1. Jane Fraser
CEO, CitiMortgage Citigroup
When Jane Fraser was invited last year to play in a golf outing with Tiger Woods, her immediate reaction was one she might have had early in her banking career when confronted with a new challenge: terror.
Running three major business lines for one of the world's largest banks while raising a family leaves little time for golf, and Fraser, who has a handicap of 25, feared she might embarrass herself in front of the well-known golfer not to mention a nationally televised audience.
That fear dissipated, though, as Fraser recalled how readily she now embraces new challenges in her job. Her then-12-year-old son also helped to ease the tension when he reminded Fraser that all eyes would be on Woods, not her.
(See Fraser's full profile here.)