Sports Making Women Equal in Business

Sports May Level the Playing Field for Women in Business

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero will make history as the games with the most female athletes ever participating. With that in mind, women being in sports has been thrown into the spotlight now.

The Olympics have shown that athletes are displaying incredibly strength and endurance, all the things that competition is all about, which is also very helpful for dealing with leadership success off of the field. In fact, research has shown that women who have some background in sports have an increased potential in work world leadership which can lead to higher ranks in fields where women do not historically rank high. For example a survey taken by EY involving female world leaders found that 94% of women in C-suites were involved in sports at some point in their lives, the majority of them being at the collegiate level.

Several women in positions of power were asked about their world experiences and one thing they noted that confidence is the key to having courage. One former athlete said that after playing basketball in high school and in college at Purdue, they already knew they had what it took to succeed in life and that settling wasn’t good enough, but trying to excel at a task was very necessary. They also learned how to play by the rules and work well with a team, because the success or failure of a goal can depend heavily on teamwork.

Being a respectful person is another aspect that was described as helping people get along and go far off of the field. Respect is something that is valued whether one is a teammate or in a business setting. Everyone is not the same and does not see the world in the same way, so there will naturally be different perspectives but learning about this can be valuable down the road if done in a proper manner. In addition to this, being respectful both on and off the field can help create bonds and relationships with other people and in turn help everyone work together in an effective manner. This works whether someone is a freshman athlete at Duke University or in a high office setting.

Corporate Compliance with Helane Morrison

Helane Morrison is a leading compliance officer and is the Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC, which is among the largest advisory firms in San Francisco. Hall Capital tries to shed light to how we lost our crucial trust in the financial industry because of 2008’s economic crash. People began looking for other options, and they started putting their finances under the control of other hands. After that phase of the economic crash, Hall Capital Partners has come to the aid of the people by enforcing regulatory compliance, accountability, integrity in all dealings. The corporate world is experiencing rapid growth and the need for adept compliance officers is inevitable.

Morrison is an assertive, hardworking and dedicated woman who has attracted significant reputation in the compliance world due to her substantial impact. Every investment that Morrison and the form make for their clients is ethical and robust. The team of professionals at Hall Capital ensures that every mutual fund advisors, brokerage firm or financial advisor that they select to work with, is taken through an all-encompassing investigation to ensure the integrity and compliance to be trusted with clients’ money. In case Morrison and her enforcement team realize an anomaly, they enforce disciplinary actions, which may range from correction measures to pressing charges.

Ms. Morrison also serves at the Hall Capital Partner, LLC as the Managing Director, General Counsel as well as a member of the Executive Committee. Before joining Hall Capital, Morrison was previously working at the Securities and Exchange Commission, in Northern California, directing its enforcement programs. During her reign as the Regional Manager at Securities and Exchange Commission, she was responsible for regulatory matters, litigation, government agencies and securities enforcement. When she was the Regional Manager, Helane was the overseer for five Northwest States.

During her reign at SEC, Helane made several remarkable achievements. She led various fraud cases involving lead executives from firms like HBO, NextCard Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Google. She also led in exposing the delusory sale of faux securities by American Amicable, an insurance company, to more than 50,000 military personnel. Before she joined SEC, from 1986 to 1996, Helane was practicing law at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. She was primarily involved in litigation, SEC matters, internal corporate investigations, and defense of private securities. Helane is a seasonal speaker on legal and compliance issues. She is also a member of the board of Regional Parks Foundation and American Bar Association. She studied at Northwestern University, Illinois, where she completed her Bachelors in Journalism. She furthered her education at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.