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1. Beth Mooney

Chairman and CEO, KeyCorp

Beth Mooney has made history as the first female CEO of a top 20 U.S. banking company, but when her career is over she most wants to be remembered as a banker who made a difference.

She's proud that KeyCorp's profits and share price have risen steadily since she took the helm in 2011, and equally proud that it is the only large bank in the country to have earned an "outstanding" rating from regulators on its community reinvestment activities for eight consecutive years — dating to when she ran Key's community bank.

She's proud, too, that the company's charitable arm gave away $18 million last year and that its small-dollar loan product has been praised by banking regulators and consumer advocates for meeting a need without trapping consumers in a cycle of debt.

(See Mooney's full profile here.)