If anything, the pandemic and social unrest this year have forced executives to think about the type of leaders they want to be. As Covid-19 hit, companies had to pivot quickly to a remote workforce. Decisions had to be made — and fast. There was no playbook. Throughout our industry, leaders were doing their utmost to keep in mind the best interests of their teams and communities.
It is from this group that we draw the honorees for the 2020 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing list, which is sponsored by Bullhorn. These professionals are doing what it takes to boost the bottom lines of the businesses they serve while ensuring the safety and health of those under their employ. In addition, they have also devoted themselves to developing and guiding diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives amid renewed focus on these issues. They are dedicated to their firms’ women leadership programs and involved in efforts to serve females in their communities as well.
Many of these women have worked their way up the ranks, providing a shining example to others. Leading with compassion, the Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing honorees have helped shape a $498 billion global industry. We have a mix of professionals — CEOs, entrepreneurs, division heads, technologists, workforce specialists, operational gurus, attorneys — on the list. Some make a big splash; others work quietly but their impact is no less profound.
And this is especially true in the tech digitization arena. Many of these leaders have been early adopters of the technologies and digital tools that have enabled their companies to provide numerous levels of choice and increase customer satisfaction while automating processes and improving efficiencies. Their mantra of wanting to take their businesses up a notch while making their communities stronger, and more enriching for all, has elevated people’s lives and our ecosystem.
Congratulations to the 2020 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing. In a year fraught with issues, we thank you for leading the way. Five years since first launching this list, our goal is the same: to see more women earning seats at the table. And to celebrate those women who continue to take our industry forward while inspiring you to take notice of others who are making a difference in varied ways.