The DRI Foundation is pleased to announce a new role for one member of the Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) Executive Committee. Robyn Kimbro, MBCP and Sr. Manager of Enterprise Business Continuity for Walmart, will be stepping into the position of Vice Chair, after previously working with its mentorship initiative.
“Robyn has consistently brought a wealth of industry knowledge and real-world experience to WBCM’s Executive Committee,” said WBCM Committee Chair Mitzi Harlor, CBCP and Director of the Business Continuity Office for Marriott International. “In her new leadership role as Vice Chair, her honest feedback, big picture thinking, practical approach, and incredible sense of humor will continue to positively shape our organization’s strategic vision and mission.”
“At DRI2023, many mentees and scholarship recipients shared how they have gotten new roles or grew their careers with the help of WBCM’s initiatives,” said Kimbro of DRI’s recent resilience conference held in Austin, TX, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, 2023. “I am very humbled and proud to belong to and help lead an organization that is focused and committed to driving mentorship, scholarships, and networking opportunities for women in the resilience industry.”
Robyn Kimbro joined Walmart’s Global Emergency Management organization in 2019 as Sr. Manager, Enterprise Business Continuity. She is responsible for enterprise business continuity program governance and strategic direction, business continuity risk management, program metrics and reporting, and provides guidance and support to business continuity managers in the planning and maintenance of Walmart’s global business continuity programs. Kimbro also supports Walmart’s global emergency operations center in crisis response efforts for Walmart’s most critical business areas across the globe. She holds DRI’s Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) designation, a Certified Cyber Resilience Professional (CCRP) designation, and has been a member DRI International Certified Professional since 2005.
WBCM provides female business continuity, crisis management, and disaster recovery professionals with learning and networking opportunities. It is led by an executive committee, made up of business continuity professionals representing a range of industries within the field.
The WBCM Scholarship has provided business continuity training and certification for nearly 50 women to date looking to enter or advance their careers in the resilience industry. The WBCM LinkedIn group also provides a forum for professional women to connect with and support each other.
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