While Wall Street firms are still dominated by men, the regulatory agencies they deal with are increasingly being headed by women. Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.; Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro; and Elizabeth Warren, chair of the panel charged with overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program, are all playing crucial roles in the effort to lift the U.S. economy out of the financial crisis. Other bodies also have women in prominent positions.

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