GRC World Forums is excited to announce that the Women in Governance Risk & Compliance Series is returning for 2022!
The Series, which is moving into its second year, will continue on its mission to champion and celebrate outstanding female leaders and organisations that promote excellence throughout GRC industries, which at present, only has a 15-20% representation of women.
Following the success of the 2021 program - which saw over 80 finalists celebrated across 18 categories - the 2022 program will build on the platform to continue to showcase the role models, mentors, inspirational women and companies that are at the forefront of the gender debate within the workforce.
Winners from the 2021 Awards include senior representatives from Third Party Risk Association, Burgess Salmon LLP, Hootsuite, Weir Group, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Netflix, and Bank of New York Mellon.
According to research from the PwC Women in Technology research study, only 27% of female respondents would consider a career in technology compared to 62% of males, and only 22% of respondents were able to name a famous woman in the tech industry. These statistics show that there is a clear need for change.
The study also revealed that only 5% of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women. There is a clear gender imbalance which can reflect upon many missed opportunities for organisations.
The Series, which includes not only an award programme but a one day conference, will provide a safe space in which to learn, collaborate and debate the many challenges that women and their allies continue to face within the workforce. You can catch up on all of the sessions from the 2021 Forum here.
Realising the potential that women can have and the mark they make on GRC industries is incredibly important, and the Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Series aims to shine a light on these individuals and champion the next generation of female leaders.
The Awards and Forum are due to take place in June and both will aim to showcase inspirational leadership.