Leaders from Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America top this year's list, along with new entrants from Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bank, Barclays and more.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, American Banker announced the 2023 honorees of The Most Powerful Women in Banking™. Now in its 21st year, the program recognizes individuals and teams for demonstrating exceptional leadership skills, strong business performance and a commitment to driving real outcomes for diversity, equity and inclusion in financial services.
Notable among their many accomplishments, this year's list of honorees includes formidable leaders who helped usher the banking industry through the liquidity crisis this spring. Responsible for the incorporation of acquired First Republic Bank assets, Marianne Lake and Jennifer Piepszak, Co-CEOs of Consumer and Community Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co., have ranked No. 2 and 3 respectively, joining Citi CEO Jane Fraser at the top of the list. Fraser is ranked No. 1 for the third year.
With many esteemed executives announcing their retirement from banking, including Cathy Bessant, Karen Peetz, Kate Quinn, Diane Offereins, Dorothy Savarese, Ranjana Clark and Mary Mack, this year marks the debut for several newcomers to both the banking and finance rankings, including:
- Tracy Kerrins, Head of Technology at Wells Fargo
- Bridgit Chayt, EVP Head of Wholesale Payments at Fifth Third Bank
- Meghan Graper, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets at Barclays
- Barbara Mariniello, Global Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets at Barclays
"These women represent so much more than world-class business acumen and inspirational leadership skills," says Chana Schoenberger, Editor-in-Chief at American Banker. "They symbolize the perseverance it takes to create meaningful change, the commitment needed to build stronger communities, and the creativity that's essential to drive the industry into a new age."
Each year American Banker recognizes leaders in financial services: The Most Powerful Women in Banking, The Most Powerful Women to Watch, The Most Powerful Women in Finance and Top Teams. The complete rankings, including profiles of all the honorees for 2023, can be found on American Banker's website, as well as in the October issue of American Banker Magazine.
This year's annual celebration kicks off next week with The Most Powerful Women in Banking conference, October 3-4th at The Glasshouse. The agenda features several of this year's honorees, including Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO Asset and Wealth Management at JPMorgan Chase & Co; Amy Brady, CIO at KeyBank; Aarthi Murali, Chief Customer Experience Officer at M&T Bank; and Wendy Cai-Lee, Founder and CEO Piermont Bank. They will be joined by executives from within and outside financial services – notably Priscilla Almodovar, CEO of Fannie Mae; Stephanie Ferris, CEO and President of FIS; and Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools.
There will be two invite-only honoree events as well. Honorees of The Most Powerful Women in Banking: NEXT program, which recognizes high-achieving executives ages 40 and under, will be celebrated at an invitation-only awards dinner on October 3rd. The annual gala for The Most Powerful Women in Banking honorees will close out the ceremonies on October 5th, 2023.
"During this year's events, more than 1000 financial services leaders will come together to focus on the progress being made in the industry," said Jeff Mancini, Interim CEO of Arizent, publisher of American Banker. "As The Most Powerful Women in Banking program begins its third decade, the power of this community is still growing, and we will continue to find new ways to support and celebrate the impact of these leaders, now and for the generations to come."
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