On Oct 26th, the 2nd Risky Women lunch was held in San Francisco! The ever-Risky Melina Sosa organised from San Fran to Chicago to connect a new wave of women to the network! Our Americas events decided to take a theme and run with it across the country. The discussion explored the impact of gender and ethnic diversity and inclusion on an organization’s culture and overall performance. Study after study has reaffirmed that organizational diversity promotes increased profitability, leads to out-performance of competitors and drives customer loyalty. However, research also indicates that while women are less likely to engage in corporate misconduct they face far harsher penalties than their male counterparts if they do. A lively group discussion on the current state of diversity in corporate America and how as senior leaders in risk and compliance, we can promote a culture of diversity and inclusion. Given the recent #metoo movement and the silence breakers as Times people of the year, they were spot on inputting this in focus!