Impressing the importance of ethical and compliant corporate culture is a challenging task. Taking policies and laws that are developed at the executive level and making them digestible for employees on the front lines takes combination of grit and empathy to get right. Those challenges are multiplied for compliance and legal departments at international companies, who need to translate the corporate way of being across disparate languages and cultures.
During the Women, Influence and Power in Law conference, three high-level compliance professionals discussed the need for communicating compliance and ethics protocol across multiple arenas and how to get the buy-in from your workforce. Members of the esteemed panel – Indrani Franchini, VP and chief compliance officer of Hess Corporation, Ashley Watson, senior vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer of HP and Sherry Williams, SVP and chief compliance officer of Halliburton Co. – discussed the underpinnings of corporate compliance and the challenges disseminating it across their work force. The session was moderated by Tamika Tremaglio, principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services Practices.