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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.

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.

    Jonathan Armstrong

    Jonathan Armstrong

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. 
    Welcome to the first Great Women In Compliance episode for 2022. Lisa and Mary are really excited about starting off another year of connecting, communicating and celebrating our GWIC family.
    While Mary and Lisa usually start out each quarter with a joint discussion, this time they do a joint interview with a guest who was there when this podcast was born. Jonathan Armstrong is a strong supporter of women in compliance, diversity, and is an expert in GDPR, Brexit, and many other multinational issues, as well as a partner at Cordery Compliance, and is based in the UK. He is also on the Compliance Podcast Network as a co-host of the "Everything Compliance" and "Life with GDPR" podcasts.
     In this episode, we talk about what he thinks should be top of mind for E&C professionals in multinational organizations, how Brexit has impacted compliance programs, and what is new in the world of GDPR and data privacy.  
    Jonathan is also known for his ability to connect and build relationships. and talks about how he builds his network and his approach. Lisa and Mary like to think that one of the highlights of Jonathan's career is that he won the GWICie for Comic Relief, and not only will you understand why after listening to this episode.
    As always, we are so grateful for all of your support and if you have any feedback or suggestions for our line up or would just like to reach out and say hello, we always welcome hearing from our listeners. If you are enjoying this episode, please rate it on your preferred podcast player to help other likeminded Ethics and Compliance professionals find it.  You can also find the GWIC podcast on Corporate Compliance Insights where Lisa and Mary have a landing page with additional information about them and the story of the podcast.  
    You can subscribe to the Great Women in Compliance podcast on any podcast player by searching for it and we welcome new subscribers to our podcast.
    Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here. 

    • 43 min
    The Brothers Gallo

    The Brothers Gallo

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. 
    Nick and Gio Gallo are the heads of ComplianceLine, a reporting hotline company that offers myriad other Compliance (Ethics & Compliance Solutions | Compliance Management Systems & Software services as well.  Nick and Gio are known as two good guys in Compliance – they espouse a servant leader model and know that a successful business is one that prizes ethical treatment of employees.  Mary speaks to the brothers about their management style and the importance of ethics in the workplace extending to how we treat our most valuable resources – our people.
    Nick and Gio have private equity backgrounds and are no strangers to the realities of dealing with business executives.  They advocate for an ROI approach for dealing with your board and other executives.  Listen in to this episode for advice on how to do that effectively. 
    As specialists in hotlines, Nick and Gio share expert information about benchmarking (they do a regular benchmarking report, go ahead and download it for treasures to help inform your own program) and pitfalls that companies fall into when maintaining a hotline. 
    As 2021 comes to an end, Lisa and Mary wish to thank the GWIC listeners for joining them throughout the year.  Many of you have taken the time to rate the podcast and book on various forums as well as write in to Mary and Lisa with your compliments.  Though we still struggle through a pandemic world, the sense of unity, support and kindness from listeners has been a blessing for the GWIC team and we’re very grateful for you.  We will take a two week break for upcoming holidays and be back again on a fortnightly basis from 5 January 2021. May the new calendar year bring you much prosperity, success and blessings. 
    The Great Women in Compliance Podcast is on the Compliance Podcast Network with a selection of other Compliance related offerings to listen in to.  If you are enjoying this episode, please rate it on your preferred podcast player to help other likeminded Ethics and Compliance professionals find it.  You can also find the GWIC podcast on Corporate Compliance Insights where Lisa and Mary have a landing page with additional information about them and the story of the podcast.  Corporate Compliance Insights is a much-appreciated sponsor and supporter of GWIC, including affiliate organization CCI Press publishing the related book; “Sending the Elevator Back Down, What We’ve Learned from Great Women in Compliance” (CCI Press, 2020).
    As always, we are so grateful for all of your support and if you have any feedback or suggestions for our line up or would just like to reach out and say hello, we always welcome hearing from our listeners. 
    You can subscribe to the Great Women in Compliance podcast on any podcast player by searching for it and we welcome new subscribers to our podcast.
    Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here. 

