The staffing industry, like many male-dominated industries, is diverse and inclusive at the entry level, with a workforce evenly split by gender. Why does that drop so precipitously to 21% at the C-Suite and to only 4% for women of color*? It’s past time to change that.
Together We Rise may help us do exactly that. Exemplifying the power of women supporting women, it is the brainchild of an informal group of staffing industry leaders who came together during the pandemic and formed The Lady Leaders Book Club. Together We Rise recounts pivotal moments in their lives and careers, including struggles to rise up and stand out in one of the many industries today with too few women at the highest ranks.
Meet the “Lady Leaders”
President, RemX Staffing & Chief Workforce Analyst, EmployBridge
Head of MSP, Real Staffing, SThree
Founder & President, Burnett Specialists & Choice Specialists
Director Enterprise Strategy, Bullhorn
COO, Paramount Staffing
CEO, Empresaria Group plc
Chief Digital Technology Officer, Tential
Lauren B. Jones
Founder & CEO, Leap Consulting Solutions
To break down stereotypes, instill confidence and encourage the next generation of leaders to rise up. Together We Rise is a rally cry for women to support other women and all allies to support the underrepresented. The time for change is now.
Every reader who is inspired to rise up in support of the underrepresented will help create more equitable workspaces. Proceeds from book sales will be dedicated to nonprofit organizations that focus on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion of the underrepresented. The initial recipient is the American Staffing Association’s Women in Leadership Scholarship Program, which aims to raise the visibility of women in the staffing industry as well as provide scholarships that cover registration fees for high-profile industry events.
For more of the back story, read the book launch announcement.
To get inspired, go straight to Amazon for your copy of Together We Rise.
To book a speaking engagement for one or more of the 15 Lady Leaders to offer a personal perspective, please contact Leslie Vickrey at email@example.com.
*Women’s Business Collaborative Benchmark Survey, in partnership with Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), American Staffing Association and TechServe Alliance, and research published by SIA