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Inside the Auditorium Podcast: Sally Clark

​Inside the Auditorium is back for a second season and shines a spotlight on women in audit. I have been honoured to speak to an exceptional lineup of women in the financial services audit industry.

My first guest is Sally Clark, a seasoned financial services audit professional. Sally is currently a non-executive director and leadership advisor atPelham Street, Chair for a number of audit committees and former chief internal auditor at Barclays. Sally shares insights on transitioning to non-executive roles and the challenges faced by women in senior positions. She emphasises the need for diversity and inclusion in boardrooms and offers advice for women navigating their careers.

This episode explores:

  • Claiming your space: Sally shares practical advice on navigating the corporate landscape, emphasising the importance of positioning oneself strategically in the room to ensure visibility and influence. She sheds light on the power of allies and building strong networks to amplify one's voice in challenging environments.

  • Motivating through purpose: Drawing from her extensive experience, Sally discusses the keys to motivating teams for peak performance. She references Daniel Pink's groundbreaking work on human motivation and the significance of purpose, autonomy, and mastery in driving excellence within organisations.

  • The evolution of audit: Sally explores the advancements of internal audit and the shift from retrospective analysis to forward-thinking, proactive strategies to mitigate risks. She highlights the emerging focus of auditing culture and behavioural risk to drive meaningful change.

Don’t miss this episode as Sally brings a wealth of experience and insight, sharing invaluable wisdom that resonates with both seasoned professionals and aspiring auditors alike.

Listen and subscribe on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms.

Note: The views expressed by Sally are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer.