2021 Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards Shortlist Revealed

The Women n Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards is proud to present the 2021 shortlist for the inaugural awards! 

The 18 winners will be announced virtually during the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Series on 13th October 2021, a live stream experience designed to support women in GRC industries, champion their allies and inspire the next generation of female GRC leaders.

The awards will showcase the business role models, advocates and mentors, as well as the inspirational women leading GRC organisations and those ascending to new heights. More than just an awards ceremony, the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Series is a year-round community-focused programme to celebrate the women who are changing the face of business across the United Kingdom.

The mission

Women in the corporate world face various obstacles, from receiving less salary for the same work done by their male counterparts to having fewer opportunities for promotions. Additionally. women in business are less likely to secure the funding they need to run their business, despite proving greater returns than male-led startups. Unfortunately, this has only been exacerbated by COVID-19 and the rise of hybrid working. Given that we could see a disproportionate number of men returning to the office as women combine remote working with childcare, there is a real risk of increased gender bias in decision-making on development and promotion opportunities.

This is why the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Series was launched on International Women’s Day 2021. Brought to you from the team behind GRC World Forums.the Women in governance, Risk and Compliance Series, is on a mission to bring together the great and the good of female GRC business leaders and their advocates to champion, celebrate and support the amazing women across the globe who are changing the way that we live and work.

The Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Series is proudly supported by OneTrust GRC, Relativity Trace, Camms, Protiviti, Origami Risk, Marks Sattin, Diligent and Fenergo.

United by purpose: The categories and judges

The esteemed judges of the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards include some of the foremost GRC leaders. The 2021 awards programme is judged by Lindsay Law, Head of Audit at NatWest, Sharon Moore MBE CTO for Public Sector at IBM UK, Giorgia Vulcano, EU Privacy Counsel at Coca Cola Company, Lopa Patel MBE, Chair of Diversity UK, among a range of others. 

Each judge brings with them an array of experience across the categories and special recognition awards. 

View the full shortlist here

Encompassing an awards programme, a forum and a series of webinar sessions, the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Series’ mission is to provide a platform to recognise, celebrate and support women across GRC industries business, champion their peers and advocates, and help foster the next generation of female leaders.

Focusing on the key areas of leadership, the role of HR in business and personal career progression, the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Forum will provide a platform to challenge the status quo, support the next generation of female leaders and pave the way to change on 13th October 2021 in a series of online sessions. 

You can register your attendance for the forum here.

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