"What does it take for a woman to become the CEO of a top 20 U.S. bank? For Beth Mooney, the new CEO and chairman of KeyCorp, the journey has involved overcoming naysayers, getting help from mentors and sponsorsand, most importantly, her own perseverance, hard work and vision for herself, her employees and their role in the communities where they do business.
She is taking over as the head of KeyCorp, No. 4 on The DiversityInc Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity list. She has big footsteps to follow. Retiring Chairman and CEO Henry Meyer has been a strong leader at KeyCorp, and his commitment to diversity and philanthropy as critical to the bank's business mission has been unwavering. (See this article on succession planning)"