A successful woman heading a company with managing assets of $24 billion or more is a rarity. Even rarer is a successful woman who reaches back to pull others up essentially breaking the proverbial glass ceiling that has held so many women back.
Helane Morrison is one such woman, and Hall Capital, one of the largest and most successful money managers in the Bay area has benefited from its partnership with her.
Helane is a Managing Director, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC. Before joining the firm, Morrison headed the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1999 to 2007. Prior to that, she practiced law at the San Francisco firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin from 1986 to 1996. Her elevation to partner with the law firm came in 1991. Obviously, she is a woman who wears and has worn many hats; her list of accomplishments is endless, but it’s what she’s doing today at Hall Capital that is noteworthy.
Morrison has brought to Hall Capital a newer and more polished image to its efforts to bring diversity to the workplace. At the firm’s helm are three dynamic women: Helane Morrison, Kathryn Hall, and Sarah Stein. Even though strong returns are at the heart of the firm’s success, it is its focus on diversity in gender, education, and background that is essential to what the firm and these ladies do best: make money for all clients. Whether it’s the late financier Warren Hellman or any other of the wealthy in the Bay Area these ladies manage their customer’s wealth well. Morrison believes that, “When you see the CEO is a woman and there are other women at high levels, it’s very attractive for woman to come here,” whether they come as investors or applicants for a job, they are comfortable in this place.
When you have diversity at the top, you will find that it attracts the brightest and the best. Hall Capital’s efforts to foster a culture of integrity through its emphasis on diversity has learned this lesson. To connect with Morrison, check out her Crunchbase and stay tuned for the latest news about her efforts for women in the workplace.
A woman like Helane Morrison will only attract women like herself. A woman of intelligence, integrity, and stellar achievements, she has proven that a virtuous woman when she is found is worth far more than rubies. What every business needs is a good woman.