Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Elizabeth Warren, Mary Schapiro and Sheila Bair

Three powerful women are fighting to fix the male-dominated financial industry. Sheila Bair, the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Mary Schapiro, the chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); and Elizabeth Warren, special adviser to a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, are doing their best to keep Wall Street in check and push for tougher regulations during a period of tumultuous recovery from the financial meltdown of 2008. Though they're relative outsiders to Wall Street, their reputations are flourishing as they stand up for consumers against the system's wealthiest insiders.