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The Purse Podcast

93 EpisodesProduced by Jana HlistovaWebsite

We are changing the conversation for women about money and investing.We focus on how women can manage and invest their money in the public and private markets and how they are the driving force behind the change we want to see in the world.We talk to change makers, financial experts, wealth managers… read more


#50: How women take charge of their money and invest for the long-term with Heather McGregor

Professor Heather Jane McGregor, CBE is the Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business SchoolHeriot Watt University. She is a non-executive director on several boards and received the IoD Scotland Chair’s Award in 2020. She is the author of the ‘Mrs Moneypenny’ column (Financial Times 1999-2016) and presented the Superscrimpers show on Channel 4. 

An earlier career in investment banking preceded 17 years as an entrepreneur.  In 2008, she established the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which supports the careers of minority ethnic graduates. She was a founding member of the 30% Club in 2010. Heather is an alumnus of the London Business School (MBA) and the University of Hong Kong (PhD). She has an honorary degree from the University of East London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

We cover the following in this conversation:

  • Money and how women can build their net worth
  • How women can take charge of their money 
  • Heather's own strategy for investing and growing her net worth
  • Female investors
  • Funding female founders
  • ESG investing 
  • Heather shares her advice for women who may have suffered a (financial) loss and how to get back on track.


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