04/06/2012 12:59 pm ET

Women Will Run Banks Before White House, Gillibrand Says

A woman will serve as chief executive officer at one of the five biggest U.S. banks before the nation gets its first female president, said U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

While no woman is still in the running for president this year, "there are women at mid-level banks already," Gillibrand said in an interview yesterday, referring to KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney as an example. Gillibrand spoke at a mentoring event at Radio City Music Hall in New York designed to develop and promote leadership by women in business and politics.

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