Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. In this episode, Mary Shirley visits with Fabiana Lacerca-Allen, the Senior Vice President of Compliance at Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies. Practicing law and compliance for more than 25 years, her passion as a compliance leader stems from values instilled in her at an early age and have helped to shape her career path as a global thought leader in law and compliance.

We start the episode off with a bang as Fabiana recalls how her fascinating childhood informed her first lessons in Compliance.  With three attempts made to kidnap her as a child, Fabiana is no stranger to the risk to physical safety and shares with us her tips for when she travels alone on business.  Don’t miss the article Fabiana co-authored on this topic for more information: https://hispanicexecutive.com/self-defense-white-paper/

Fabiana also shares her approach to leadership and building a team around you – a tribe of people that you want to have with you throughout even the toughest of times – the people you’d be willing to have with you during a kidnapping – or Coronavirus lockdown!  Relatedly, Mary and Fabiana discuss the concept of mentorship as a two way street and Fabiana discusses how she fosters her mentorship relationships to ensure that the benefits are maximized for both parties.

We end this episode with a nod to self-care and some surprising results of award programs in schools that can provide us with food for thought regarding Compliance program incentives.

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