Each year, American Banker magazine recognizes top female executives in the financial services industry who are driving their company’s performance through strategy and innovation, advancing the programs and resources available for their employees, and demonstrating leadership and involvement in their communities.
This year, five executives from Bank of America were recognized for their leadership: Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations & Technology Officer, Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman and Global Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, and Anne Clarke Wolff, Head of Global Corporate Banking and Global Leasing were recognized among the Most Powerful Women in Banking; Candace Browning, Head of Global Research was recognized among the Most Powerful Women in Finance; and Andrea Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, was recognized among Women to Watch.
The work they drive for the company, and the contributions they and our teammates make each day for our customers and each other. These rankings are another example of the recognition the company continues to receive for strong female leaders and for our continued investment in developing female employees and supporting them to reach their career goals and to make meaningful contributions within our own company and in our communities.
Bank of America is a leader in banking with strong representation of women at all levels of our organization — more than 50% of our employees, 35% of employees two-deep from our CEO, and nearly 40% of our management team are female.
Bank of America offers many programs and resources designed specifically to support the development and retention of our female employees — including our Investing in Women Leadership Council, Global Women’s Conference, Women’s Leadership Program and our Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) for Women network.
We also have many strategic partnerships that connect women to human, social and financial capital resources they need to maximize their full potential — including our Global Ambassadors Program, Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program, and Cheri Blair Foundation for Women.