Sallie Krawcheck – 1983 Scholar

In 1983, Sallie Krawcheck was named South Carolina’s Presidential Scholar; in 2004 ranked her seventh among the 10 most powerful women in business. Krawcheck became one of the top research analysts covering Wall Street during her tenure as CEO at the independent research firm Sanford C. Bernstein, where she earned a reputation as a vocal advocate of research quality and integrity. She was later recruited by financial-services firm Citigroup to head Smith Barney, which handles stock-research and retail-brokerages operations, before being tapped as Citigroup’s Citigroup Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy. After three years in that position, she served as Chairman and CEO for Citi Global Wealth Management until her departure from the firm late in 2008.