Every one of the executives recognized in our Most Powerful Women rankings has faced the kind of professional challenges that can launch someone into the C-suite — or get someone bounced from consideration.
Howard Bank’s Mary Ann Scully brings hometown banking back to the Charm City; Blythe Masters is a candidate to lead the London Stock Exchange; law professor Tamar Frankel is still shaking up Wall Street, even at 92.
Across asset management, investment banking, capital markets and cards, these finance executives stand out for their performance and for helping to create a path to parity for women in sectors that tend to be even more male-dominated than the banking industry.
Ally has a lot of digital competitors, so Diane Morais is banking on customer centricity; Heather Cox plans to “levelize” the business and technology team at USAA; and outgoing Fed Chair Janet Yellen has achieved rock star status.
KeyCorp's Beth Mooney disarms “a ticking time bomb.” The former head of the Small Business Administration wants to buy Harvey Weinstein’s company. A female FDIC chair is on the way. Plus, the CFPB showdown, an effective way to combat sexual harassment, and laundry tips from Anne Wojcicki.