American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking Gala is held annually at the Glasshouse in New York City. It features the world’s most prominent women in American finance and banking and over 800 senior professionals representing the top banks and credit unions in the country. Leighann is the first stand-up comedian in the gala's 21-year history to host this prestigious event.

"From her opening line to the end of the night, Leighann owned the stage and captured our audience with her indelible wit and humor. It was an absolute pleasure to have her host American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking Gala this year!"
Chana Zimmerman, Editor-in-Chief, American Banker

"Leighann was a total game changer for our Most Powerful Women in Banking Gala!! Leighann masterfully managed the room of hundreds of the most senior women banking professionals, over the entire evening, keeping our attendees engaged with her hysterically funny set. The room regularly erupted in laughter, the jokes were hilarious while also fitting the tone of the event. Attendees over the years were known as being notoriously chatty during the awards, and Leighann, by capturing the audience's attention, successfully kept the room quiet during the presentations of the awards and as a result, attendees had the best event they had in years. It was a total game changer for our event, and our attendees."

Stephanie Gayant, Director Conference Programming, Arizent