Mary Callahan Erdoes, JPMorgan Chase
Position: CEO of Asset Management
Family: Married with three daughters
There’s something about Marys. Next on our power mom list, we have Mary Callahan Erdoes — the current CEO of JPMorgan Chase‘s (NYSE:JPM) Asset Management division.
Forget about family budgeting; Erdoes supervises more than $1.3 trillion of assets. Oh, and she is often mentioned as a potential successor to JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.
No wonder she is currently listed by Forbes as the world’s 24th most powerful woman.
It didn’t come easy, though. As Erdoes wrote in a New York Times column: “I was the only female math major at Georgetown University at the time. It was incredibly difficult. I barely made it.”
Two large influences for her focus on math and determination to succeed: her grandmothers. I would guess her grandkids will one day say the same thing about her.