Femme Finance: 7 Kickass Women in Finance


While you may not have heard her name before, Samantha Citro is a multitalented role model all women can learn from. She’s had a very diverse career, working in everything from a startup to a prestigious financial institution to her current job as VP at Immunocologie Skincare. She is also a contributing author here at LABG! 

Citro has said that some of her most formative professional years were when she worked in a managerial role at Bridgewater, a distinguished investment management firm. It was a random Linkedin message that led her to this job and convinced her to join the brave women in finance. Although gender diversity in the financial industry has improved over years, it is still largely a male-dominated field.

We at Like A Boss Girls admire women in finance and encourage you to break up the boys club and get in on the financial action. Don’t be intimidated, below find a list of kickass women who are paving the way for women in the financial industry:

A few badass women in finance you should know:

1. Janet Yellen –  Head of the U.S. Federal Reserve

Janet made HERstory when she became the first female head of the U.S. Federal Reserve.


2. Christine Lagarde –  Head of the International Monetary Fund

Christine was pegged to serve a second five-year term for the organization that serves as an economic advisor for 188 countries.


3. Ana Patricia Botin – Chair, Banco Santander

Ana is one of the most powerful banking executives in the world and the first woman to head the largest bank in the Eurozone.


4. Adena Friedman –  President, Nasdaq

Adena took over as CEO of Nasdaq in 2017, making her the first woman to lead a global exchange.


5. Arundhati Bhattacharya – Chair, State Bank of India

Arundhati is the first woman to be the Chairman of State Bank of India.


6. Mary Callahan Erdoes – CEO, Asset Management, JPMorgan

Mary generated a record  $12.1 billion in revenue for JP Morgan in 2015.


7. Lucy Peng –  CEO, Ant Financial Services Group

Lucy is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Ant Financial Services at Alibaba.


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