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Recommended Event: 31/03/2022: Women Who Lead - Building Influence & Impact | Morgan Stanley

Morgan StanleyAre you ready to take your career to the next level? Building self-confidence, the importance of authenticity and developing leadership skills are just some of the topics which we will discuss at our ‘Women Who Lead | Building Influence & Impact’ event.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, join us on March 31st,  for this empowering and informative panel discussion. Here you will have the opportunity to hear from inspirational female leaders and allies from within the firm, as they share first-hand experiences and actionable advice on how you can elevate your career with influence and impact.

Hosted in partnership with Morgan Stanley’s Women’s Business Alliance, our team will address these topics, and more. They will share personal career stories and will offer insights on how you can strengthen your profile in an authentic way to make the most meaningful impact.

Don’t miss out, register today to:

  • Learn how to develop key leadership qualities, and the importance of leading with influence
  • Discover how to overcome setbacks, build self-confidence and combat imposter syndrome
  • Find out the impact you can have by being a strong ally and get a behind-the-scenes look into the unique culture at Morgan Stanley and how it empowers women to thrive both personally and professionally

Event Date: Thursday, 31st March, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM BST

Please note this event will be hosted via Zoom Webinar; attendee details will remain confidential and will not be visible to other attendees.

For questions, please email: [email protected]

Attendees will be sent the joining details by Wednesday, 30th March, via the email address indicated on your registration.

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Marie Curie featured

Inspirational Quotes: Marie Curie | Physicist, Chemist & Pioneer in the study of radiation

Marie Curie featuredMarie Curie is remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium, and her huge contribution to the fight against cancer.

After her mother died and her father could no longer support her she became a governess, reading and studying in her own time to quench her thirst for knowledge. She never lost this passion.

Her sister offered her lodgings in Paris with a view to going to university, she grasped the opportunity and moved to France in 1891.

She immediately entered Sorbonne University in Paris where she read physics and mathematics – she had naturally discovered a love of the subjects through her insatiable appetite for learning.

It was in Paris, in 1894, that she met Pierre Curie – a scientist working in the city – and who she married a year later.

The Curies became research workers at the School of Chemistry and Physics in Paris and there they began their pioneering work into invisible rays given off by uranium – a new phenomenon which had recently been discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel.

In 1903 Marie and Pierre were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with Henri Becquerel for their combined, though separate, work on radioactivity. In the same year, Marie passed her doctorate thesis in Physics.

When World War I broke out in 1914, Curie suspended her research and organized a fleet of mobile X-ray machines for doctors on the front.

After the war, she worked hard to raise money for her Radium Institute. But by 1920, she was experiencing health problems, likely because of her exposure to radioactive materials. On July 4, 1934, Curie died of aplastic anemia — a condition that occurs when bone marrow fails to produce new blood cells.

Curie was buried next to her husband in Sceaux, a commune in southern Paris. But in 1995, their remains were moved and interred in the Pantheon in Paris alongside France's greatest citizens. The Curies received another honor in 1944 when the 96th element on the periodic table of elements was discovered and named "curium."

Below, we look at some of Marie Curie's most inspirational quotes:

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."

"A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales."

"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."

"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."

"There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth."

"It is my earnest desire that some of you should carry on this scientific work and keep for your ambition the determination to make a permanent contribution to science."

"I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries."

"I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy."

"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child."

"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful."

"I am among those who think that science has great beauty."

Hedy Lamarr featured

Inspirational Quotes: Hedy Lamarr | Actress, Inventor & Film Producer

Hedy LamarrHedy Lamarr (1914-2000) was an Austrian-American actress, inventor and film producer.

She starred in 30 films during her 28 year acting career, such as Tortilla Flat, Lady of the Tropics and Boom Town and co-invented an early version of frequency-hopping spread spectrum at the begginning of World War II.

Lamarr's work on spread spectrum communications have played a vital part in our ability to have wireless communications in the present day. She developed the system with her friend, George Antheil, and it was originally designed to defeat the German Nazis by preventing enemies from decoding messages, though it became an important stepping stone in the development of further military communication technology.

Though she wasn't instantly recognised for her invention, in 1997 Lamarr and Antheil were honored with the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award, and in the same year, she became the first female to receive the BULBIE Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award - often considered the 'Oscars' of inventing.

Lamarr sadly passed away on 19th January 2000, at the age of 86.

Below, we take a look at some of Hedy Lamarr's most famous quotes

"I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails."

"Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet."

"Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15."

"I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand."

"I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it."

"I was in constant demand, in my professional life and my personal life"

"Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody."

"Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it - it's often catching."

"Hope & curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. The unknown was always so attractive to me...and still is."

"All creative people want to do the unexpected"

"If you do good, people will accuse you of being selfish, ulterior motives."

"Think Big"

"Give the world the best you’ve got. And you will get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway"

"Technology is forever"

"If I were to name my favourite past time I'd say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need people like us, more listeners and less talkers"

Inspirational Quotes: Grace Hopper | Computer Scientist & U.S. Navy Rear Admiral

Grace HopperGrace Brewster Murray Hopper (1906-1992) was a computer pioneer and naval officer who  was best known for her trailblazing contributions to computer programming, software development, and the design and implementation of programming languages. 

