48 episodes

For a long time, compliance was perceived as a part of the larger legal world. Today, compliance is its own profession -- a place where people work tirelessly to make the world a better place, one where doing the right thing is the standard for everyone. There are a lot of amazing and inspirational women who have helped the compliance field develop into what it is today and women who are joining this field every day. They are leading the work on cutting-edge issues and breaking barriers for women. Join Mary Shirley and Lisa Fine as they talk with women in compliance who are making a difference.

This podcast is part of the Compliance Podcast Network.

Great Women in Compliance Mary Shirley and Lisa Fine

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For a long time, compliance was perceived as a part of the larger legal world. Today, compliance is its own profession -- a place where people work tirelessly to make the world a better place, one where doing the right thing is the standard for everyone. There are a lot of amazing and inspirational women who have helped the compliance field develop into what it is today and women who are joining this field every day. They are leading the work on cutting-edge issues and breaking barriers for women. Join Mary Shirley and Lisa Fine as they talk with women in compliance who are making a difference.

This podcast is part of the Compliance Podcast Network.

    Sofia El Mansouri, Middle East Compliance Perspectives

    Sofia El Mansouri, Middle East Compliance Perspectives

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley.
     In episode 47 of the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley are pleased to feature Sofia El Mansouri, a native of Morocco who has spent many years practicing Compliance in the Middle East.
    Sofia outlines for us the current state of the fight against corruption in the Morocco, including ambitions of the National Anti-Corruption Commission to do its part in focusing on Ethics and Compliance.
    Sofia also shares the perspective of someone sitting at the desk of a Compliance function in the Middle East and highlights some of the key risk areas as well as give pointers on a couple of key aspects to be aware of to make sure you’re covering adequately if you’re a Compliance Officer outside of the Middle East region but with remit over the area.
    As a veritable professional media guru, Sofia kindly shares her recipe for crafting value-add LinkedIn posts that create engagement and facilitate topical discussion as well as give the author solid professional media presence which in turn builds your profile.
    Our final thought for the episode is an easy tip that you can implement now at the outset of the year that will not only make your end of year performance appraisal a breeze to complete but also serve as useful preparation for your next job interview.
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    • 25 min
    Kim Yapchai-Transforming Compliance

    Kim Yapchai-Transforming Compliance

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley.
    In this episode of GWIC, Lisa speaks with Kim Yapchai, who is the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Tenneco. Kim did not start in the ethics and compliance field by choice - she became responsible for ethics and compliance during the 2008-2009 recession as part of a large staff reduction. 
    Kim went from an involuntary compliance officer to a leader in the ethics and compliance community by developing a program based on "transformational leadership" - developing a holistic program, working with her team and achieving results in both her prior and current role, both in E&C and in corporate social responsibility.
    A great deal of Kim's career has been in the automotive and manufacturing industries, two male-dominated industries. She discusses how she has thrived in these industries as a woman, and a person with a blended heritage.
    Kim is also a great supporter of ethics and compliance professionals and discusses how she uses LinkedIn and building her network to help others...and how that is something she enjoys.
    Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here.

    • 20 min
    Olga Pontes-Planting the Seeds of Compliance

    Olga Pontes-Planting the Seeds of Compliance

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. In this episode, Lisa Fine has a conversation with Olga Pontes, the Chief Compliance Officer at Odebrecht SA.
    What do you do when faced with the largest foreign bribery case of all time? In Odebrecht’s case they identified a fearless leader who would face the big job ahead of being the new Chief Compliance Officer of the company with optimism and strength. Meet Olga Pontes, the executive and Great Woman in Compliance tasked with leading the Compliance function and post settlement workstreams including project managing multiple monitorships!
    We speak with Olga, who started out her career as an external auditor at a big four firm, about what it was like commencing the Odebrecht role three years ago compared with how she is feeling further down the track with a lot of hard work under her the belt of her team and seek her advice for other multi-national corporations who are at the beginning of a similarly daunting situation having recently settled with regulators. Olga also shares her major goal for going into 2020 with our audience.
    As we go into a new year, we take the time to plan ahead and strategically think about our professional goals. In Lisa and Mary’s case it’s a time to reflect on the previous year of podcast episodes and direct our thoughts to what we wish to achieve for the Great Women in Compliance podcast in the year ahead to best benefit our audience. As always, we welcome your thoughts to inform this process. Is there anything you want to see more of, you think we should stop doing or start doing? If so, we’re all ears. We strongly believe that when you stop accepting feedback, you stop developing so we make a conscious effort to seek feedback that not only helps give our listeners what they want, but also helps us become better at our labor of love hobby, making podcasts! Wishing all of our listeners a very happy and prosperous new year ahead.
    Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here.

