Beth Mooney
Beth Mooney
Company: Key Corp
Fortune 500 rank: 499

KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney takes the fact that she's the only female CEO of a top-20 bank very seriously. "As role models, I think we all know that every day in every way, people are watching us... They're particularly aware of how do we conduct ourselves, how do we extend ourselves, and how do we recognize and celebrate other women," she said at the 2011 Women in Banking Conference. That kind of pressure shouldn't intimidate, but inspire. "If somebody hands you a torch, what do you do with it? And I think the answer is easy. You light the way for others to follow."


By Colleen Leahey, reporter - Last updated July 18 2012: 2:08 PM ET