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From Time: Each of the large banks employs a small handful of women in senior positions and only 3% of Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO. These figures show that the current financial recession is primarily the responsibility of the men in charge. Three women who challenge the status quo demonstrate through their action how women will be shaping the policies and laws that will protect consumers in the future. The article interviews Sheila Blair, the Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Mary Schapiro, the first woman to hold the post of Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) band the chief advocate for new consumer-finance regulations.