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Importance of Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Compliance

May 3, 2021

 

Foreside’s Kelli A. Haugh, Managing Director, recently authored a piece focusing on the importance of gender diversity, equity, and inclusion in compliance for an edition of NSCP Currents.  Kelli is a volunteer of the NSCP’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Committee and understands the challenges surrounding the underrepresentation in leadership, specifically when it comes to compliance.

A perceived lack of executive authority is particularly problematic for CCOs. They have a vital role in setting a compliance tone at the top and overseeing a firm’s compliance policies and procedures.

“Undermining the CCO’s decision-making or not adequately considering issues raised by the CCO, even implicitly, diminishes the integrity of the firm’s compliance program and puts the firm at risk.” Kelli shares.

Click here to continue learning why diversity and inclusion practices should be an ongoing pursuit for your firm and compliance team.