How to Fix Banking’s Diversity Pipeline Problem

In less than a year, First Financial Bankshares has promoted three women to regional leadership positions, giving women at the Abilene, Texas-based bank a total of four out of 17 such leadership positions within the organization. While First Financial is not the only bank that is working hard to move women into the ranks of senior management, it is unusual to see three women promoted in such a short space of time. “The public loves to see women and minorities promoted,” says F. Scott Dueser, chairman and CEO at the $10.9 billion asset bank. “When I put something out on...