Columnist

Shirley Leung

Shirley Leung is a columnist writing on everything from the intersection of business and politics to gender issues in the workplace. She is also a WGBH contributor to “Boston Public Radio” and “Greater Boston,” as well as a regular guest on New England Cable News.

She was a finalist in 2015 and 2017 for the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary.

Previously, Leung was the Globe’s business editor, where she oversaw its award-winning coverage of the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to the Globe, Leung was a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Princeton University, Leung started her career at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun.

She is a working mom of two and lives in Milton with her husband who is also a journalist.

Latest stories

Shirley Leung

Here are three things Boston needs to do now to land Amazon

By , Globe Columnist

Politicians at the state and city level need to cooperate. Ditto for developers. And we need to get creative with financial incentives.

Shirley Leung

Issues at GE won’t leave Boston shuddering

By , Globe Columnist

Even if General Electric splits into smaller companies and moves out of Boston, the biggest casualty would be our ego, not our pocket books.

Who will benefit from the GOP tax plan? Big companies like General Electric and State Street

By , Globe Staff

Polls show the tax cuts are unpopular, but many local companies are on board because they’ll see sharply lower tax rates.

Shirley Leung

On gender equality, State Street walks the walk

By , Globe Columnist

The Boston company behind the “Fearless Girl” statue is taking serious steps to hire and promote more women.