American Banker magazine honored Zions Bank’s women executives in New York City Oct. 6 at its annual “Most Powerful Women in Banking” awards dinner.

The magazine’s October 2016 issue lists Zions Bank as one of five Top Banking Teams in the nation.  This marks the seventh time Zions’ women have been recognized by the publication as a top team. 

According to American Banker, Zions is one of five banks where women are playing outsized roles in setting strategy and driving results. Women comprise 36 percent of Zions Bank’s corporate officer positions, and female executives make up 31 percent of the bank’s Executive Committee. The article points to Zions Bank’s recent commitment to the Women’s Leadership Institute’s “ElevateHER Challenge,” a formal commitment Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson and Zions Bancorporation Chairman and CEO Harris Simmons have made to bolster women’s leadership, salary equity and career development opportunities for women employees.

Also during the event, LeeAnne Linderman, Zions Bancorporation Executive Vice President  Enterprise Retail Banking, ranked No. 13on the magazine’s list of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.” 

“I congratulate Zions Bank for earning a Top Team in Banking award,” said American Banker Executive Editor Bonnie McGeer. “The women on this team play a significant role in the company’s performance. The initiatives that Zions has made to foster the development and promotion of women employees, including its formal commitment to the ElevateHer challenge, help it stand out.”