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Women in Compliance Awards shortlist announced

Today, sees the announcement of the shortlist for the first-ever Women in Compliance Awards, taking the penultimate step in its search for the most outstanding female compliance professionals.

Exceptional individuals, teams and firms from across the compliance sector have been shortlisted for the awards in categories ranging from Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year to Inspirational Woman of the Year in Compliance.

The shortlist includes leading multinational corporations such as Google Inc., JP Morgan Chase, McDonald’s, Orange, and L’OREAL as well as international law firms Hogan Lovells, Clifford Chance, Slaughter & May and Hill Dickinson.

Further highlighting the extraordinary diversity and strength of the industry is the regional and sector specific representation with the likes of Penrith Building Society, Sator Regulatory Consulting and Linares Abogados being shortlisted.

Organised by C5 Communications (UK) Ltd, sponsors include Ernst & Young, BDO LLP and Amber Road. The Women in Compliance Awards, rewards the very best individuals, teams, firms and initiatives in the compliance profession and highlight the united efforts of this innovative and dynamic sector.

Entries were judged by a panel of prominent compliance specialists from across the corporate, legal and professional services world, including: Debi Davis UTC Aerospace Systems; Don Hughes, Hitachi Data Systems; Gwen Romack, Hewlett-Packard Company; John Smart, Ernst &Young; Deanna Slocum, VMware; Mark Winters, Centrica Plc; Haydee Ortiz-Olinger, McDonald’s Corporation; Mary O’Connor, Willis Group; Jill Franze, Cisco; Mary E. Doyle, Oracle; BapsyDastur, ABB; Petra Herrmann, Panasonic Europe Ltd; Caroline M.A. Visser, Philips International B.V.; Tamara Northcott, Vodafone Group; Debbie Hart-Klein, Reed Elsevier Group; Carol Fuchs, General Electric, Michelle Fisser, Rabobank International& Jennifer L. Hayes, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

The winners will be announced at the black-tie dinner and Awards presentation ceremony, hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Mishal Husain, which will take place on 20 March 2014 at 8 Northumberland, London WC2.

Awards Director, Brian Reffell, said of this year’s entries: “The quality of the submissions we received was incredibly high, demonstrating that the profession continues to innovate and deliver first-class compliance services; especially germane in these challenging times with the increased regulatory and media spotlight on corporate ethics and compliance effectiveness.

“We are proud to announce a shortlist of truly remarkable individuals, teams and firms. I would especially like to thank the judges, as the judging process was complex but rewarding, with the categories allowing us to highlight the vast range and diversity of work undertaken by the industry.”

Commenting on the awards, Don Hughes, Hitachi Data Systems, said: “The Women in Compliance Awards are a great opportunity to recognise those women that excel in the field of compliance, which is becoming crucially important to the Boards of international companies.”

And Gwen Romack, Hewlett-Packard Company, said: “At HP, a key to our world-class compliance program is our view that the power of diversity is one of our strongest business tools. We are honoured to participate in recognising the outstanding contributions of the dedicated and talented women at the ‘Women in Compliance Awards.’ Their inspiring contributions to the evolving field of compliance are second to none.”

View the full shortlist

To find out more about the inaugural ‘Women in Compliance Awards’, visit www.womenincomplianceawards.com or follow the conversation on Twitter @WIC_Awards.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Christina Stocks .

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