Women in Banking

Be like BMO, not like the big banks, on gender diversity

03/31/17

Get Bank of Montreal's best tips for real results on gender diversity, then try not to get disheartened by other big banks. Plus: Amy Brady, Mary Navarro and Donna Demaio.

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Perking up: Banks make big changes in benefits to woo millennials

03/28/17

Financial institutions of all sizes are overhauling benefits policies and promoting work-life balance to better compete for millennial recruits with the hipper tech sector. The big changes include longer periods of paid time off for new parents.

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Talking politics taboo in the workplace? B of A says it’s OK

03/24/17

The more vocal millennial generation is pushing companies like Bank of America to redefine diversity in the workplace to include more freedom of expression.

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Can small-dollar business loans make a comeback?

03/24/17

Ann Marie Mehlum, who has joined a lending platform called SmartBiz Loans after stints as a community banker and an SBA official, says the combination of fintech and old-fashioned banking could bring back small-business loans under $100,000.

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Bank of Montreal CEO on diversity, honesty, their ties to lasting value

03/23/17

BMO recently won a diversity award for reaching its goal of having women in 40% of senior management jobs, and CEO Bill Downe argues equal treatment of employees will carry over to fair treatment of customers and create long-term profits for shareholders.

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Huntington taps Bank of the West exec to lead retail bank

03/23/17

Andy Harmening will succeed longtime retail banking chief Mary Navarro, who is retiring in June.

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Speaking 'male' and earning 'male' (aka 'goals')

03/23/17

B of A's Cathy Bessant and Michelle Moore have a few suggestions for women who want to advance and RBC's Janice Fukakusa sets a new pay benchmark for female executives. Plus, Bank of the West's Nandita Bakhshi and Citi's Yolande Piazza.

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RBC's Fukakusa sets pay benchmark for Canada's female bankers

03/17/17

Bay Street's highest-paid female banker set a new benchmark for women executives in the banking industry — though their ranks among the top wage earners remain thin.

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To err is human, to get fired for it … female

03/16/17

Financial advisers accused of misconduct are treated very differently depending on their gender, with women far more likely to get fired. Plus, what happens when a guy switches email signatures with his female coworker?

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Proof Wall Street Is Still a Boys' Club

03/15/17

A new study finds that, when it comes to truly celebrating women, Wall Street still has a long way to go.

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