Hopper earned a master's degree and PhD in mathematics from Yale in 1934. She joined the Naval Reserve in 1943 as a lieutenant and was assigned to the Bureau of Ordnance’s Computation Project at Harvard University, where she worked on Mark I, the first large-scale automatic calculator and a precursor of electronic computers. She remained at Harvard as a civilian research fellow while maintaining her naval career as a reservist.

In 1949, Hopper joined the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp, where she designed an improved compiler. Her division also developed Flow-Matic, the first English-language data-processing compiler. At the age of 79, she was the oldest officer on active U.S. naval duty when she retired in 1986.

In 1962, Hopper was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, was named the first computer science Man of the Year by the Data Processing Management Association (1969), and was awarded the National Medal of Technology (1991). She was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, 24 years after her death.

Below, we take a look at some of Grace Hopper's most inspirational quotes:

"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."

"The only phrase I've ever disliked is, 'Why, we've always done it that way.' I always tell young people, 'Go ahead and do it. You can always apologize later.'"

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions."

"Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crew."

"I've always been more interested in the future than in the past."

"The glass is neither half empty nor half full. It's simply larger than it needs to be."

"If you do something once, people will call it an accident. If you do it twice, they call it a coincidence. But do it a third time and you've just proven a natural law!"

"In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn't budge a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn't be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers."

"Manage things. Lead people."

"We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question."

"If it isn't bolted down, bring it home."

"I will not take what you need to give me. I will take what you want to give me."

"To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge."

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Inspirational Quotes: Katherine Johnson | NASA Mathematician

Katherine JohnsonKatherine Johnson was an American mathematician who calculated and analysed the flight paths of many spacecraft during her more than three decades as a NASA employee.

Her calculations were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights.

Johnson's skill and intelligence with numbers became apparent when she was a young child. By the age of 10 she had started attending high school and by the age of 18 had graduated with the highest honours from West Virginia State College, earning bachelor's degrees in Maths and French.

In 1953 she was employed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, later becoming National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where she formed part of the Space Task Group. Here she calculated the flight trajectory for Alan Shepherd, the first American to go into space in 1959, as well as many other significant missions until her retirement in 1986.

Johnson has been the recipient of NASA’s Lunar Spacecraft and Operation’s Group Achievement Award and NASA’s Apollo Group Achievement Award. She received the NASA Langely Research Center Special Achievement Award in 1971, 1980, 1984, 1985 and 1986.

Below, we take a look at some of Katherine Johnson's most inspirational quotes:

"Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men."

"I don't have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. I'm as good as anybody, but no better."

"Like what you do, and then you will do your best."

"We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics."

"We needed to be assertive as women in those days - assertive and aggressive - and the degree to which we had to be that way depended on where you were. I had to be."

"I like to learn. That's an art and a science."

"In math, you’re either right or you’re wrong.”

“I counted everything. I counted the steps to the road, the steps up to church, the number of dishes and silverware I washed ... anything that could be counted, I did.”

“The women did what they were told to do. They didn’t ask questions or take the task any further. I asked questions; I wanted to know why. They got used to me asking questions and being the only woman there.”

“You are no better than anyone else, and no one is better than you.”

"Take all the courses in your curriculum. Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what you are interested in! Be curious!"

"I see a picture right now that's not parallel, so I'm going to go straighten it. Things must be in order."

"Everything was so new - the whole idea of going into space was new and daring. There were no textbooks, so we had to write them."

"Let me do it. You tell me when you want it and where you want it to land, and I'll do it backwards and tell you when to take off."

Inspirational Quotes: Ada Lovelace | Mathematician & Writer

Ada LovelaceAda lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, known for her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. 

In 1843, Ada translated and annotated an article on Babbage's analytical engine that had been written by Italian engineer Luigi Federico Menabrea for a Swiss journal. Her notes ended up being three times longer than the original article.

In her notes, Ada described how codes could be created for the device to handle letters and symbols along with numbers. She also theorized a method for the engine to repeat a series of instructions, a process known as looping that computer programs use today. Ada also offered up other forward-thinking concepts in the article. For her work, Ada is often considered to be the first computer programmer.

The early programming language Ada was named for her, and the second Tuesday in October has become Ada Lovelace Day, on which the contributions of women to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are honoured.

Below we look at some of Ada Lovelace's most inspirational quotes:

“The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be.”

“I must tell you what my opinion of my own mind and powers is exactly…I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me preeminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.”

“The intellectual, the moral, the religious seem to me all naturally bound up and interlinked together in one great and harmonious whole.”

“I am more than ever now the bride of science. Religion to me is science, and science is religion.”

“I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus… My course is so clear and obvious that it is delightful to think how straight it is.”

“There is too much tendency to making separate and independent bundles of both the physical and the moral facts of the universe. Whereas, all and everything is naturally related and interconnected.”

“I am much pleased to find how well I stand work, & how my powers of attention & continued effort increase. I am never so happy as when I am really engaged in good earnest; & it makes me most wonderfully cheery & merry at other times which is curious & very satisfactory.”

"That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show."

"I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me pre-eminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature."