Helane L. Morrison is well known in business and investment circles in the San Francisco Bay area for several reasons. The first reason is the time she spent with the Security and Exchange Commission. Helane was the regional director of SEC for seven years. During that time, she regulated and enforced the laws that made corporations conform to the principals that keep our capitalistic society running smoothly.
It wasn’t easy work, but Morrison excelled at the job. Her background as a litigation lawyer gave her some of the tools she needed to deal with companies and people that wanted to test the system. Helane got plenty of legal experience while she was a working partner in the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, law firm in San Francisco.
Litigating and enforcing are not Morrison’s only specialties. She is involved in the fight for gender equality in the workplace. Morrison has shown the world that a woman can manage a large corporation. As the current General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Managing Director of Hall Capital Partners LLC, Morrison wears a number of corporate hats. One of them is overseeing the $24 billion in assets under management by Hall Capital Partners. Hall Capital Partners is one of the top investment firms on the West Coast thanks to Morrison and CEO Kathryn Hall and the investment managers that work with them. That team is a diverse mix of men and women that work side-by-side as equals.
But even though Morrison has made it to the top of the corporate food chain, other women are still being tossed aside not for lack of ability, but because they are women. The men that run Corporate America say they want gender equality, but very few companies’ practice what they preach. Morrison wants to change that behavior. Recent studies show that women are passed over when they reach a certain level in many corporations because the male managers put up roadblocks that make it almost impossible for women to reach a senior position.
Helane is not afraid to tackle the task of waking up corporate leaders when it comes to recognizing and promoting capable women. Women have the intelligence, the desire and the ability to manage corporation as good as or better than the men that currently sit in the big offices. Morrison said it was time to break the glass ceiling in an article published by BizJournals.com, and she has all tools she needs to do just that.
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FreedomPop is getting into the holiday spirit this November as the company is launching a pair of popular phones for sale at majorly discounted rates. FreedomPop was established in L.A. back in 2012 and since then the MVNO has been steadily growing into one of the powerhouses in its own demographic. For years FreedomPop has opted to shy away from selling hardware, but this November phone sale will lead the charge in what appears to be a massively evolving mindset for the FreedomPop corporation.
Coming in November CEO Stephen Stokols has announced that FreedomPop will be selling both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Motorola E at majorly discounted rates for subscribers. The Galaxy S4 will be available for $100 (regularly $450) while the Motorola E will be available for $40 (regularly #230). Both phones will come packaged with a free month of premium FreedomPop which gives customers unlimited calling and texting as well as a gigabyte of mobile data to use. After that month is run out customers will then have the option to either renew at the $5 monthly rate or opt to scale down to the basic, free, FreedomPop plan: 500 texts, 500 minutes of talk, and 500 megabytes of mobile data.
For the longest time FreedomPop has been averse to taking on any sort of hardware as they’ve primarily geared their customers toward SIM cards and ‘bring your own phone’ programs. Now, it is all too clear that FreedomPop is evolving their gameplan. The company recently scored a huge deal with popular manufactures Intel Capital in an undisclosed funding deal. Intel Capital will work in cooperation with FreedomPop to develop a WiFi first smartphone that utilizes the FreedomPop WiFi network in order to function. The phone, thus far, has rather limited details available on it but a release is aimed at some point in 2016 with a price tag around $100.
Going forward we fully expect the company to improve upon their outward expansion. Last year we saw a major push toward the United Kingdom and this coming year it is slotted in that FreedomPop is taking aim at Asia with the cooperation of the Axiata Network. Axiata Group is the biggest distributor in Asia, servicing more than 230 million customers across several of the largest countries in the region. FreedomPop received a $10 million investment from the group and they’ll use that to establish their brand over the next year.
Anyone who’s ever thought about getting the Skout application but never did should take the suggestions listed on The Nation website, which gives a short list of several applications to download. The Skout network made it onto this list, and there are several features that are highlighted about the Skout network in the article published by The Nation. Since Skout is tremendously popular among young people these days, it’s a great place for people to date and socialize, especially if they are not ones to frequent many different social media networks.
Is Skout a safe network to use? Skout is no different than any other dating or social media network out there in the fact that it’s only as safe as the users make it. If a user sees that another person is being harassed or knows of a harassment taking place on the Skout network, the harasser can be blocked, and it’s best to report the incident to Skout. Skout is a safe place because even teenagers can use the network and are protected from the rest of the population by having their own section. Skout’s administrators are always working on keeping its users as safe as possible.
What should those who are worried about safety do on the Skout network? Anyone who’s worried about their safety when using the Skout network can keep their location private if they are using Skout. By not allowing others to see their location, then no one will know exactly which city or location they are in, and this is one way to protect themselves. Another thing a person should do is to block anyone on Skout that they feel is problematic to them, and be certain to be careful when meeting someone in person who was originally found on the Skout network.
How is Skout different from other dating sites? The reason why Skout is different from many different dating sites is because it’s not focused on only one type of dating. Some dating sites are based on international dating, elderly dating, youthful dating, or even local dating. The Skout network allows people to date as they please, which can be international, local, and those of any age group outside of teenagers can date one another on the Skout network. Since Skout allows people to be completely free when dating on the network, it’s brought in more members to the network.
What kind of fun things can people do on Skout? Those who go to Skout looking for fun will be pleased to know that there are several things they can do to enjoy themselves on the network. Besides chatting with a stranger that is unknown, a person can use the shake to chat feature, which can give them a multitude of national and international people to talk to. Shaking the phone is all that’s required to get a new person to chat to. Skout also has greetings that can be sent, virtual gifts, virtual traveling, and a lot more.
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