We are the Women in Risk Advisory. We solve complex problems and foresee risks. We innovate and analyse. We incubate and referee. We help our clients build resilient, sustainable organisations. We imagine new possibilities, connecting trust, resilience, and security to make an impact that matters. We need more like us. We need more like you.
Meet Donna. As Deloitte’s global Risk Advisory leader, Donna guides more than 35,000 global professionals who help clients meet their strategic priorities—including becoming more trustworthy, resilient, secure, and sustainable—in ways that allow them to sustain their growth.
Throughout her 35-year career in risk advisory services, including more than two decades at Deloitte, Donna has served clients in risk and compliance, operations, internal controls, risk management, and business advisory services. She enjoys the intellectual challenge of solving problems in collaboration with internal teams and clients. She says, "It’s especially gratifying if the problems we’re trying to solve benefit a wide variety of stakeholders." Making an impact that matters has long been a driving force behind Donna’s hard work. Early in her business career, though, she acknowledges that it was often hard to have her voice heard as the only woman in the room. "It’s so important for those of us with seats at the table to bring more women into the room, so that even more voices can be heard."
Donna is committed to promoting Deloitte’s shared values of diversity. "In order to get the best possible outcome, it’s important to have diversity of thought in the room as you’re crafting the answer." She adds, "That, in my view, gets you to the best possible answer."
Her advice for women aspiring to join Risk Advisory? Seek out mentors and role models, both male and female—people who are the type of professional you want to be. "Advocate for yourself and your point of view," she says. And, though it may seem counterintuitive to her role, "Don’t be afraid to take risks."
We need more like Donna. We need more like you.