Some of Angola’s greatest strengths are that it is rich in minerals and has many entrepreneurial people. It’s undergoing a large transformation for the better, something that is well understood by entrepreneur Isabel dos Santos. She is a philanthropist who focuses on education, technological innovation, and health-related issues. She has helped the Angolan people throughout her career and is more focused on doing so than ever before in recent years.
Isabel dos Santos has worked to make sure that Angolan women are provided an even playing field when it comes to developing their careers. She also works to make sure children are educated so they can take part in the global economy. While Angola has its strengths, it also has its challenges. It is a patriarchal society where women are given roles at home while men are their family’s sole source of income in many cases.
She grew into a strong and confident woman despite growing up in this type of society. What helped was that she earned her later education in the United Kingdom where, at an all-girls school, she was taught business skills. Ever since returning to Angola, she has been launching initiatives meant to empower women and elevate them to being equal members of society. She says that the Angolan people are her nation’s greatest strength and this includes women.
She has managed several national and international firms during her 20 plus year career. Some of the companies she has been an executive at include Zap, Candando, Unitel, Efacec, and Sodiba. Isabel dos Santos says that how large corporations act greatly impacts everyone in society, for better or worse.
She has been a role model for Angolan women who want to become entrepreneurs themselves. She advises them to identify their passions and pursue them. Isabel dos Santos says that one of the best ways to uplift women is to build projects in local communities. She has started many such projects in Angola, including a strawberry field where women work in Huila. Women working in this field earn an income by selling what they produce to local markets.
A nova vida de Isabel dos Santos na Unitel
Poppy Angeloff is a trendsetter as she wears and collects fine jewels. On the other hand, Poppy Angeloff is an imaginary female that came from the mind of Doe Deere. Doe Deere’s new line of jewelry products is known as Poppy Angeloff, and it’s taking over the market. This particular company/brand operates in an ethical environment, is cruelty-free and uses the finest materials to meet its goal. Deere is on the fast track to building her very own empire in a sense thanks to her ingenuity. This new project, which was started back in 2018, is fully supported by her sister and husband. As ambitious as Deere truly is, she still had her doubts before launching this business. “I’ve spent months doing my due diligence in jewelry design as well as jewelry making,” said Deere. This woman has never been the type to cut corners. Over 10 years ago, Deere launched Lime Crime cosmetics, and it was her first time dealing on a personal level with the beauty industry.
Deere moved to the US when she was only 17 years old. She resided in New York City for close to a decade as she found herself playing in a local band as well as studying at FIT. Deere would meet her soon-to-be husband in the same band that she participated in. This strong bond among the two have extended to present day. Lime Crime blew up with success immediately upon release. This line of cosmetics used the brightest and most intense colors. This love of vivid colors has carried over from Deere’s childhood in Russia as she would dress-up in the brightest of hues.
Deere is looking to implement these colors into her pieces of jewelry. Poppy Angeloff is looking to set new trends in jewelry manufacturing, but it all depends on how high Doe Deere raises the bar.
Financial entities are getting more liberal in their view towards risk. Meanwhile, they are making the job description of the chief risk officers better defined. The risk officers are no longer confined to offering technical expertise; they are now accountable for leading business strategy, and general management. In the old days, risk compliance was a reserve of insurance companies, but more and more all other financial institutions are building in-house teams with the task of optimizing risk, identify threats and driving internal decision making.
The Role of CROs
The primary responsibility of CROs is to evaluate the Market and Credit risks facing the organization. Alongside risk compliance officers, CROs are also accountable for managing conduct and compliance risk. The mandate also includes giving their strategic view to boards of directors. This visibility has given CROs increased respect from top to mid-level managers.
Who is Helane Morrison?
A major player in risk compliance and management is Hall Capital. Helane Morrison Hackronym, the MD General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer and a member of the executive committee, is a respected name in the compliance industry. She is a rarity in that she is one of the three women in top leadership positions in a major corporation. Being at the forefront of ensuring diversity in gender, education, and background, the Bay Area stationed Hall Capital is appealing to a public thirsty for more diversity in leadership ranks.
Morrison team works to augment the status of Hall Capital as an industry leader in risk and compliance. Her current focus is on the emerging brokerage services that are sprouting up online. Her team provides risk and process information to investors that work with these, mainly local, firms.
Such diverse relationships and interactions by the risk officers require superior leadership skills. For example, confidential discussions with remuneration teams on compliance by top managers need to be sensitively handled. In the past, the job of risk officer would typically be given to former regulators but with time there was the realization that these former regulators, while good at what they do, often lacked the skills to manage internal stakeholders. That has led the roles to evolve with a more defined path for the risk officer emerging. And while the CRO role is still rare in the financial industry, it will only continue to grow in numbers and visibility. This change is evidenced by the changing reporting lines where the CROs now report directly to the CEO and in many cases have a slot to interact with the Board of Directors.