Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. In this episode, Lisa Fine has a conversation with Lidia Lopez Trabalon, who is the Group Compliance Officer at SBM Offshore.

We all have biases, conscious and unconscious, and these impact our thoughts every day.  But how often do we think about them as part of our programs – both for ethics and compliance professionals and for those with whom we work.

In today’s Great Women in Compliance episode, Lisa Fine speaks with Lidia Lopez Trabalon, who is the Group Compliance Officer at SBM Offshore, based in Amsterdam, which provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry.

Lidia talks about her experience in growing a speak up culture and looking at three phases of speaking up observation, motivation and communication.  By focusing on the motivation phase, and what biases may move people to speak up – or choose not to speak up – and how to use this knowledge to encourage speaking up.

Lidia also talks about her experience with a recent joint venture in India – and how an Amsterdam and Europe-based company has started to build a culturally sensitive ethics and compliance programs while staying true to the values that are critical.

She also provides some practical tips about growing a strong speak-up culture, particularly in Europe, as well as about her JV experience.

As we go into a new year, we take the time to plan ahead and strategically think about our professional goals. In Lisa and Mary’s case it’s a time to reflect on the previous year of podcast episodes and direct our thoughts to what we wish to achieve for the Great Women in Compliance podcast in the year ahead to best benefit our audience.  As always, we welcome your thoughts to inform this process.  Is there anything you want to see more of, you think we should stop doing or start doing?  If so, we’re all ears.  We strongly believe that when you stop accepting feedback, you stop developing so we make a conscious effort to seek feedback that not only helps give our listeners what they want, but also helps us become better at our labor of love hobby, making podcasts!  Wishing all of our listeners a very happy and prosperous new year ahead.

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