Women in GRC Awards


Women in Governance Risk & Compliance Awards



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The Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards honour female leaders and companies demonstrating excellence across GRC.

The Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards will recognise, celebrate and support women across GRC sectors, champion their peers and advocates, and help foster the next generation of GRC business leaders.


Studies show only 5% of FTSE 100 CEOs are women

Studies suggest that in 2020, only 5% of FTSE 100 CEOs are women. The FTSE 250 is even further behind, with just 2%. Furthermore, 7% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.

This is your opportunity to be at the forefront of our movement to change these statistics and be part of the debate, celebrating, championing and changing the working world for women.

We have made it our mission to create a platform for women in Governance, Risk and Compliance to be recognised, celebrated and supported by their peers, and this is your opportunity to help set the precedent and be part of the change, showing your workforce through action that equality matters.

However, this initiative is not only about supporting those already working within GRC - we are also on a mission to support the next generation of GRC leaders.

Change the world of work

Change the world of work


Champion the diverse workforce

Champion the diverse workforce


Become a thought leader

Become a thought leader


Join the debate

Join the debate


Collaborate with peers

Collaborate with peers


Support the next generation

Support the next generation


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These Awards showcase the role models, advocates and mentors, as well as the inspirational women and companies building and leading in the world of GRC.


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Frequently asked questions

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What is the entry criteria?

All entry criteria will be outlined within the category description on the entry system.

How much does it cost to enter?

Absolutely nothing!

The Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards are completely free to enter, and you're free to enter as many categories as you like!

What is the entry deadline?

Entries for 2023 are now OPEN!

The deadline is 05/12/2023

Can I save my entry?

Yes! Our entry platform allows you to save your application and come back to it before submitting.

Can I enter more than one category?

Providing you meet the criteria for each category, yes! You're free to enter as many as you like.

The easiest way to do this is to copy your first entry from the My Entries dashboard. You'll probably need to tailor your content to the new category, but it will fill most of the application for you.

What are supporting documents?

The supporting documents are not a compulsory part of the application. It won't count against you if you do not include any, but they can help to illuminate your entry.

Supporting documents could be testimonials, examples of press coverage, explainer videos, or impact reports, for example.

Can I alter my application after submitting?

Yes, you can make changes to your application after submitting right up until the entry deadline.

How are the winners chosen?

Following the shortlisting process (which is done internally by our editorial team), the successfully shortlisted applications will be handed over to our judging panel.

The Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards judging panel has supporters from multiple sectors, with each of our judges allocated to categories that match their areas of expertise.

Entries will be judged based on the answers provided within the application form, The judges will mark each question and give a rating out of 10, along with comments to justify their scoring.

As with any judging process, there is an element of subjectivity around judging, so applicants should aim to provide as much information as possible.

Judges will review applications independently.

I have some more questions...

No problem at all!

You can drop us an email at info@grcworldforums.com

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