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How women broke into Seattle banking

Paxtyn Merten
American City Business Journals
How women broke into Seattle banking

Helen Langer Smith grew up hearing her parents talk about the family bank over dinner. After Langer Smith’s father died in 1952, her mother was elected president of the Port Orchard-based bank, becoming the first woman bank president west of the Mississippi River. Langer Smith, who was already working in the banking industry, was appointed to the board of directors.