Most Powerful Women In Banking Toast Each Other

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It isn't every night that Sallie Krawcheck talks to people about Spanx.

But on Monday night, the chairman and chief executive of Citigroup's wealth management division did just that, telling a crowd of 400 about the elastic girdles. Her keynote address, which also told women to be confident and assured in reaching for banking's brass ring, came as part of U.S. Banker's Black and White Ball, celebrating the 25 most powerful women in the field.

As much as it honored women who have climbed many of banking's peaks, the event also showed them letting their hair down. DealBook was on hand for a rundown.

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