Women in Governance Risk & Compliance Forum

 

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2021 Award Winners Revealed

 

 

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

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

The Awards will unite the whole GRC ecosystem, who make it their business to inspire females working within the sector across the globe.

Vendor Awards

  • HR Director of the Year

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    HR Director of the Year

    Studies show that around 71% of HR professionals are female, and this award will look to champion a female HR Director who has a thorough understanding of the Governance, Risk and Compliance space, and actively looks to attract women into roles.

  • Sales Director of the Year

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    Sales Director of the Year

    Sales is the lifeblood of every business; however, this is still very much a male-dominated sector, with studies showing that fewer than 1 in 5 women in sales hold leadership titles.

  • CMO of the Year

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    CMO of the Year

    Figures from Russell Reynolds Associates show that 48% of newly appointed CMOs in H1 2019 were female. However, ONS statistics show that female Marketing Directors earn 11% less on average than their male counterparts.

  • CEO of the Year

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    CEO of the Year

    According to the Catalyst, Women CEOs of the S&P 500 list from January 2021, women currently hold 30 (6.0%) of CEO positions at those S&P 500 companies.

Award Categories

  • CISO of the Year

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    CISO of the Year

    Only 13% of Fortune 500 companies currently have a woman cybersecurity leader working as CISO, CIO, or VP of Security, says the 2019 ISC2 Women in Cybersecurity….

  • Chief Risk Officer of the Year

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    Chief Risk Officer of the Year

    Research from Oliver Wyman shows that women make up 19% of risk and actuarial professionals on financial services companies’ executive committees, and there is still room for improvement…

  • Chief Privacy Officer of the Year

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    Chief Privacy Officer of the Year

    The 2015 IAPP Salary Survey shows that in privacy and data governance, women occupy similarly senior positions and earn roughly as much as men

  • Chief Technology Officer of the Year

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    Chief Technology Officer of the Year

    At present, women make up just 17% of IT specialists in the UK, and the Chief Technology Officer of the Year Award will be given to a female technology leader who is working to change these statistics and the face of this sector…

  • Chief Compliance Officer of the Year

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    Chief Compliance Officer of the Year

    2020 research from Zippia shows that in the US, the average employee age for chief compliance officers was 45 years, and the chief compliance officer workforce reached 62,404! Of these workers, the research shows that only 33.6% of them were women, while 62.0% were men…

  • ESG Officer of the Year

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    ESG Officer of the Year

    Research shows that as of 2020, the value of global assets applying environmental, social and governance data to drive investment decisions has almost doubled over four years, and more than tripled over eight years, to $40.5 trillion.

  • Head of Governance of the Year

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    Head of Governance of the Year

    Evidence suggests that gender diversity on boards of directors is of the utmost importance when it comes to corporate governance and the effectiveness of an organisation. However, increasing female representation on board has been slow…

  • Head of Financial Crime

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    Head of Financial Crime

    Fewer than a 21.9% of senior leadership roles within financial services firms were held by women in 2019, and current growth projections of 31% by 2030 are still far from parity, according to the Deloitte Insights and 100 Women in Finance report…

  • Head of Legal of the Year

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    Head of Legal of the Year

    Studies show that women make up 49% of lawyers in law firms, up by 1% since 2017. For the other staff working in law firms, women make up three quarters of the workforce (75%) with no change since 2017. The ONS Labour Market Survey shows that 47% of the UK workforce are women.

Special Recognition Awards

  • GRC Ambassador of the Year

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    GRC Ambassador of the Year

    An ambassador is defined as ‘a person who represents, speaks for, or advertises a particular organisation, group of people, activity, or brand’, and the winner of this award will do exactly that.

  • GRC Role model of the Year

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    GRC Role model of the Year

    The Role Model of the Year will be a woman who has inspired, enabled or supported other women inside or outside of their business in a significant way.

  • GRC Innovator of the Year

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    GRC Innovator of the Year

    Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk – all innovators that changed the way that we live and work, but also, all men.

  • GRC Team of the Year

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    GRC Team of the Year

    When it comes to business, teamwork is the cornerstone on which a business is built, and this award will recognise and champion that.

  • GRC Employer of the Year

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    GRC Employer of the Year

    The GRC Employer of the Year Award will recognise an organisation that has the wellbeing of its employees at its core.

  • GRC Rising Star of the Year

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    GRC Rising Star of the Year

    The GRC Rising Star of the Year Award will recognise and champion a new female leader who is on a clear trajectory to success in the world of GRC, paving the way for those to follow.

  • GRC Graduate of the Year

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    GRC Graduate of the Year

    The GRC Graduate of the Year Award will be awarded to a female who is excelling within a company whilst undertaking a graduate programme.

  • GRC Woman of the Year

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    GRC Woman of the Year

    The GRC Woman of the Year Award will be awarded to a female GRC leader who is excelling in their field.

Judges

The 2021 judging panel includes:

  • Victoria Guilloit

    Vickie Guilloit

    2021-11-30T11:59:00+00:00

    Partner, Privacy Culture

  • Sian Lewin

    Sian Lewin

    2021-11-30T11:56:00+00:00

    RegTech Associates

  • Rachel Woolley

    Rachel Woolley

    2021-11-30T11:52:00+00:00

    Global Director of Financial Crime, Fenergo

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    Miriam Goldman Epstein

    2021-11-30T11:42:00+00:00

    Head of Operations, Sqope S.A.

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    Lori Baker

    2021-11-30T11:38:00+00:00

     VP, Legal & Director of Data Protection, Dubai International Financial Authority

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    Suzanne Degun

    2021-11-30T11:34:00+00:00

    Vice President - Marketing, Camms

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