    • 21 min
    The Best Professional Advice Episode

    The Best Professional Advice Episode

    Today's Great Women in Compliance podcast is a little different. At the most recent SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute held in September, Lisa and Mary asked the session attendees to provide examples of the best professional advice they received, and we had a lot of great information from women throughout the ethics and compliance community. It was a unique opportunity for Mary and Lisa to be on the same episode, as most of the GWIC podcasts are with one of them interviewing ethics and compliance leaders.
    We got exceptional insights from this community, and Lisa and Mary thought it would be the perfect way to end the 2019 podcasts. Not only did Great Women in Compliance's first full year brought lots of great discussions on the podcast, it brought out constant reminders of the fantastic individuals that make up the GWIC community.
    We all hope you enjoy this advice from the GWIC Community and best wishes to you and yours in 2020. Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here.

    • 21 min
    Lidia Lopez Trabalon: From Rules to Mindset: How Unconscious Bias Impact Compliance Programs

    Lidia Lopez Trabalon: From Rules to Mindset: How Unconscious Bias Impact Compliance Programs

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. In this episode, Lisa Fine has a conversation with Lidia Lopez Trabalon, who is the Group Compliance Officer at SBM Offshore.
    We all have biases, conscious and unconscious, and these impact our thoughts every day. But how often do we think about them as part of our programs - both for ethics and compliance professionals and for those with whom we work.
    In today's Great Women in Compliance episode, Lisa Fine speaks with Lidia Lopez Trabalon, who is the Group Compliance Officer at SBM Offshore, based in Amsterdam, which provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry. 
    Lidia talks about her experience in growing a speak up culture and looking at three phases of speaking up observation, motivation and communication. By focusing on the motivation phase, and what biases may move people to speak up - or choose not to speak up - and how to use this knowledge to encourage speaking up.
    Lidia also talks about her experience with a recent joint venture in India - and how an Amsterdam and Europe-based company has started to build a culturally sensitive ethics and compliance programs while staying true to the values that are critical.
    She also provides some practical tips about growing a strong speak-up culture, particularly in Europe, as well as about her JV experience.
    As we go into a new year, we take the time to plan ahead and strategically think about our professional goals. In Lisa and Mary’s case it’s a time to reflect on the previous year of podcast episodes and direct our thoughts to what we wish to achieve for the Great Women in Compliance podcast in the year ahead to best benefit our audience. As always, we welcome your thoughts to inform this process. Is there anything you want to see more of, you think we should stop doing or start doing? If so, we’re all ears. We strongly believe that when you stop accepting feedback, you stop developing so we make a conscious effort to seek feedback that not only helps give our listeners what they want, but also helps us become better at our labor of love hobby, making podcasts! Wishing all of our listeners a very happy and prosperous new year ahead.
    Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here.

    • 29 min
    Cindy Morrison-Part 2, Espousing the Four Agreements

    Cindy Morrison-Part 2, Espousing the Four Agreements

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. In this Part 2 of a special two-part episode, Mary Shirley begins a conversation with Cindy Morrison. Cindy is the Director of Compliance at Post Holdings, Inc.
    Mary and Cindy re-unite after their first episode in this two-part series to discuss an infliction suffered across both genders – that of Imposter Syndrome. Cindy shares her own thoughts and experiences when suffering self-doubt or a crisis of confidence.
    Cindy also addresses the resources that she uses to keep up knowledge for her own professional development, despite many years as a Compliance practitioner and some examples of readings and conferences she has recommended to her boss who is new to Corporate Compliance.
    A resource that has had a profound professional and personal impact on Cindy is the book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and she shares some of the main takeaways of this book for her. Cindy’s enthusiasm for the book was so contagious that Mary immediately ordered a copy for herself after the two had breakfast together recently and Cindy mentioned how life changing it had been for her.
    We round out the episode with a request from Mary to the listeners of the Great Women in Compliance Podcast to show solidarity and support to those working around us in the hope that it will have a positive effect, particularly for those who might be battling with Imposter Syndrome.
    Cindy also shares her journey getting to her current position, having started out as a paralegal.
    She goes on to discuss how her passion for Compliance goes beyond her 9-5 job as one of the organizers of a community of Compliance professionals in the St Louis area and gives tip on how to make such group get togethers work for listeners interested in establishing their own local networks of Compliance meetings with colleagues from neighboring companies.
    If you enjoy this episode or the podcast generally, please rate this podcast in your favorite podcast player where you can find the discussions with Cindy and all of our other episodes. 
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    • 31 min

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