“Every day you have to get up with new energy and new ideas to contribute to pushing the organization forward,” ~ Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity Investments
Summary: Abigail “Abby” Johnson is has been the president and chief executive officer of US investment firm, Fidelity Investments and chairwoman of its international sister company Fidelity International since 2014. Abigail Johnson is the First and only Woman to serve on the Board of the Financial Services Forum. In November 2016, Johnson was named chairman and remained CEO and president, giving her full control of Fidelity with 45,000 employees worldwide. Johnson’s wealth is approximately $14 billion making her one of the world’s wealthiest women. Abigial Johnson graduated from Hobart and William Smith University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. She completed her MBA at Harvard Business School and joined Fidelity, which her grandfather Edward Johnson II founded in 1946 — as an analyst and portfolio manager in 1988. In 2016, “Forbes” ranked her as the 16th Most Powerful Woman in the World.
Company: Fidelity Investments
Net worth: 15.3 billion USD (2017)
Q: Your father, who is consistently cited as a creative business thinker, instilled a curiosity and commitment to innovation in you early on? on Forbes.com
A: I can only aspire to be as creative as [my father has] been in his career. But that was always an influence on me: Don’t assume that the answers are out there in the form of somebody else already doing something. Sometimes they are. But you have to think beyond that. You have to think that the answer and the right answer for you and your organization might not be something that’s been done before. And it’s up to you to discover and work with your team to form and figure out how to do successfully.