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Helane Morrison: Justice is Greater than Money

At a time when public trust in American institutions such as Wall Street, the government, and the financial sector has been eroded by misdeeds, the Great Recession and stories of fraud and mismanagement it can be hard to imagine that there is anyone still fighting to make things better.

Yet that bad news is only part of the story. There are still people who believe that the system can be made better, that average Americans who are forced to rely on Wall Street and the banks for their financial livelihood can still arrange a better life for themselves.

Helane Morrison is one of those people. I was reading about her on Project Eve, and felt compelled by her story.

She was born in Brooklyn and studied Journalism at Northwestern University in Illinois. Then she studied Law at the University of California Berkeley and used her journalism background while working as the Editor in Chief of the University’s law review. After receiving her Juris Doctor degree and passing the bar exam, Helane Morrison became a law clerk for the 7th circuit US Court of Appeals and later Supreme Court Justice Harry A Blackmun. Under his tutelage, she learned the value of fighting for justice against all odds.

Since then, she has worked to level the playing field in all the fields that she has entered. Morrison has fought against corruption and mismanagement of private securities in both the private sector and as the Security and Exchange Commission Head of Commission and Regional Director overseeing Northern California and five other states.

Through all her dealings with various corporate, government, and legal agencies, Morrison has never forgotten her common sense. One of her famous quotes, “Metropolitan essentially bought real estate from itself, creating fictitious profits” summarizes many of the unethical dealings she has fought against during her career, dealings which should have been obviously wrong but went unchecked.

Now she has brought her fighting spirit and courage of conviction to the pioneering company Hall Capital, which seeks to level the playing field by encouraging an open concept, team spirited approach to securities and investing. She also works on the Hedge Fund advisory board, ensuring that all hedge fund managers share the same obligations to transparency as any other investment manager. In doing so, she seeks to ensure that justice is served for all, a spirit we need more of in tough economic times.

See Helane’s LinkedIn to learn more about her career and life.

YouTube Has Created A New Type Of Celebrity

Celebrities have existed in our world before electricity was even a thought. Royal families where the first celebrities people had, even when theater was widely popular in the early centuries royalty often out shined the actors themselves. Theater soon evolved into TV shows and movies. Music stars began gaining in popularity after the radio became a universal tool in every household and vehicle. Talented singers, actors and actresses littered advertisements, billboards and filled our homes when talk shows and late night shows where born.

Vlogging, or video blogging, sparked soon after YouTube took off and allowed users to upload their own videos. A new type of fame, ‘internet fame’, took hold of the younger generation and gave birth to many new faces that soon found themselves in a sea of online fans. Many famous YouTubers have videos revolving around comedy, much like actors, they engage their audience with their charisma and ability to make their audience laugh. Other vloggers use their channels to help people in certain areas like gaming tips, hair and make-up tutorials, crafts and art. These talented individuals never necessarily expected to become famous, but their helpful tips and tricks continued to draw crowds and lifted them into internet fame.

Wendy Huang, a famous YouTuber from Australia has coveted a large following from around the world and it all started four years ago. Wengie had been working at a digital marketing and media firm where she helped businesses with their blogs and social media. She insisted companies start their own blogs so she decided to take her own advice and start a small make-up and beauty blog. This spiraled into a widely trafficked beauty blog called ‘The Wonderful World of Wengie’ and is Australia’s number one Asian beauty channel.

Wengie’s love of make-up and fashion started at an early age and with no help from anyone around her she began reading magazines and teaching herself about make-up and fashion. From then she went on to message boards and forums, looking for make up tips for Asian women. Because of the lack of advertisement in America and Australia for Asian make-up and beauty, Wengie has taken it upon herself to be the help young Asian girls and women are looking for.

Majeed Ekbal, The Top Business Mogul of Chicago

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. The city’s current mayor is Rohm Emanuel. It is home to over 57 companies that have featured in the Fortune top 1000 companies’ journal. The city has a diverse group of industries and business. Chicago is an important finance center of the world. It’s home to the largest future exchanges it the world. Chicago has well-developed infrastructure that is essential to advancing its commerce industry. Besides it has many experienced business leaders that have great skill in entrepreneur industry.
Majeed is one of the best leaders in Chicago business. Chicago business leaders are among the top investors in the United States. The city is home to the expanding investment bank industry and hedge fund management firms. The business leaders of Chicago have played an enormous role in ensuring that the town of Chicago remains investment centered. Chicago is among the top cities in America that harbor new business ideas year. Many of this business grow to form part of the large business that is crucial to economic growth. The city has various organizations that support small business and nature young entrepreneurs to develop. The city politics is also business favorable. Majeed is one of those talented minds that are making Chicago great. He has used his expertise to shape and comprehend successful marketing strategies.
Chicago business leaders feature in almost every award that recognizes entrepreneur skills. The city has several women leading great companies that have made significant steps in advancing the entrepreneur industry. Chicago ranked among the top metropolitan cities in the US with expanded corporate facilities. Many facilities including the famous Chicago University, health care and banking institution contribute largely to the wider Chicago economy. The success of the Chicago is widely attributed to its experienced entrepreneurs. The city has top performers in the industry and leading investment network. Chicagoan business leaders continue to excel due to the favorable environment provided by the city to its businesses.
Majeed is a senior business executive from Chicago’s Illinois. He has specialized in marketing and business industry. Majeed is a leader and professional. He is a reformer and an innovator. He has vast knowledge in digital marketing, healthcare marketing, social media platform marketing e-commerce and many others. He is excellent planner and very keen to implement his plans to a resourceful success. Being among the top city leaders is an attribute of his hard work and wise decisions that influence business future positively.