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Whitney shared business career insights

Celebrated businesswoman Meredith Whitney reflected on turning points in her career when she spoke at a Seaside Chat organised by Bermuda's 100 Women in Finance group.

Ms Whitney in 2006 successfully predicted the US mortgage crisis and difficulties that befell major banks, including Citigroup.

Members of the 100 Women in Finance heard that well-timed analysis can rocket you to the top as Ms Whitney anecdotally recalled career-defining moments during the Seaside Chat, moderated by Fiona Luck, a former insurance executive and recent appointee to Lloyd's Franchise Board.

Ms Whitney 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, welcomed professionals from Bermuda's finance, reinsurance and financial services communities to Bermuda's National Gallery.

Attendees gained 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.

Alison Morrison, managing director of Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) and chairwoman of 100 Women in Finance in Bermuda, said: “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.”

Sean Moran, head of business development at the BDA, said: “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.”

Seaside chat: Alison Morrison, left, managing director of Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) and chairwoman of 100 Women in Finance in Bermuda, with Fiona Luck, Meredith Whitney, and Sean Moran (Photograph supplied)

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Published February 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm (Updated February 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm)

Whitney shared business career insights

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