This fall, Darla Moore became one of two women to gain entrance into one of the country’s most exclusive boys’ clubs. The Augusta National Golf Club invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Moore to become its first female members. Being a pioneer is nothing new for Moore. In the 1980s, she became the highest-paid woman in the banking industry and was the first woman to grace the cover of Fortune magazine.
Moore rose through the ranks of Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) and eventually became managing director. Back then, she was an innovator in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing used in bankruptcy proceedings, which earned her the nickname, the “Queen of DIP.”