The Lens on who you should listen to at big moments, company culture and challenging the status quo

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In episode nine of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Dame Helena Morrissey, DBE Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management and Kristy McKenzie, Engagement Manager at The Bakery.
Listen to the conversation on how tomato picking was Dame Helena’s first and hardest job and how her philosophy background taught her to think and sweep away challenges in her early career. She also shares how she overcame the initial negative responses to setting up the 30% Club and provides tips on how you might find out about company culture before you join.

Kristy talks about the impact a placement year had on her University success (14.23) and about the importance of listening to yourself when considering your next career move.

Together, they discuss why they both think now is ‘A Good Time to be a Girl’ (the title of Dame Helena’s book) and how they are trying to overcome the taboos around talking about money with your friends and family and share their thinking on the part financial education plays in resolving financial vulnerability. 

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