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A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.

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WBCM: Women in Business Continuity Management Panel Discussion

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2019

Author: Diane Doering, Karina de Allicon, Leah Sawyer, Marsha Buehler, Mitzi Harlor

Join our WBCM Committee members as they lead an informative and enlightening panel touching on the issues important to women in our profession. This session will kick off the WBCM track by sharing the latest news from the committee – including 2018 WBCM survey results. Look forward to an engaging, interactive session where you are certain to learn and welcome to share!

Tags: Women in BCM

WBCM: Tips from the Trenches – Ask Betsy…In Person!

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2019

Author: Betsey Sayers

Following on her smash hit Women in Business Continuity Management Ask Betsy webinar, Betsy Sayers is back with tips from the trenches. She promises that attendees will walk away with solid examples and templates that you can use – plus some more of those handy “Betsyisms” that are pretty much guaranteed to get you out of any tight spot. Always creative in her approach to continuity, Betsy will show how she uses the Professional Practices for status reporting and teach you all how to play pandemic poker!

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Best Practices, Women in BCM

Women in Business Continuity Management: Ask Betsy

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Betsy Sayers

During DRI2018’s WBCM panel discussion, nearly 50% of session attendees responded that the stereotype they were most concerned with was being labeled as “too aggressive,” particularly when disagreeing with others’ views. Please join us as we take that conversation further with Betsy Sayers, MBCP, ITIL, ICS – IT/DR. With more than 25 years of industry experience, including serving as a DRI Instructor, Betsy shares her views on the best tools to communicate clearly — and with objectivity – while maintaining a style that honors who you are and what you believe. Special thanks to our webinar sponsor OnSolve.

Tags: Women in BCM, Best Practices

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Women in Business Continuity Webinar: Ask Betsy (supplemental flyer)

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Betsy Sayers

When Betsy Sayers is in a tough spot, she always knows exactly what to say. That’s because she’s awesome...and she has a few handy phrases written in the back of her notebook at all times. She’s generously shared those words of wisdom with you (see...awesome, right?). If you haven’t checked out the Women in Business Continuity Management Committee’s “Ask Betsy” webinar, you really should, right here at https://drii.org/webinars

Tags: Women in BCM, Best Practices

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Women in Business Continuity Management Panel Discussion

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

Author: Alexandria Brennan, Marsha Buehler, Diane Doering, Mitzi Harlor, Lynn Meadows, Leah Sawyer

Building on the tremendous success of DRI2017’s Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) session and the continued work of the DRI WBCM Committee, this session will explore the latest research and writings of the committee and facilitate a discussion of women in our profession.

Tags: Women in BCM

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A Study of Women in Business Continuity Management

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Women in BCM Committee

Based on the results of over 1,000 respondents to a survey conducted by the Women in Business Continuity Management Committee, this white paper examines the experiences of women in the BCM field, as well as professional expectations and challenges as the profession moves into the future.

Tags: White Paper, Women in BCM

An Exploration of Women in Business Continuity: Trends, Challenges, and More

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2017

Author: AnneMarie Staley, Linda Conrad, Naeemah Luckey, Lisa Reshaur, Melody Wen

While female business continuity professionals are continuing to rise to higher positions within their organizations and secure greater visibility in the profession, there is still much work to be done. The national conversation around whether women can indeed have it all is just as relevant to women pursuing a career in this traditionally male-dominated field. Last year, DRI International created a Women in Business Continuity Management Committee and committed to several research projects last year to draw attention to the unique needs, interests and challenges that face women in this profession. Now, AnneMarie Staley, the Chair of that committee, will lead a discussion of our findings. Whether you are a woman or you are an individual who works with, supports, or manages women in this field, this session is sure to ignite thought-provoking discussion around an issue that has not been extensively covered.

Tags: Women in BCM

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