Gemma is the Head of Investment Strategy, a television broadcaster, board director and quantum physicist. Voted the most popular woman in finance on Twitter by AdvisorOne (follow @GCGodfrey), Gemma directs the Asset Allocation and Investment Committees of Brooks Macdonald, an investment firm managing £3.5bn across 7 offices.
Profiled by the Sunday Times on the ascent of women to the boardroom, she is on the Advisory Board of Templars, a communications consultancy.
Co-hosting flagship shows on CNBC, Gemma is a leading financial commentator across all forms of media. Previously, she was the Chairman of the Investment Committee at Credo Capital, a Fund Manager for Julius Baer and GAM and held positions at UBS and Goldman Sachs, and is a quantum physicist by background.
Phew… we have no idea how she manages to do it all, but we are thrilled she was able to share some of her “favourites” and tips for success with us.
10 Q’s with Gemma Godfrey
Describe your office style:
Executive, tailored and stylish.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Reaching a level of influence where I can make a tangible difference, directing companies to achieve their goals and inspiring women to further their careers.
What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome?
Maintaining a balance between work, rest and play.
Where do you get your inspiration?
My father set the bar high by building not just successful businesses but an outstanding reputation while doing so. In addition, my husband’s drive & astounding achievements are a daily source of inspiration.
Tips for success as a women in business:
- Follow your passion. Focus on what you are good at and enjoy doing, and then success will come more naturally.
- Dress for the job you want, not the job you have
How do you support women in business?
As role model and mentor, I enjoy nurturing the next generation of women. I’m passionate about raising the profile of women in business through my work in the media, and making topical economic and financial issues more accessible.
What’s in your purse?
Mac’s ‘Studio Fix’ powder, Manuka honey lozenges, my Kindle, flats, and a pashmina.
Best way to relieve stress:
Running, yoga, an evening at the spa with friends, and laughing with my family.
Favorite Holiday Spot:
By the coast of England – my family have a place by the sea which is one of my favourite places to relax.
What is your favorite Dress by The Fold?
The Bond Street in Sesame Suede, it’s the perfect work dress.
Follow Gemma on Twitter @GCGodfrey
The Bond Street Dress
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