Miriam De Dios Woodward
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Miriam De Dios Woodward is Global CEO of PolicyWorks, leading the company’s transformation for a technology driven future. Under her leadership, PolicyWorks acquired world-class governance, risk and compliance (GRC) technology platform ViClarity. The move expanded PolicyWorks in four significant ways: introducing the brand to an international marketplace, invigorating its business model with a tech-centric focus, increasing the number of verticals served and broadening the firm’s expertise beyond compliance to also include governance and risk.
Prior to taking the helm at PolicyWorks, Miriam led AMC company Coopera Consulting as CEO for seven years. In addition to her C-suite experience, Miriam’s leadership includes several positions within the financial services and insurance sectors for major brands including State Farm Insurance Companies and John Deere Financial.
Miriam is currently serving on the board of trustees of Grand View University, the board of directors for the Food Bank of Iowa and Iowa State University’s Women in Business Advisory Board. She is also a member of the World Council of Credit Union’s Global Leadership Network. Her dedication to adding diverse voices to the technology community has also brought her to a position on the review board for the Next Level Ventures II Fund, where she joins other volunteers in the exploration of viable Iowa startups.
Miriam was named a Woman to Watch by Credit Union Times and Latino Business Person of the Year by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Iowa. She is a recipient of the World Council of Credit Union’s Young Credit Union People Program (WYCUP) award.
Miriam earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from Iowa State University and her Master of Business Administration degree and leadership certificate from the University of Iowa. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Leading Change and Organizational Renewal executive education program. Miriam resides with her family in Des Moines, Iowa.