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Timing is Everything: Meredith Whitney shares her career insight

February 15, 2018

Well-timed analysis can rocket you to the top. Bermuda’s 100 Women in Finance membership leaned in as Whitney anecdotally recalled career-defining moments that shot her to star analyst status before the global financial crisis.

During the Seaside Chat, moderated by Fiona Luck, former insurance executive and recent appointee to Lloyd’s Franchise Board, Whitney reflected on her career triumphs as the analyst who, in 2006, predicted a US mortgage crisis. She also shared her perspective on how hard work and resilience can propel professionals to success.

The education event and networking reception, jointly sponsored by Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd. and Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), welcomed professionals from Bermuda’s finance, reinsurance and financial services communities to Bermuda’s National Gallery. Attendees gained incredible insight into what Whitney and Luck consider essential for women to achieve their professional goals. The Bermuda event celebrated 100 Women in Finance’s milestone of 800 education events globally.

“We were honoured to be able to welcome Meredith Whitney. She and Fiona Luck shared terrific insight with our members, and their message of determination and following instinct inspired our audience,” said Alison Morrison, Managing Director of Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd. and Chair of 100 Women in Finance in Bermuda. Sean Moran, Head of Business Development, BDA, commented, “We were excited to be part of this event. The BDA is keen to highlight female leadership in our market and internationally, and we look forward to another opportunity to network with 100WF’s membership.”