As Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair continues to push for an agency for the financial protection of consumers as part of an overhaul of the financial system, a group of women executives are headed to Washington to speak to a group of senators about why the agency would be important for women consumers and business leaders.

On Tuesday, ten senior women executives from Wall Street and major companies, including members of 85 Broads, a global network of 20,000 women founded by Janet Hanson, who worked for Goldman Sachs [GS] at its New York headquarter, which is at 85 Broad Street.

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