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The Women Who Questioned Wall Street

The Honorable Sheila C. Bair

(original source The Harvard Gazette)

“Call them the “Cassandras of capital” or perhaps, as a Time magazinecover story in 2010 dubbed the women, the “New Sheriffs of Wall Street.”

In recent years, Sheila Bair, Mary Schapiro, and Elizabeth Warren have been pictured as bold — and often unwelcome — gunslingers who fired some of the earliest warning shots about Wild West excesses and corrupt practices on Wall Street long before the 2008 Great Recession set in. After their warnings went unheeded but proved accurate, they set about trying to institute meaningful financial reforms from inside federal agencies and through politics.”

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