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American Banker Announces 2022 Honorees for The Most Powerful Women in Banking

October 06, 2022, 07:38 AM
Filed Under: Banking News

American Banker announced the 2022 honorees of The Most Powerful Women in Banking™. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the program recognizes individuals and teams for demonstrating exceptional leadership skills, strong performance and a commitment to driving real outcomes for diversity, equity and inclusion in financial services.

This year’s rankings show honorees on the move. Thasunda Brown Duckett’s new position as CEO of TIAA lands her on The Most Powerful Women in Finance list for the first time (previously she’d been recognized as one of The Most Powerful Women in Banking as CEO of Chase Consumer Banking). Titi Cole’s promotion to CEO of Legacy Franchises at Citi also means she moves from The Most Powerful Women to Watch to The Most Powerful Women in Banking.

Among the notable areas of leadership that connect this year’s honorees was the advocacy for their companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. On the Top Teams list, the US Bank team leading their new centralized ESG office was recognized for their efforts, as well as several other honorees who spearheaded key strategic programs in this area including:

  • Candace Browning, Head of Bank of America Global Research and Vice Chair of the Bank of America Institute, Bank of America
  • Ranjana Clark, Head of Global Transaction Banking, MUFG
  • Jane Fraser, CEO, Citigroup
  • Florence Pourchet, CEO of CIB Latin America and Head of Corporate Responsibility Americas, BNP Paribas

“It’s been 20 years since American Banker first spotlighted the achievements of women leaders in financial services. Since then, we’ve seen inspiring progress and innovative leadership, including the emphasis placed this year on environmental, social and governance issues,” says Chana Schoenberger, Editor-in-Chief at American Banker. “It feels important and appropriate that so many of our honorees are driving meaningful ESG efforts for their organizations.”

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 2022, can be found on American Banker’s website, as well as in the October issue of American Banker Magazine.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, American Banker will host three events in New York City. On October 26, 2022, for the first time ever THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BANKING conference will be an in-person event aboard the historic USS Intrepid aircraft carrier with inspiring discussions, executive networking, insightful panels on a range of leadership topics. Honorees Ranjana Clark, Head of Global Transaction Banking, MUFG; Erminia (Ernie) Johannson, Group Head North America Personal and Business Banking, BMO; Kate Burke, COO and CFO, AllianceBernstein; and Diane Morais, President, Consumer and Commercial Banking, Ally Bank are among the luminaries speaking at the conference. Registration is open to the entire financial services community.

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 at HK Hall on October 25, 2022. The annual gala for The Most Powerful Women in Banking honorees will close out the ceremonies at The Glasshouse on October 27, 2022.

“The 20th anniversary of The Most Powerful Women in Banking represents an impressive milestone and gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past while looking toward the future,” says Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of Arizent, publisher of American Banker. “When I think about what this year’s honorees have accomplished as business leaders, as mentors to women in their organizations, as inspiration to the next generation of bankers — I am confident we have the right leaders forging ahead and shaping the industry for the next 20 years and for future generations.”

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