Risky Women + Diligent Melbourne: Link Between Corporate Purpose & Risk

Risky Women + Diligent Melbourne: Link Between Corporate Purpose & Risk

Risky Women + Diligent Melbourne: Link Between Corporate Purpose & Risk 1200 800 Risky Women
We were delighted to host a Risky Women breakfast in Melbourne in partnership with Diligent – it’s great to be back!

The event featured Susan Forrester, a respected Listed Company Chair and Director, in conversation with Diligent COO Lisa Edwards on the “Link between Corporate Purpose and Risk”. True innovators making an impact, Diligent weren’t just satisfied talking about ESG, but acted upon it as well, enabling C2Zero to make each attendee carbon neutral for the day with a gift of 55kg of carbon locked away on their behalf.

Lisa Edwards
President & Chief Operating Officer, Diligent

Lisa is President and Chief Operating Officer of Diligent Corporation, the leader in modern governance providing Saas solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG with more than $500 million in revenue and a $7 billion company valuation. Lisa assumed the role in September 2020 and is responsible for commercial growth and performance, including global sales, marketing, customer success and 24/7/365 worldwide support.

Lisa previously served as EVP of Strategic Business Operations at Salesforce after running Global Corporate Services (GCS) and serving as CPO. Prior to Salesforce, Lisa led global strategic partnerships for Visa, Inc. as SVP/Head of Global Strategic Alliances and Global IP Strategy and earlier served in an operations role as Head of Global Corporate Services. Earlier in her career, Lisa served as CEP of KnowledgeX, a database startup which she led in a sale to IMB and co-founded Valubond, an online fixed income exchange and subscription service, and served as President, COO, and head of the ATS, (Alternative Trading System) prior to its acquisition to Knight Capital.

Lisa serves on the Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive. She holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Susan Forrester AM
Listed Company Chair and Director

Susan is a highly respected and accomplished professional Company Director with a powerful blend of management, board and consulting experience across ASX-listed, public and private companies. She draws on 25 years of executive management expertise in large professional services firms, covering law, finance, HR, business and governance, to bring a practical and pragmatic approach to her board contributions.

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At Diligent, we believe in a world where transformational leaders can build more successful, equitable and sustainable organizations.

Our holistic view of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) enables transparency and connectivity across an organization – sparking the insights that the most influential organizations need to make better decisions.

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