How do you have lunch with Superwoman? Helena Morrissey has a full-time job running Legal & General’s personal investing business, spearheads a high-profile diversity campaign, sits on the board of Eton and, oh yes, has nine children between the ages of nine and 26. She served as chief executive of Newton Investment Management for 15 years, cranked out a book called A Good Time to be a Girl during her leave between positions, and last year was made a dame of the British empire. And despite all those natural births, and recently becoming a grandmother, the 52-year-old is stick-thin, elegant and wearing cute pumps with gold heels that are to die for. It’s all very exhausting to think about. I find two kids, a job and a dog more than enough to handle. Arriving at the lunch, I wondered whether I would be intimidated, even faintly resentful of Morrissey as one of those miracle women who makes life hard for the rest of us by making it look so easy to have it all. Indeed, when the waitress...

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