Modern Governance

Diligent Announces Third Annual Modern Governance 100 Program

New award categories introduced to honor global governance, risk, compliance and audit professionals across all industries

WASHINGTON - June 24, 2021 - Diligent Corporation, the global leader in SaaS governance, risk and compliance today, announced the opening of nominations for the third annual Modern Governance 100 program.

Launched in 2019 to honor 100 exemplary governance leaders, the 2021 Modern Governance 100 will recognize the contributions of the world's top governance, risk, compliance, audit and IT professionals. The governance leaders are honored for their efforts in switching their organizations toward greater diversity, sustainable practices and digital transformation.

This year, Diligent has evolved the Modern Governance 100 program by introducing six new categories highlighting important achievements in key areas. The new categories are: ESG & Diversity Trailblazer, Digital Transformation Innovator, Cyber Risk Leader, Driver of Audit Excellence, Risk & Compliance Visionary and Outstanding Community Ally.

'Honoring the leaders that demonstrate good governance and all of the hard work that goes into pushing their organizations forward is one of my greatest privileges,' said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. 'To continue to support their efforts, we have evolved our technology to ensure our customers have the right data and insights to keep the board informed while navigating all of the complexities of leadership to thrive in their roles.'

Nominations for Modern Governance 100 leaders can be submitted by board members, elected officials, and executives across all industries through August 13, 2021. Recipients for the Modern Governance 100 will be selected by an expert panel of judges and announced during Diligent's Modern Governance Summit on September 14, 2021. To learn about the recognition program or to submit a nomination, please visit:

For more details about Diligent's Modern Governance Summit, a complimentary virtual event that will bring together governance, risk and compliance professionals across all industries, please visit:

About Diligent Corporation

Diligent is the largest governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS provider, serving more than one million users from over 25,000 organizations around the globe. Our modern GRC platform ensures boards, executives and other leaders have a holistic, integrated view of audit, risk, information security, ethics and compliance across the organization.

Diligent brings technology, insights and confidence to leaders so they can build more effective, equitable and successful organizations. We empower 79% of the Fortune 500, 90% of the FTSE 100 and 83% of the ASX 200 to improve their bottom line, to keep pace with stakeholder expectations and to create a lasting, positive impact on the world.

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Shannon N. Booker
Diligent Corporation