Women in Banking

Wells Fargo still in talks with BofA's Cathy Bessant as its options narrow


Other executives are being considered, too, but the list is dwindling as JPMorgan’s Gordon Smith and other big names are said to be out of the running. Meanwhile, senior Wells executives have pushed to keep interim CEO Allen Parker.


A digital convergence: Where BofA, Disney and Old Spice overlap


Banks are increasingly turning to outsiders like Nikki Katz, a former Disney executive now at Bank of America, and Joel Kashuba, formerly of Procter & Gamble and now at Fifth Third, to help build their digital experiences.


IMF's Lagarde is nobody's token; causes and effects of gender pay disparity


Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, refuses to attend any meetings in which she would be the only woman; Sallie Krawcheck says the fact that women still are paid less than men is partly the fault of society at large; and more in this week's WIB Scan.


One banker's advice for product development: Let customers pitch in


There’s a long list of reasons traditional lenders haven't kept up with the needs of entrepreneurs, says Judith Erwin, the head of Grasshopper Bank in New York. One is not asking for enough feedback.


CFPB chief’s equal-opportunity calendar


In her first four and a half months, Kathy Kraninger met with lawmakers more than twice as often as her predecessor, but her schedule demonstrates willingness to meet with industry and policy stakeholders from various camps.


BMO Financial's Ernie Johannson expands role


The Canadian parent of BMO Harris Bank in Chicago has named Johannson group head of North American personal banking, an extension of similar executive duties she holds in the U.S.


Wells Fargo ‘irresponsible’: Dimon blasts rival on lack of CEO plan


The JPMorgan chief executive said he couldn't understand why Wells Fargo could have CEO Tim Sloan step down without a successor ready to go.


'Look up, there's no glass ceiling': State Street's Hannah Grove


Calls for getting more women into leadership positions, and strategies for achieving that, dominated the LEAD conference in New York.


How will the next generation of women lead?


They’re communicators, bridge builders and young moms. Here’s what they might do differently from the older bosses they have had in their careers.


‘Leap of faith’: Fifth Third’s Tanner resigning to focus on social causes


Teresa Tanner, one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking, is stepping down as the bank’s chief administrative officer to focus on larger societal issues, such as helping women advance in the workplace and creating economic opportunities for minorities and people with disabilities.