October 05, 2018

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: #151 Helena Morrissey

Helena Morrissey who is one of the best-known women in the City.

She handles billions of pounds worth of assets for many years and is now Head of Personal Investing at Legal and General Management, a new role aimed at engaging the nation to save and invest more.

In 2010, Helena founded the 30% Club, a cross-business initiative to achieve better gender-balanced UK company boards. She wrote a book earlier this year called A Good Time to be a Girl: Don’t Lean In, Change the System. The Ft said about her book “At its heart is a conviction that diversity in any workplace will lead to a better, fairer and more prosperous society”. She was named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. She has twice been voted one of the 50 Most Influential People in Finance globally by Bloomberg Markets. she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Cambridge University in 2016. She was appointed CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list for her contribution to the role of women in business. In 2017, she was made a dame.

Helena is married to a Buddhist meditation teacher and they have nine children, six girls and three boys whose ages range from 8 to 26.

In this episode we talk about the importance of investing your future in this episode, how you don’t have to be like a man to be successful and what it’s like having 9 kids and making your career work.

Quotes from the episode:

“You don’t have to be formidable to be a successful business woman.”

“I have a Dame-hood, but actually I’m no better or worse a person than before that. I want to use any influence I have for good.”

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