SOURCE: American Banker

American Banker

May 17, 2011 14:30 ET

Arianna Huffington to Keynote the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking Awards Dinner

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Arianna Huffington will be the keynote speaker at ninth annual The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking™ Awards Dinner hosted by American Banker at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Huffington is President and Editor-in-Chief of The AOL Huffington Post Media Group and is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 13 books. In May 2005, Huffington co-founded The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet.

In 2009, she was named as one of the most influential women in media by Forbes magazine and to the Financial Times' list of 50 people who shaped the decade. In 2011, she was named to the TIME 100, TIME magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.

"Like the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance, Arianna Huffington has risen to the top and achieved great success in a male-dominated industry. The lessons she's learned, as well as her take on politics and the media in 2011, promise to be a compelling accompaniment to our celebration honoring the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance," said Barbara Rehm, editor at large of American Banker and host of The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking event.

In addition to all her notable achievements, Huffington serves on several boards that promote community solutions to social problems, including A Place Called Home, which works with at-risk children in South Central Los Angeles.

Huffington has made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including Charlie Rose, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline, Real Time with Bill Maher, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Today, The Daily Show, Squawk Box, The Colbert Report and The O'Reilly Factor.

About The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking
The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking recognizes the professional achievements of top-performing female financial executives. In addition to the ranking of the most powerful women in banking, the event also honors The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, The 25 Women to Watch and The Top Three Banking Teams.

To learn more about The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking programs, please visit The 25MPWIB community is committed to fostering women's professional development, career advancement and peer-to-peer networking, and includes the rankings and recognition dinner, The Mentor Factor career development workshops, the National Leadership Workshop and The Inner Circle, a monthly eNewsletter and professional social network for women.

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