2021 Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards winners revealed

We are delighted to reveal the full list of winners for the inaugural Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards.  

Across 17 categories, including GRC Rising Star Award, Head of Legal, Chief Privacy Officer and GRC Role Model, the winners were announced as the first ever award ceremony took place virtually on October 13th 2021. 

Launched by the GRC World Forums team, the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards – part of the wider Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Series – has been designed to honour the women demonstrating excellence across GRC sectors and celebrate the organisationsalready showing leadership in gender equality in the industry.  

The winners were determined by a panel of industry experts, including senior representatives from Coca Cola Company, NatWest, IBM UK, DMA, OneTrust, Chartered Institute of Information Security, and many more. 

You can view the full list of winners below: 

CEO of the Year 

Julie Gaiaschi, ThirdParty Risk Association 

CISO of the Year 

Mel Migriño, Meralco 

Chief Risk Officerof the Year 

Yvonne Palm, African Reinsurance Corporation 

Chief PrivacyOfficer of the Year 

Jennifer Ma, Hootsuite 

Chief TechnologyOfficer of the Year

Helen Johnson, DataDynamics, Inc. 

Chief Compliance Officer of the Year 

Heather McKee, Gamesys Group Plc 

ESG Officer of the Year 

Kirsty Green-Mann, Burges Salmon LLP 

Head of Governance of the Year 

Funmi Dele-Giwa, MFS Africa 

Head of Financial Crime of the Year 

Sujata Dasgupta, TataConsultancy Services Ltd 

Head of Legal ofthe Year 

Cynthia Kapoor, Asendia UK 

GRC Ambassador of the Year 

Christina Stevenson, CyberCX 

GRC Role Model of the Year 

Tayo Oyinlola, Weir Group 

GRC Innovator of the Year

Joanne Smith, TCC Group 

GRC Team of the Year

National Lottery Heritage Fund 

GRC Rising Star of the Year

Kriti Trehan, Netflix 

GRC Graduate of the Year

Ruth Bayley, SureCloud 

GRC Woman of the Year 

Adela Szakola, Bank of New York Mellon   

On behalf of the whole team, we want to thank each one of you for your involvement in the 2021 Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards, whether you’re a judge, a partner or one of the 400+ applicants. 

It’s been an amazing year, and we can’t wait to press on with our mission to continue to champion the amazing women across the globe in 2022! 

Youcan register your interest for the 2022 programme here.

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