Attention all women in compliance, and anyone else working with them: finalists for the 2019 Women in Compliance Awards have been announced, so you may want to review the list of nominees and see which one of your colleagues deserves a high five.
This is the sixth year for the Women in Compliance Awards. The winners are announced at a gala dinner in London (this year happening on March 28), and the event now draws hundreds of compliance professionals dressed to the nines and flooding their social media feeds with photos.
The finalists (they call it a short list in Britain) were named across 11 categories for individual compliance professionals, plus five categories for compliance teams. That means we have too many finalists to list all of them in this post, and I’m sorry about that because every finalist does deserve congratulations and attention. Some of the finalist categories and their nominees, however, include…
Compliance officer of the year, large company:
- Alex Young, Travers Smith, U.K.
- Angelina Jeyarajah, Australian Unity, Australia
- Aparna Kirpal, Johnson Controls, India
- Dalma Parisi, Siemens SA, Argentina
- Elaine Ong, Eaton Corp., Singapore
- Fernanda Beraldi, Cummins Inc., U.S.
- Isabella Gonzalez, Whirlpool EMEA, Italy
- Johanna Maria Leiner, Paysafe Group, U.K.
- Kara Novelli, Applied Materials, U.S.
- Kirby Mandziej, Gattaca, U.K.
- Melissa Roden, Vesuvius Corp., U.K.
- Monique Elgin, ADNOC, United Arab Emirates
- Raelene Antao, Bayer CropScience Ltd., India
- Samantha Kelen, Duke Energy, U.S.
- Shanti Govindaraju, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong
Mentor of the year:
- Carol Matthews, Lawson Conner, U.K.
- Ellen Hunt, AARP, U.S.
- Francesca Petronio, Paul Hastings (Europe), Italy
- Hiltrud Werner, Volkswagen, Germany
- Karen Coppens, Dechert, U.K.
- Kelly Blankenship, Ignite Consulting Partners, U.S.
- Leigh Hansson, Reed Smith, U.K.
- Mariellen Davies-DeMarco, Kroll, U.S.
- Mary Shirley, Fresenius Medical Care, U.S.
- Shukla Wassan, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Ltd., India
In-house compliance team of the year:
- AB InBev, Belgium
- Antwerp World Diamond Centre, Belgium
- Apollo Teaching Services, U.K.
- Applied Materials, U.S.
- Bayer Corp., U.K.
- BBC Studios, U.K.
- Fresenius Medical Care, U.S.
- Pearson, U.K.
- Whirlpool Corp., U.S.
I can’t list all the other categories and their finalists, but do visit the page to see who you know. Anyone who qualifies as a finalist clearly cares about the compliance profession and about developing the community of compliance professionals, and that makes them top tier in my book.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges assembled by C5, the organizers of the Women in Compliance event. Even the judges are a who’s who of women working in compliance, plus a few men also on the judging panel.
If you really want to dig into the Women in Compliance Awards, you can also listen to this episode of the Great Women in Compliance podcast. Mary Shirley, senior director of ethics and compliance at Fresenius Healthcare, interviews Yvette Lingom, division manager at C5 and manager of the Women in Compliance event.