“My mother was my inspiration,” says Voss. “She was a full-time working mom.” Voss, who grew up in the US but has lived in Luxembourg since 1990, recalls that her mother worked around the clock to give her the education and opportunities to succeed in her career.
Starting out at Coopers & Lybrand (which went on to become PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in Boston, US and Luxembourg, she then spent 25 years at Franklin Templeton before retiring but continuing to hold an active number of chair positions.
“My mom was a single mother, and she gave me the template that it was possible to work and raise a family. When it came to my own daughter I was open to the possibility that I could work and my husband could help out stay at home.”
Is her mother proud of everything she’s achieved? “Absolutely,” says Voss.