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Growing in Leadership: An Audience with Jody Jonsson


7th May 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm


LICC, St Peter’s Vere St, London W1G 0DQ

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In light of government advice in relation to Covid-19, we’ve decided to cancel this event. If you have already purchased tickets, you will receive a full refund.

Whilst we believe this is the right decision, it was not an easy one to make. We are exploring ways to reschedule this event, so please do watch this space!

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What does it take to grow into a long-haul leader in the challenging contemporary finance sector, or any sector for that matter? What difference does it make to be a woman in leadership, and a person of faith at that?

Jody Jonsson chose investment because she loved the intellectual challenge, the drama of the market, and the human psychology at play. And she chose that sector precisely because the pace and content seemed sustainable for a career. During 30 years in finance, there have been counter-cultural decisions along the way about work, about family, and about what really matters in life.  She and her family have often taken roads less travelled.

She’s seen how God has used challenging circumstances to make her a more effective leader, better able to model Christian vulnerability and transparency, and better able to serve her clients and colleagues.

Jody was less driven by great ambition than by the desire to do a good job. Nor did she aspire to become a role model for women. But the fact that few women reach the very top of such companies has compelled her to think about what’s important to pass on to the next generation of working women – and men.

Join her, as she speaks to LICC Director Mark Greene, and then in open forum.

Jody Jonsson is a Partner, Portfolio Manager and a member of the Management Committee of The Capital Group Companies. Capital manages $2 trillion in equity and fixed-income assets worldwide.  She is President of New Perspective Fund, a $100 billion global equity strategy.

With an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Princeton, she joined Capital in 1990 and has worked in San Francisco, Geneva, London and Los Angeles. She is on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and the boards of the American Enterprise Institute and Alpha USA.

During her time in London, she was involved at HTB and has spoken at the HTB Leadership Conference. Married with three grown children, she is also an avid private pilot.