the other interesting story is catherine coxe. she runs a business under a lot of pressure. what will her shareholders make of her winning this award? jon: business woman of the year. guy: here is a business very much under pressure. you can look at this two ways. what is she doing winning this award? or here is a woman who has navigated through some difficult phases in business and as a result needs to be applauded for that. fascinating that she has won this award at a time when the business has been under so much pressure. jon: another woman who'd navigated difficult times, carolyn mccall. easyjet stock getting punished. equity across the board is lower. i am on twitter. good luck for the rest of your day. ♪ guy: greece sends its latest imf payments. francine: sit down in sochi. john kerry is in russia for his first meeting with putin. guy: a muted outlook sends shares sharply lower. good morning. welcome to "the pulse" live in london. i'm guy johnson. francine: i'm francine lacqua.
we're joined by the winner catherine garrett cox. congratulations. does an award mean anything? do we still need business awards for women? ms. garrett-cox: we should be but i do not think we are. i was overwhelmed to be awarded last night. i think and financial services, we are sitting in london. the reality is that despite many good attempts, we are still not as far forward as we should be. i am delighted to accept this award on behalf of so many women and finance who are probably unsung heroes. guy: why do you think it was you? ms. garrett-cox: that is a great question. i am not representing the judging panel but when you think about madame clicquot, she was widowed at the age of 27 and she really embodied courage, tenacity and a desire to want to swim against the tide. perhaps -- reallyi like being against the tide. perhaps some of those characteristics are things i have embodied. francine: your business is going through a tough time. talk about the fighting spirit you need. do you do these things differently or is it no different? ms. garrett-cox:i like ultimately it should
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