Leaders look at women's role in finance and economic recovery.
By Citi March 30, 2010 05:28 PM
Deborah McWhinney, President of Citi Personal Banking and Wealth Management, in a special symposium Monday helped the U.S. Treasury and the White House Council on Women and Girls put the spotlight on the landscape and challenge for women in finance. Other panelists at the Washington, DC event included FDIC chairman Sheila Bair, SEC chairwoman Mary Schapiro, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios and Congressional Oversight Panel chair Elizabeth Warren.
They discussed ways to build women's financial capability as a life skill in high school and college, women's role in the economic recovery and ways to get more women into jobs in banking and money management. Though noting the number of job opportunities in finance is down, panelists said there are big opportunities for those entering an industry confronting crisis and taking new shape. "It is unprecedented how much leadership and forward-thinking it is going to take," McWhinney told the audience, many of whom were university students tuning into a live webcast.
Listen to the replay of the Women in Finance Symposium.