SOURCE: SourceMedia

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking

September 15, 2009 11:29 ET

SourceMedia Launches The Inner Circle, an Online Professional Network for Women in Financial Services

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - SourceMedia, publisher of American Banker and U.S. Banker, is proud to announce the launch of The Inner Circle, a professional networking site for women in financial services.

The new network is meant to extend the dynamic community that has developed around The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking™ rankings and events. It aims to identify, support and connect top-performing women in financial services.

"We have created The Inner Circle to give senior women bankers a place to meet online," said Barbara A. Rehm, editor in chief of American Banker. "You'll be able to share opinions and learn from each other as well as keep abreast of news and ideas about women in banking and as leaders."

The Inner Circle network was created with three goals in mind: to become an online extension of the 25MPWIB, giving women a year-round connection to their peers; to serve as a forum for insight and debate around issues that matter to women in banking; and to function as a one-stop shop for info and updates about the program.

The Inner Circle includes:

--  Discussions about the day's most pressing issues among the industry's
    most well-respected women
--  Online events to help women in banking develop skills and contacts
    necessary to advance in their careers
--  Relevant news to keep members abreast of trends affecting women in
    financial services
--  Career advice from top advisors to help women chart their own path
    

The 25MPWIB community is committed to fostering women's professional development, career advancement and peer-to-peer networking, and includes The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking ranking and recognition dinner, The Mentor Factor career development workshops, the National Leadership Workshop and a monthly enewsletter in addition to The Inner Circle site.

Please visit www.25mpwib.com/InnerCircle to learn more.

About American Banker and U.S. Banker

American Banker is the banking industry's daily source of information, news and analysis covering national and global issues, mortgages, consumer finance, legislation, investment products, card and payment systems and technology.

U.S. Banker is written for executives who must generate greater profits and shareholder value for their financial institutions and covers market trends, regulations, innovations and individuals that reshape the financial services landscape.

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