Women in Banking: The Most Powerful in 2019

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American Banker announced its 17th annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance on Sept. 23.

The ranking is made up of three lists:

In addition, five companies received Top Team awards for their work in developing and promoting female talent (listed below).

The Lifetime Achievement honorees were LeeAnne Linderman of Zions Bancorp. and Barbara Desoer of Citibank, and the Community Impact honoree was Sally McCrady of PNC Financial.

The gala awards dinner took place Oct. 3, and you can find coverage here, here and here.

You can also see a video clip of the keynote speech from Citi's Michael Corbat here, and a video featuring some of our guests talking about the importance of male allies here.

Other speakers included Cathy Bessant of Bank of America, along with Linderman and Desoer.

And check out photos of the cocktail event held the night before the gala exclusively for the honorees in our rankings as well as the women on our Next list.

The Most Powerful Women in Banking

1. Cathy Bessant, Bank of America
2. Ellen Alemany, CIT Group
3. Nandita Bakhshi, Bank of the West
4. Diane Reyes, HSBC
5. Anne Finucane, Bank of America
6. Jane Fraser, Citigroup
7. Thasunda Duckett, JPMorgan Chase
8. Diane Morais, Ally Financial
9. Stacey Friedman, JPMorgan Chase
10. Andrea Smith, Bank of America
11. Kate Quinn, U.S. Bancorp
12. Dorothy Savarese, The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
13. Karen Larrimer, PNC Financial Services Group
14. Leslie Godridge, U.S. Bancorp
15. Hannah Grove, State Street
16. Anne Clarke Wolff, Bank of America
17. Amy Brady, KeyCorp
18. Ranjana Clark, MUFG
19. Ernie Johannson, BMO Financial
20. Rosilyn Houston, BBVA
21. Yolande Piazza, Citigroup
22. Helga Houston, Huntington Bancshares
23. Sandy Pierce, Huntington Bancshares
24. Patricia Husic, Centric Financial
25. Laura Lee Stewart, Sound Community Bank

The Most Powerful Women to Watch

1. Mary McNiff, Citigroup
2. Kelly Coffey, City National Bank
3. Ellen Fitzsimmons, SunTrust Banks
4. Hafize Gaye Erkan, First Republic Bank
5. Lori Beer, JPMorgan Chase
6. Angela Mago, KeyCorp
7. Ellen Patterson, TD Bank Group
8. Bita Ardalan, MUFG
9. Beth Johnson, Citizens Financial Group
10. Jennifer Strybel, HSBC Bank USA
11. Melissa Stevens, Fifth Third Bancorp
12. Jill Castilla, Citizens Bank of Edmond
13. Sharon Haward-Laird, BMO Financial Group
14. Liz Wolverton, Synovus Financial
15. Sharon Miller, Bank of America
16. Maria Veltre, Santander U.S.
17. Julieann Thurlow, Reading Cooperative Bank
18. Jennifer Smith, Zions Bancorp.
19. Luanne Cundiff, First State Bank of St. Charles
20. Paulette Mullings Bradnock, BNY Mellon
21. Kate Danella, Regions Financial
22. Marla Willner, TD Bank
23. Michelle Di Gangi, Bank of the West
24. Stephanie Novosel, PNC Financial Services Group
25. Joanne Wyper, Citizens Financial Group

The Most Powerful Women in Finance

1. Mary Callahan Erdoes, J.P. Morgan
2. Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Investments
3. Margaret Keane, Synchrony Financial
4. Charlotte Mclaughlin, PNC Capital Markets
5. Diane Offereins, Discover Financial Services
6. Candace Browning, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
7. Joyce Chang, J.P. Morgan
8. Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust
9. Julie Monaco, Citigroup
10. Katia Bouazza, HSBC
11. Teresa Heitsenrether, J.P. Morgan
12. Suni Harford, UBS Asset Management
13. Yie-Hsin Hung, New York Life Investment Management
14. Katy Knox, Bank of America Private Bank
15. Gunjan Kedia, U.S. Bancorp
16. Liz Myers, J.P. Morgan
17. Elinor Hoover, Citigroup
18. Michelle Seitz, Russell Investments
19. Tracey Brophy Warson, Citigroup
20. Cary Grace, Aon
21. Claudine Gallagher, BNP Paribas
22. Barbara Mariniello, Barclays
23. Michaela Ludbrook, Deutsche Bank
24. Michal Katz, Mizuho Financial Group
25. Roelfien Kuijpers, DWS Group

Top Teams

(Ordered by asset size)

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