American Banker Magazine on Sep. 18 announced its 11th annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance.

The ranking is made up of three lists:

  • The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, recognizing the most influential female leaders in the banking industry
  • The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, recognizing women in the non-bank finance sector including capital markets, asset management, investment banking and card networks
  • And the 25 Women to Watch, which spotlights up-and-comers along with more seasoned executives who have moved into new roles within the past year.

Additionally, four companies were recognized as Top Teams for their work in developing and promoting female talent and teamwork.

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking

1. Beth Mooney, KeyCorp
2. Irene Dorner, HSBC USA
3. Carrie Tolstedt, Wells Fargo
4. Pamela Joseph, U.S. Bancorp
5. Avid Modjtabai, Wells Fargo
6. Cathy Bessant, Bank of America
7. Cecelia (Cece) Stewart, Citigroup
8. Mary Navarro, Huntington Bank
9. Barbara Yastine, Ally Bank
10. Sandie O’Connor, JPMorgan Chase
11. Diane Reyes, HSBC
12. Anne Finucane, Bank of America
13. Patricia Callahan, Wells Fargo
14. Dorothy Savarese, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
15. Janice Fukakusa, RBC
16. Leslie Godridge, U.S. Bank
17. Deborah McWhinney, Citigroup
18. Maria Coyne, KeyCorp
19. LeeAnne Linderman, Zions First National Bank
20. Alberta Cefis, Scotiabank
21. Melanie Dressel, Columbia Bank
22. Michelle Van Dyke, Fifth Third Bank
23. Rilla Delorier, SunTrust Banks
24. Maura Markus, Bank of the West
25. Caryl Athanasiu, Wells Fargo

The 25 Women to Watch

1. Karen Peetz, BNY Mellon
2. Jane Fraser, Citigroup
3. Marianne Lake, JPMorgan Chase
4. Mary Tuuk, Fifth Third Bancorp
5. Heather Cox, Capital One
6. Eileen Serra, JPMorgan Chase
7. Laura Schulte, Wells Fargo
8. Karen Parkhill, Comerica
9. Andrea Smith, Bank of America
10. Peyton Patterson, BNC Financial Group
11. Donna C. Goodrich, BB&T
Bita Ardalan, Union Bank
Diana Reid, PNC Financial Services Group
Theresa McLaughlin, RBS Citizens Financial Group
Amy Brady, KeyCorp
Nancy Shanik, RBS Citizens Financial Group
Patricia Husic, Centric Bank
Colleen Taylor, Capital One
Lori Chillingworth, Zions First National Bank
Candida Wolff, Citigroup
Barb Godin, Regions Financial
Shaza Andersen, WashingtonFirst Bank
Ann Benschoter, BMO Harris Bank
Diane D’Erasmo, HSBC Bank USA
Donna Smith, Associated Bank

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance

1. Mary Callahan Erdoes, JPMorgan Chase
2. Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Investments
3. Ruth Porat, Morgan Stanley
4. Lisa Carnoy, Bank of America
5. Barbara Byrne, Barclays Capital
6. Diane Offereins, Discover Financial Services
7. Isabelle Ealet, Goldman Sachs
8. Maliz Beams, ING U.S. Retirement
9. Margaret Keane, GE Capital
10. Nicole Arnaboldi, Credit Suisse
11. Marie Chandoha, Charles Schwab
12. Charlotte McLaughlin, PNC Financial Services Group
13. Candace Browning, Bank of America
14. Joyce Chang, J.P. Morgan
15. Julie Caperton, Wells Fargo
16. Julie Monaco, Citigroup
17. Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Wells Fargo
18. Suni Harford, Citigroup
19. Kathleen Murphy, Fidelity Investments
20. Katia Bouazza, HSBC
21. Jennifer Steans, Financial Investments Corp.
22. Catherine Keating, JPMorgan Chase
23. Elizabeth Myers, J.P. Morgan
24. Kelly Williams, Credit Suisse
25. Caroline Silver, Moelis & Co.

Top Teams in Banking

(listed by asset size)
Wells Fargo (above $500B)
BMO Financial Corp. (between $100B and $500B)
Huntington Bank (between $20B and $100B)
Zions First National Bank (under $20B)

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.