Women in Banking

Want to innovate? Hire more women


Studies show that companies with more women in leadership roles increase their “innovation intensity,” yet women still hold only 20% of the board seats and eight CEO jobs in financial services.


What we lost when we lost Melanie Dressel


Melanie Dressel was one of the most highly respected bank CEOs in the business. She was also an all-around exceptional person.


Remembering Melanie Dressel, mentor to a generation of bankers


Columbia Banking's CEO, who died unexpectedly on Sunday, was a thoughtful and tenacious leader who leaves a legacy of turning a small Washington bank into a regional power in the Pacific Northwest.


Melanie Dressel, pioneering bank CEO, dies


In addition to transforming Columbia Banking System and navigating it through the financial crisis, Dressel was an industry leader.


Money isn't everything, says SoFi's Joanne Bradford; TSB chief Helen Rose recommends boldness


Bank of America's Michelle Moore explains the role of design in the bank’s app's success; SoFi's Joanne Bradford claims money isn't the most important thing in taking a new job; TSB's Helen Rise urges women to be bolder.


Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod in Massachusetts names first female CEO


Lisa Oliver, who will also become the bank's president, previously ran the business banking division at KeyBank.


Opus Lands a Former Fintech Exec from BBVA


Opus Bank has hired Scarlett Sieber, the former senior vice president in global business development at BBVA, to be its chief information officer.


PNC names new chief security officer


In an newly created role, Deborah Guild, the bank’s current chief technology officer, will lead a revamped security unit.


Trade groups' female chairs look to inspire more women


For the first time, the chairmen of the American Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America are women, marking an important milestone for the industry.


Wall Street women march; UBS' new female-friendlier strategy


Wall Street women on what the Women's March meant to them; UBS implementing a more female-friendly approach to wealth management; Beth Mooney outlines post-merger ambitions; and more.