Living Your Best Compliance Life

Mary Shirley is a New Zealand-qualified lawyer with 18 years of ethics and compliance experience that includes working for data privacy and antitrust regulators, in-house and private practice/consultancy across five countries and four regions of the world.

She specializes in international Compliance programs, leveraging her love of travel and learning about different customs and cultures.

Mary co-founded the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, which aims to create a platform for the outstanding achievements of women in the field and share ideas and provide learning opportunities for everyone in compliance.

She co-authored the book, “Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned from Great Women in Compliance” (CCI Press, 2020) and recently released “Living Your Best Compliance Life: 65 Hacks and Cheat Codes to Level Up Your Ethics and Compliance Program” (CCI Press, 2023)


She has been bestowed the honors of being named a Compliance Week Top Mind 2019, Trust Across America 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust, and Excellence in Compliance Awards 2022 Mentor of the Year.

In this Podcast, MaryShirley will elaborate on how there is no one, that will take more of a vested interest in your career advancement than you. Learn how to take full advantage of opportunities by advocating for yourself, carving out a niche for yourself, and overcoming challenges.