Climbing the Continuity Career Ladder for Millennials – How to Work Your Way to the Top!
Type: Concurrent Session
Wednesday May 30 4:25pm to 5:15pm
Part ‘career continuity’ and part motivational session, Suzanne will share tips, strategies and guidance to help millennials advance in their continuity career, based on some of her own experiences and findings over her past twenty years in business continuity and emergency management.
From working with international governments and the United Nations, to publishing a book, to sitting on several high-profile industry boards, and having recently spoken at The White House, the presenter will share her insights and tips on how to enhance your own skills and marketability to reach the pinnacle of success in your continuity career.
Whether it’s advancing yourself within your own organization or increasing your profile and marketability on a global scale, this session will share tips and personal insights on how to get there, one giant step at a time.
Gain practical knowledge and tips on how to enhance your continuity career
Find out how to make yourself STAND OUT in the field of business continuity
Leave with a list of tips and tools to help you work your way to the top!
A former journalist and press secretary, Suzanne is now a multi-certified, award-winning and internationally-recognized crisis management consultant, speaker and author, who has helped governments, communities and companies plan for and respond to disasters for over twenty years. She was named 2016’s ‘Continuity & Resilience Consultant of the Year – North America’ by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), and had the honor of being a guest speaker at The White House during FEMA’s 2016 Individual & Community Preparedness Awards ceremony.
Throughout her career, Suzanne has been professionally and/or personally involved in helping communities respond, rebuild or recover from numerous crises, including the Manchester, San Bernardino, Brussels, and 9/11 terror attacks, the 2016 Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, the H1N1 pandemic, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, the 1998 “Ice Storm of the Century” in Eastern Canada, as well as numerous floods, fires, and severe storms.
Suzanne is a current Board Member of the New York Says Thank You Foundation, the Safe America Foundation, and RES/CON New Orleans, and is the Global Ambassador for Stars of HOPE USA. She is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), as well as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) through the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) and a certified Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI).
Suzanne’s critically-acclaimed book, Disaster Heroes, tells the stories of ordinary men, women and children who have done extraordinary things to help respond, recover and rebuild following some of the world’s most significant modern disasters.