Sears Financial Services 18) Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley 19) Anne Dias Griffin, Aragon Global Management 20) Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab & Co. 21) Kathy Elsesser, Goldman Sachs & Co. 22) Dana Lorberg, MasterCard Worldwide 23) Paula Reynolds, American International Group Inc. 24) Suzanne Shank, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC 25) Mellody Hobson, Ariel Investments LLC

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