Why We Should Pay Attention to Helane Morrison

It is well known that there is a glass ceiling that some people cannot ever seem to get past in the corporate world. These ceilings can be caused by gender bias, by racial bias, by integrity, or a lack thereof. However, these glass ceilings are being shattered by one powerful person: Helane Morrison.

Morrison began her shattering career as the editor in chief of the University of California Berkeley School of Law. After graduating from the school, she went on to work under Harry A. Blackmun. From there, she went on to work with the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk, and Rabkin law firm. She started there as a small time partner, but soon graduated to a full time partner in the firm.

However, it didn’t take long for her to max out her potential in the law firm. In 1999, she was given a position with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, or the SEC. It is here she made the most impact in the corporate world.

As a member of the SEC, and later the head of the San Francisco branch, she took down more corporate corruption than anyone at that point thought possible. The ones she is most noted for the downfall into a category the corporate world calls “untouchables”.

Helane Morrison took them down. Using her place in the SEC, she found ways around the power, money, and influence the “untouchables” had. For 11 years, she did this and was praised for all of her efforts in the Wall Street Journal. With such an impressive record behind her, it’s no surprise she became head of commission and regional director before she moved on with her career in 2007.

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