32 Empowering Abigail Johnson Quotes [2022]

32 Empowering Abigail Johnson Quotes [2022]

Abigail Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman.

Since 2014, Abigail Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity Investments and chairman of its international sister Fidelity International.

She has served as a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation and as a board of directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and MIT. She is the first and only woman to serve on the board of the Financial Services Forum.

We've put together an incredible collection of Abigal Johnson quotes to read.

Here they are:

32 Empowering Abigail Johnson Quotes [2022]

List of Inspiring Abigail Johnson Quotes

Every day, you have to get up with new energy and new ideas to contribute to pushing the organization forward.


At the end of the day, you know yourself best.


Across the board, women are unhappy with our industry.


Lots of people will give you advice… and depending upon how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid.


“Even a small reduction in errors and rework can have a significant impact.” Abigail Johnson


”A relentless focus on continuing to try to improve everything you do.”


“We set up a small bitcoin and ethereum mining operation… that miraculously now is actually making a lot of money.”


“Don’t doubt yourself. Keep at it. Stay looking ahead, stay committed and stay true to yourself.”


I demand pretty aggressive goal setting and a commitment to measured progress towards those goals because I don’t like surprises. I don’t even like good surprises.


Lots of people will give you advice… and depending upon how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid.


When things are not going the way they need to go, there’s a time when one has to step up to set the organization back on the right direction.


Lots of people will give you advice… and depending upon how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid.


I demand pretty aggressive goal setting and a commitment to measured progress towards those goals because I don’t like surprises. I don’t even like good surprises.


Every day, you get up and the world is changing; your customers are expecting more from you. Your competitors are putting pressure on you by doing more and trying to beat you here and beat you there.


Even a small reduction in errors and rework can have a significant impact.


I’m a believer. I’m one of the few standing before you today from a large financial services company that has not given up on digital currencies.


I love this stuff – bitcoin, ethereum, block chain technology – and what the future holds.


Change is something that is expected and, therefore, not resisted.


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.


Sometimes you can gradually improve things. But sometimes, they don’t work, and you’ve just got to just say: Let’s grind this baby to a halt.


On career and family – Trust your instincts.


Independent thinking is one of the things most valued in an investment professional.


“I demand pretty aggressive goal setting and a commitment to measured progress towards those goals because I don’t like surprises. I don’t even like good surprises.”


I knew that I wanted to have a family but I knew that I wanted a career. I wanted it to be exciting, fast paced and challenging and something that would last for decades.”


“Investment management is an excellent career for women because it is based on your intellectual capability, your ability to do analyses, your results are very quantifiable and nobody can take those results away from you. They are yours.”


“Independent thinking is one of the things most valued in an investment professional.”


“I am in a traditional financial services business – but we at Fidelity can see that the evolution of technology is setting our industry up for disruption. What if this technology could do for the transfer of value what the Internet did for the transfer of information?”


“The answer and the right answer for you and your organization might not be something that has been done before.”


There’s a time that may come in an organization where leading by influence is not enough. When things are not going the way they need to go, there’s a time when one has to step up… to set the organization back on the right direction.


Never trust a decision you don’t want your mother to know about. How’s that for a brilliant insight?


If I have this child? Why wasn’t it obvious to me that I already had a child, who was growing inside of me? Once you are pregnant, there is no if. That child, though tiny and in an early stage of development, already exists!


No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done. Every day, you get up and the world is changing; your customers are expecting more from you. Your competitors are putting pressure on you by doing more and trying to beat you here and beat you there.

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