Growing up in San Francisco, there was never any doubt that Donna Bland would have a career in the financial industry.

"I always knew it. I loved currency and exchange and I remember telling my mother as a child I wanted to be the secretary of Treasury like on the dollar bill," said the president/CEO of $8.1 billion Golden 1 Credit Union and the latest Women to Watch honoree. "We never had much money, so living in San Francisco I was always intrigued by and loved the financial industry."

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