We were delighted to host a Risky Women breakfast in Sydney in partnership with Diligent – it’s great to be back!
The event featured Michelle Windsor of C2Zero 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.
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.
Michele’s career has included senior global and regional roles in trading, capital raising and building businesses in Australia and Hong Kong with both Macquarie and Goldman Sachs. Michele is also a mentor for the Minerva Network, an organization of senior business women providing support to elite female athletes enabling them to thrive on and off the field.
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