There is nothing more inspiring than hearing about someone who has been there and done that. In today’s episode we feature Kris Robidoux who was involved in the first two anti-bribery cases in Canada and led the way for those after her. Kris is a decorated Legal and Compliance professional with the title of Queen’s Counsel to her name as well as being named one of the Top 100 Women in Investigations by Global Investigations Review and One of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Mary was introduced to Kris by Compliance colleagues Jay Rosen and Jonathan Armstrong. It was the beginning of a wonderful friendship. Kris, Jonathan and Mary would go on to work together as panelists at conferences sharing global Compliance updates with able assistance from Jay who facilitated the interactive aspects of their sessions. Throughout her time knowing Kris, Mary has considered her to be one of her Compliance role models and knows that she will always be received with a warm smile and words of wisdom when meeting Kris.
In this episode, Kris shares her thought leadership on prescience in observing gaps in the market coupled with timing your moves right for positioning yourself to lead the charge in new areas of the law, a top consideration for companies that may have to deal with the legalization of cannabis and its impact on company policies, her biggest lesson learned transitioning from a compliance and investigations practice in a global law firm to a compliance role in a corporation, dealing with possible retaliation cases when conducting investigations and working through challenges of colleagues undermining Compliance. We close this episode by canvassing the effects of microaggressions in the workplace and how you can play a part in lessening these detrimental effects.