The Most Powerful Women initiative recognizes individuals and groups who have shown exceptional leadership skills and successful performance in financial services, and who are committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry.
“These women represent so much more than world-class business acumen and inspirational leadership skills,” says Chana Schoenberger, Editor-in-Chief at American Banker.
“They symbolize the perseverance it takes to create meaningful change, the commitment needed to build stronger communities, and the creativity that’s essential to drive the industry into a new age.”
“I am honored to be recognized by American Banker alongside some of the most influential and transformative leaders in the financial services industry,” said Vidoni.
“Whether in individual neighborhoods across the country or at the highest levels of global finance, women are making a powerful impact in the financial lives of millions. I’m proud to play a part in carrying out Penn Community Bank’s values-driven mission and help grow thriving communities.”
As president and CEO of Penn Community Bank – the largest independent, mutual bank in eastern Pennsylvania – Vidoni leads more than 300 employees to fulfill the bank’s mission to act as a catalyst for growth in every community it serves. For her effort, she has been recognized by media outlets, industry groups, and nonprofit organizations.
Over the course of more than 35 years in banking, she has served in various roles at financial institutions of all sizes throughout the Philadelphia region, gaining insight into the workings of community, regional and corporate banks.
As an active leader in the Pennsylvania business and financial community, she donates her time and leadership talents to several industry groups – most recently being appointed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to serve as president of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council where she provides her insight on banking and lending conditions that affect the economy.
Vidoni also serves as Pennsylvania Member Director on the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, which supports homeownership programs throughout Delaware, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
A believer in serving others, she is a member of the Bucks County Workforce and Economic Development Board, past president of the board of directors of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, and member of the advisory council of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County.
A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Vidoni holds an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. She lives in Doylestown.
Vidoni and other honorees will be recognized at The Most Powerful Women in Banking Gala, held at the Glasshouse in New York City in early October. The gala is part of a week-long celebration which includes The Most Powerful Women in Banking Conference.
Read more about Jean Vidoni and the bank’s mission at Penn Community Bank.
Penn Community Bank Day of Service