• Fri, Jun 10 2011

Women Make Up A Small But Important Part Of The 2011 Most Influential People In Finance List

The Annual Most Influential People In Finance List from Treasury & Risk was released this week and 15 impressive women made the cut. However, considering the list has 100 people altogether this is a small number but the ones that made it have made huge strides in their fields. This list not only focuses on bankers and Wall Street executives but on regulators and policymakers as well.

Some of the stand-outs from the list included Ann Marie Petach, the CFO of Blackrock. “Petach succeeded in keeping the investment management company’s revenues stable and its credit position solid, which allowed it to acquire Barclays’ BGI unit. She also played a leading role in the company’s 50% public offering,” according to Financial News.

There were some more Wall Street ladies like Kathleen Hughes, head of global liquidity sales at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Anne Clarke Wolff, global client executive at JPMorgan, who managed to be named on the same list as heavy hitters and press stars JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Bill Gross, found and CIO of Pimco.

However, many of the women who made the list were on the corporate finance side or involved in policy like Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. A big corporate finance player that did make it on was Walt Disney executive Vice President Christine McCarthy. McCarthy “managed the development of the capital structure for Shanghai Disneyland, modified the capital structure for Hong Kong Disneyland and negotiated financing for its expansion.” As a woman in a top-ranking corporate position and with a powerful position in tech, Anita Prasad, general manager of treasury capital management for Microsoft, easily snagged herself a spot. She drives Microsoft treasury’s “continuous embrace of technology to deal with business challenges.”

Other women that made the list include:

  • Carol Fox, Director of Strategic and Enterprise Risk Practice RIMS
  • Kiko Harvey, VP of Risk Management, Delta Air Lines
  • Elaine Paik, Corporate Treasurer and VP, Colgate-Palmolive
  • Kristi Matus, CFO USAA
  • Laurel Meissner, Global Controller and SVP, AON
  • Ann Yerger, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
  • Margaret Foran, Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Secretary and VP, Prudential Financial
  • Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

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