Monday, December 27, 2010

She’s so very… Focused on the Big Picture

I’m a member of the Elizabeth Warren fan club. It started with her first appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart almost two years ago and was recently fueled by an article about her in the January 2011 issue of Vogue. Warren, who serves as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is a 61-year-old woman I can really admire. She’s super intelligent and passionate, but has a down-to-earth sense of purpose and sense of humor. When she talks big finance, I understand what she’s saying. How could I not love someone who is determined to change the crooked ways of the credit card industry?

During Ms. Warren’s most recent guest appearance on the Daily Show in January 2010, she spoke passionately about the need for government reform. Stewart responded, “When you say it like that, when you look at me like that—and I know your husband is backstage—but I still want to make out with you.” I’d love to change her hairdo, but her energy and enthusiasm for what she believes is incredibly appealing. In fact, I think the E & E (energy and enthusiasm) factor makes her appear 10 years younger than her 61 years.

To read the Vogue article about Warren, click on the Vogue website. Or watch the video clip of her interview with Stewart at the Daily Show website.