Rona Borre and Her Impact on Business

Rona Borre is a Chicago, IL owner of one of the fastest growing staffing businesses in the country called Instant Alliance. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Borre went right to work for a large, global staffing firm where she set all kinds of records in sales to heights the company had never seen.

Then she decided to start her own staffing company from the spare bedroom of her Chicago condominium. Soon she had an office in downtown Chicago where she now dominates the staffing scene, placing mostly technological and financial professionals. Catering mostly to Fortune 500 companies, but sprinkling in mid-sized and smaller companies.  Useful link on

Rona Borre has seen from the beginning that many of the larger staffing and hiring firms miss a major piece of the pie. It is all about the relationship that is formed between the client company and the recruiter, claims Borre. She and her professional staff cement that relationship very tightly and getting to know the leaders of the client is imperative. They want to know what kind of recruit will fit the culture and objectives of the client. Then they break down all the doors to find that person.  Click on and watch Borre’s talk.

It must work. Borre’s Instant alliance shows a turnover rate of only 1% since the beginning of Instant Alliance.

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Helane Morrison’s Legacy in the Legal Sector

Helane Morrison is a trusted attorney who has been focused on making sure that companies comply with securities laws. She has served organizations such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Hall Capital Partners, which has is based in San Francisco and is dedicated to ensuring compliance in the corporate world. She studied at the Northwestern University and the University of California where she majored in journalism and law respectively. Helane was awarded a Juris Doctor in 1984. During her years at the California Law School, she was appointed editor-in-chief of the California Law Review. In 1987, she got the membership of the State Bar of California.


Morrison started her practice in 1984 by working as a court clerk before joining the private sector in 1986. Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkina law firm hired her as an attorney in 1986 and made her partner in 1991. The law company is based in San Francisco. The responsibilities that she was offered include giving legal guidance during corporate investigations, SEC-related litigations, business lawsuits, and a broad array of securities issues. She also served as an arbitrator during negotiations between stock traders and their clients.


Helane left Howard, in 1996 and joined the SEC. She is a determined and hardworking person hence she was offered lead positions at the commission. Morrison started by serving the organization as a director of enforcement programs at the San Francisco District. She led several investigations that unearthed fraudulent undertakings in companies such as Hewlett-Packard, New York’s Republic Securities, Google, Dean Witter, NextCard, Inc., and HBO.


In 1999, the SEC promoted Morrison to act as the San Francisco District’s head. She held the office until 2007 when she left for the private sector. Her office oversaw various investigations and enforcement undertakings that were happening within its jurisdiction. The chief of San Francisco heads North Nevada, Oregon, North California, Alaska, Washington, and Montana. She was supervised by the Pacific Region office, which is based in Los Angeles.


Helana Morrison has achieved a lot in her legal profession. She is currently the MD of Hall Capital Partners. Only a few women have managed to be appointed as SEC chiefs, and they include Mary Keefe, Carmen Lawrence, and Valerie Capron. Her performance at the SEC was outstanding. She ensured that the public got sufficient information on securities laws. Morrison also acted on behalf of the SEC in financial groups, legal matters, business transactions, and in government organizations.

Malini Saba: Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Mother

The commodities market is something that is difficult for someone to break into, but for people like Malini Saba, she worked very diligently to make sure that herself, and her child, would both have a successful life to live. She started out in business when she was much younger, and much poorer. She chose to fight for a path for business, and her investments. In a world of commodities markets with things such as mainstays such as rice, she has proven a name for herself, and she makes sure that she still has time for her daughter. She takes her daughter to school every day, and she goes back 3 in the afternoon to pick her up. She makes it so that her whole world can still be professional, but her main focus is still that of her child. She has a personal belief that no meeting should take longer than 45 minutes, because she feels that it is a great need to prioritize her time.


These are the reasons why I find Malini Saba so inspirational. Here is a woman who is doing what everyone else wants to do, but she is doing it with the social handicaps that have been put upon her. In an interview with Ideamensch she describes a time when she lost a lot of money due to a bad business deal and the consequences, “Get up brush off and carry on. That is what differentiates success from failure. Having said that, Failure is not a bad thing, its [sic] an experience that eventually can make you more successful if you learn from it.” She is dealing in a country where the rights of women are still not anywhere equal to those of men, and she is still successful at it.


Also, Malini Saba should be applauded for her charity work. Back in 2005, she donated one million dollars to start the first heart research center for South Asians at Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. Also, she pledged 10 million dollars to help the relief after the 2004 Tsunami that devastated the coastlines in Asia.