Gartner Research

Women's Future in BCM Requires Innovation, Collaboration and Adaptability Capabilities, and Professional Respect From Management

Published: 09 November 2017

ID: G00340557

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty


The presence and perspectives of women offer BCM programs a source of talent to address skills shortages. Security and risk management leaders responsible for business continuity management should use our survey findings to grow their recruitment pipelines and build the most effective teams.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

  • Gartner's 2017 Gender Diversity in Business Continuity Management Survey

Data Insights

  • Introduction
  • Competencies for Current and Future Careers in BCM
    • The Importance of Current and Future Competencies
    • Is a Change in Competencies Needed for Future Success in BCM?
    • Currently Held Versus Future Competencies: By Gender
  • Gender Makeup of the BCM Workforce: General Workforce, Leader and Executive
  • Is BCM Seen as a Stepping Stone to Other Organizational Roles and Leadership?
  • Women in BCM
    • Do Women and Men Approach BCM Differently?
    • Gender Discrimination in BCM
    • Lack of Support for Women in BCM
    • Quality of Female Candidates in BCM
    • Equal Representation of Women in BCM in 10 Years
  • Methodology
    • Survey Detail
    • Respondent Demographics

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