Manpower has once again been recognized as one of PINK Magazine’s 2009 “Top Companies for Women,” and is the only employment services firm named to the list for the second consecutive year. PINK’s exclusive annual ranking recognizes organizations that make women’s advancement a part of everyday business, especially in demonstrating a commitment to placing women in top leadership positions and among top earners.
PINK received a record number of entries from America’s leading firms seeking recognition for 2009, with applicants required to complete a multi-step evaluation process. This involved providing responses to almost 100 questions and data points concerning women’s advancement, before the field was narrowed to 15 winners. Each organization was evaluated on several categories, including:
- Power: The number of women in corporate executive roles, on the board of directors and with Profit & Loss responsibility.
- Pipeline: Evidence of commitment at the highest levels to hiring, training,mentoring, promoting and retaining women.
- Pay: Evidence of pay equity, including women who are among the topfive earners within the organization.
“I am proud of the accomplishments of our strong women leaders and their contributions to Manpower around the world,” said Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres. “Our diverse global leaders set a pace and tone that energizes the organization. We recognize that an inclusive workforce creates diversity of thought, perspective, background and experience, generating the energy we need to help our clients win.”
Today, women make up almost 40 percent of the organization’s Executive Management Team and over 40 percent of country managers worldwide are women. Our talented women are a source of immense pride for the company. Earlier this year, Françoise Gri, President of Manpower France, was awarded with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur Medal in recognition of her achievements as a leading businesswoman. Gri has also been named to Fortune magazine’s “International Most Powerful Women in Business” list for five consecutive years. Barbara Beck, Manpower President of EMEA, has been previously named to PINK’s Top 15 Women in Business – “The Innovators” list.
The list of the Top Companies for Women 2009 is featured in the magazine’s August/September/October issue.