    • 47 min
    Lisa Beth Lentini Walker – Raising Your Game

    Lisa Beth Lentini Walker – Raising Your Game

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. 
    As we are getting to the end of 2021, which has been a challenging year in many ways, we also have a lot of wonderful people and work in the ethics and compliance community to celebrate.  Lisa Beth Lentini Walker is one of those people.  Lisa F wanted to end the year with Lisa Beth to reflect on this year, some lessons she learned, but mostly to talk about Lisa Beth and Stef Tschida's great book "Raise Your Game, Not Your Voice: How Listening, Communicating, and Storytelling Shape Compliance Program Influence" (CCI Press 2021), which is a great resource for compliance professionals and others about how to get your message out efficiently and collaboratively.
    She also talks about the characteristics of being a scholar in your work, one of which is persistence, and how to balance keeping your message and voice while at the same time adapting to other viewpoints and what you will learn.  Lisa Beth shares questions from readers and clients about communications and some practical tips.
    Lisa Beth also worked with Stef, who is a friend and colleague of hers for many years and talk about the importance of a good relationship with your co-writers for a book.  Lisa and Mary's work together echoes what Lisa Beth says, as well as the importance of community.  On that note, they want to thank all of you for supporting the #gwicbook "Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We've Learned from Great Women in Compliance" (CCI Press 2020), and all of you, including Lisa Beth and her family, who voted for us and supported us in winning the Pulse The Magazine For The Culture Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
    If you’ve already read the booked and liked it, will you help out other women to make the decision to leverage off the tips and advice given by rating the book and giving it a glowing review on Amazon?  
    As always, we are so grateful for all of your support and if you have any feedback or suggestions for our line up or would just like to reach out and say hello, we always welcome hearing from our listeners. 
    You can subscribe to the Great Women in Compliance podcast on any podcast player by searching for it and we welcome new subscribers to our podcast.
    Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here. 

    • 28 min
    Alexis Wermuth-The Ideator

    Alexis Wermuth-The Ideator

    As with Lisa’s episode last week, Mary brings a memorable former colleague onto the Great Women in Compliance show, Alexis Wermuth. Alexis is a Compliance executive at Getinge, a medical device company.
    It is an exceptional few in Compliance who are creative or artistic. Alexis is one of those people and made an invaluable contribution to the internal marketing team at Fresenius Medical Care North America’s Compliance department (see episode with Sarah Hadden for more on this initiative). After talking about some of the risks in the medical device field, Alexis talks about injecting creativity into her Compliance program and reminisces with Mary about some of their favourite projects when working together with ideas for listeners to implement in their own programs.
     After finishing up at Fresenius Medical Care, Alexis moved to New Jersey and discusses the considerations she weighed up when deciding to make the move and a new job opportunity. She also shares a favorite productivity hack.
    Lisa and Mary wish to extend deepest gratitude to listeners and readers who heeded the call to vote for their book “Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned from Great Women in Compliance” (CCI Press, 2020). The voting closed 1 December, the launch of this episode and the GWIC team eagerly awaits the outcome of the award process. 
    The Great Women in Compliance Podcast is on the Compliance Podcast Network with a selection of other Compliance related offerings to listen in to. If you are enjoying this episode, please rate it on your preferred podcast player to help other likeminded Ethics and Compliance professionals find it. You can also find the GWIC podcast on Corporate Compliance Insights where Lisa and Mary have a landing page with additional information about them and the story of the podcast. Corporate Compliance Insights is a much appreciated sponsor and supporter of GWIC, including affiliate organization CCI Press publishing the related book; “Sending the Elevator Back Down, What We’ve Learned from Great Women in Compliance” (CCI Press, 2020).

