Beginning at Northwestern with a Journalism degree, she soon after got her Juris Doctor at University of California Berkeley and worked with famed liberal human rights Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. This helped spur her love for justice and desire to grant equality for those without a voice. She worked in business law for many years with a focus on fighting internal corruption and was appalled by the financial crisis of 2009 when the corruption of banks and the economic sector became transparent for all to see.
Her desire to fight the corruption that was now plainly obvious to the world never faltered. Helane became the first female SEC head of enforcement after an impressive run combating corrupt CEO’s that many were afraid to touch. In this capacity, she helped bring many business leaders with underhanded dealings to justice.
A new cause for Morrison is equality in the financial sector. While equal amounts of men and women are interested in business, once in the workplace there is segregation between them and women do not have the same opportunities. Morrison joined Hall Capital, an entirely female-run investment advisory in the Bay area and also the most successful, which attempts to change the business workplace culture and making it more inclusive.
With someone like Morrison out there, the average investor can feel more confident that the bad guys are brought to justice and that the everyday person won’t be taken advantage of. In the financial climate post-2009, this is clearly important. The wounds of such a betrayal of the American people have not truly healed, with many Americans still viewing financial institutions with contempt and distrust.
Hopefully in the next few decades more corruption will be uncovered and America will come to rights with more integrity than ever before. This seems to be the goal of people like Helane Morrison, who are trying to fight the good fight for those without a voice. It remains to be seen where Morrison will end up in her career, but you can be sure that she will focus on equality and justice as she always does.