Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley.

In this episode, Lisa speaks with Joya Williams, who has had a front row seat to some of the most fascinating moments in recent ethics and compliance history at Enron and again with the Gulf Oil spill in 2016.  After seeing the fallout from Enron in 2001, and working in ethics and compliance immediately thereafter, she saw the impact and need for that work. That has guided her professional life.

Joya talks about her experiences and how she has built a network for herself and others by building the Greater Houston Business and Ethics Roundtable and working with Smith Texas College to build a compliance program.

As this is the last week of Black History Month, it was important to recognize the work of someone like Joya, who embodies a GWIC in how she gives back to her community – local, professional and educational.  She also talks about the importance of increasing the number of Black Chief Compliance Officer roles and to increase diversity in the ethics and compliance space and ends the interview with a wonderful quote from Shirley Chisholm.

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Lisa and Mary have extended the Great Women in Compliance brand to the book “Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned from Great Women in Compliance” (CCI Press, 2020) which can be found on Amazon and features valuable wisdom and advice from Great Women in Compliance across the world.

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