In the United States of America there is a definite male gender bias. For decades men have been regarded as the only sex to hold management positions in both politics and business. This gender bias has hampered the advances of women, until now when we are seeing more competent women assuming positions of power both in politics and in the corporate world. In many places around the world women have already risen to important positions in medicine and law, but in the states it is still the bailiwick of men, the good old boys club.
One only has to examine the American economy to see the shortfall of male dominated business acumen. America, once the greatest producer of commercial goods, has fallen to a low level amongst other industrialized nations. It may be that the country, as a whole, put the reins of the economy in the wrong hands. Who, after all, has control of the family. While dad used to be the sole provider for the family; the woman was in charge of creating harmony and happiness in the home while men usually left the running of the home to the distaff side. But the world is changing and, though there’s a long way still to go, women are being recognized as valuable and integral people in the professional world.
Helane Morrison is representing the new woman in the business world. She earned a B.S. in Journalism at Northwestern University and then completed the requirements for a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, where she was Editor-In-Chief of the California Law Review. She practiced law at the San Francisco law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin from 1986 to 1996 and she was elevated to partner in 1991, focusing on business litigation and defense of private securities actions and SEC matters.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Morrison served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun (1985-1986). From 1996-2007 she worked for the office of the Security and Exchange Commission located in San Francisco.
Helane Morrison has remained in California and is managing director, general counsel and chief compliance office for Hall Capital. She is dedicated to promoting a business culture of justice and integrity. Morrison truly represents the image of the new woman whose talents can propel her to the top of the business world.