Dr. Jolene Morse

Dr. Jolene Morse is a passionate risk professional who works as a Director in Financial Services Risk with Ernst and Young, sits as a non-executive director on two boards, undertakes work as a unit coordinator for a university and is also a writer.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

Jolene is a Risky Women as she is an advocate for advancing the risk profession through sharing her knowledge and collaborating with others within the industry to bring thought leadership to various forums.

Name your top 3 achievements

  1. Completing a Doctorate whilst working full time and having two children along the way.
  2. Having a paper published in a global publication.
  3. Inspiring and supporting others to stretch themselves beyond what they think they can achieve.

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

I have taken a number of steps outside of my comfort zone and I see this as my biggest risk as I wasn't sure of the outcome - however, I also believe these experiences have provided me with some of my greatest rewards.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I am a natural introvert. People assume that I am an extrovert due to the nature of what I do - but it is a conscious effort to do this.

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?

The best quality is listening - that is admitting that you can never know everything, being open to different perspectives and being respectful of business people having different motivating factors are critical to success.


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