    • 39 min
    Episode 128 – Kris Brown – Life After Compliance

    Episode 128 – Kris Brown – Life After Compliance

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. 
    For some people, working in ethics and compliance is a destination, and for others, it is a stop on the journey.  How do you figure that out?  In today's bonus episode, Lisa talks with Kris Brown, who is the President of Brady, which is the leading advocacy group in the United States to end gun violence.  Prior to joining Brady, she was the Chief Legal Officer at gategroup, and also worked at a large law firm.
    If this sounds a little familiar, that is because Kris is a colleague and mentor to Lisa, and in fact, got Lisa started on her career in compliance.  So Lisa and Mary thought that it would be good to share Kris's journey into -- and out of -- compliance.
    They discuss how Kris found herself in compliance, and how a significant fraud situation impacted her role, and was the backdrop of building a global compliance program.  She talks about what she has learned from that experience and how it applies to her day-to-day work and how what we do in E&C can transcend our roles.
    She also discusses what she sees as key attributes for a compliance officer in her view as she has transitioned out of a traditional legal role and into her current one.
    The Great Women in Compliance Podcast is on the Compliance Podcast Network with a selection of other Compliance related offerings to listen in to.  If you are enjoying this episode, please rate it on your preferred podcast player to help other likeminded Ethics and Compliance professionals find it.  You can also find the GWIC podcast on Corporate Compliance Insights where Lisa and Mary have a landing page with additional information about them and the story of the podcast.  Corporate Compliance Insights is a much-appreciated sponsor and supporter of GWIC, including affiliate organization CCI Press publishing the related book; “Sending the Elevator Back Down, What We’ve Learned from Great Women in Compliance” (CCI Press, 2020).
    If you’ve already read the booked and liked it, will you help out other women to make the decision to leverage off the tips and advice given by rating the book and giving it a glowing review on Amazon?  
    As always, we are so grateful for all of your support and if you have any feedback or suggestions for our line up or would just like to reach out and say hello, we always welcome hearing from our listeners. 
    You can subscribe to the Great Women in Compliance podcast on any podcast player by searching for it and we welcome new subscribers to our podcast.
    Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here. 

    • 39 min
    Michelle Dewarrat-She's All That

    Michelle Dewarrat-She's All That

    Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. 
    Michelle Dewarrat has been incorporating corporate social responsibility into her Compliance program long before many of us started bandying about the term ESG. As today’s guest, Mary seeks Michelle’s advice for how to make a start thinking about the ESG topic for Compliance Officers grappling with introducing the concept into their workload.
    Currently, Michelle is Head of Compliance at CSG and has recently been building out her team after starting in her new role earlier this year.  She discusses the recruitment challenge of hiring during the Great Resignation and in light of there being very high demand for candidates, as well as how she has succeeded through the challenge.
    Michelle has climbed the corporate ladder while also raising her son as a single mum.  She talks about some of the lessons from the motherhood experience and how they’ve informed her approach in the office.  
    As they round up the episode, Michelle’s sharing of her music tastes leads Mary to reveal a secret shame.  
    The Great Women in Compliance Podcast is on the Compliance Podcast Network with a selection of other Compliance related offerings to listen in to.  If you are enjoying this episode, please rate it on your preferred podcast player to help other likeminded Ethics and Compliance professionals find it.  You can also find the GWIC podcast on Corporate Compliance Insights where Lisa and Mary have a landing page with additional information about them and the story of the podcast.  Corporate Compliance Insights is a much-appreciated sponsor and supporter of GWIC, including affiliate organization CCI Press publishing the related book; “Sending the Elevator Back Down, What We’ve Learned from Great Women in Compliance” (CCI Press, 2020).
    If you’ve already read the booked and liked it, will you help out other women to make the decision to leverage off the tips and advice given by rating the book and giving it a glowing review on Amazon?  
    As always, we are so grateful for all of your support and if you have any feedback or suggestions for our line up or would just like to reach out and say hello, we always welcome hearing from our listeners. 
    You can subscribe to the Great Women in Compliance podcast on any podcast player by searching for it and we welcome new subscribers to our podcast.
    Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here. 

    • 27 min

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