DIVERSITYINCQ&A DiversityInc 2011 109
FRANKEL We have been talking with several CEOs about he feminization of leadership. Do you see that? How do you think women—not only in a CEO role, but in senior oles—change the culture of the organization and the leadership strategies?
MOONEY One of the things Henry did was he created a culture where teaming mattered, collaboration mat- tered, respect mattered, integrity mattered, leadership mattered. He had already in his tenure as CEO created an organization that valued those things over the indi- vidual or the competition. It is a culture where you don’t talk about what I did. Even if you’re talking about what I did, you say we did it. It was part of what drew me here and part of why I think I have been comfortable, thrived and then really fit the characteristics of someone who could be the next CEO after Henry. You have chemistry within a management team. The culture of our organization was col- laborative and team based, and that’s what we value. As a matter of act, this year when we did our chairmen’s awards, they were all teams. You don’t fit here if you can’t hrive in that kind of a culture. Is that, back to your question, a feminine leadership style
KeyCorp’s BETH MOONEY TITLE (as of May 1, 2011) Chairman and CEO PREVIOUS POSITION President and Chief Operating Officer WORK HISTORY Joined KeyCorp in April 2006 Was Vice Chair, Key Community Banking Has more than 30 years’ experience in retail banking, including a position as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for AmSouth Bancorporation EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree, University of Texas MBA, Southern Methodist University HONORS 2007-2008, Cox School of Business Distinguished Alumni 2008 YWCA Women of Achievement Award Four times recognized by U.S. Banker Magazine as one of “The Most Powerful Women in Banking” COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Board Chairman, Neighborhood Progress Inc. Trustee and Treasurer of the Board, Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra) Trustee, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Trustee, United Way of Cleveland