randstad North America CEO receives Bridge Award from Emory University’s Executive Women of Goizueta.

Linda Galipeau honored for paving the way for women in leadership roles. 

ATLANTA – Oct. 21, 2016 – Randstad US, one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the country, announced today that Linda Galipeau, CEO of Randstad North America, has received the 2016 Bridge Award from Emory University’s Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG) affinity group. 
Presented at the 13th annual Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, the Bridge Award recognizes a senior business leader who has a demonstrated track record of creating opportunities for others, championing diversity and producing results for the betterment of the workplace and community. The honoree must embody the value of the award through professional and personal accomplishments and is a pioneer, helping others bridge the gap between potential and achievement. 

“I am humbled to accept an award that so closely aligns with Randstad’s mission to shape the world of work,” said Linda Galipeau, CEO of Randstad North America. “We have taken many steps internally at Randstad to ensure that there is a diverse team of leaders in place, many of whom are women. I am grateful to the EWG leaders and community for this honor and for organizing an event for women to come together and encourage each other to remove barriers, promote diversity and develop into stronger leaders.”

“Linda personifies the Bridge Award in the actions she takes as the leader of our organization and I am thrilled she has received this recognition from EWG,” said Michelle Prince, SVP of talent management, Randstad North America. “Linda paves the way for women to advance in leadership positions at Randstad and is an inspiring role model outside the organization as well. She is committed to building a strong internal culture, investing in professional training programs, encouraging volunteerism, supporting leadership growth and enabling development and individual career paths for all employees. Linda also extends her commitment to building the professional development of others by volunteering her own time to corporate social responsibility initiatives.”

“Linda is an excellent recipient for this award. Not only is she breaking the glass ceiling in her role as CEO, but she’s creating a strong, internal culture where many members of her leadership team are female, and development and career paths are a priority. Externally, Linda helps female leaders to advance to leadership positions. She has hosted events that bring clients and prospects together to discuss how companies can build more diverse leadership teams, and armed attendees with actionable insights they can apply to their own career advancement. The Executive Women of Goizueta, an affinity group whose mission is to create a community that facilitates, promotes and inspires personal and professional leadership for alumnae of the Goizueta Business School of Emory University,” commented Lucy King, vice president of commercial markets at Appriss and president of EWG.

For more information about Randstad, visit www.randstadusa.com

For more information about the conference or Executive Women of Goizueta, contact emoryewg@gmail.com


About Randstad
Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $24.5 billion global provider of HR services. As one of the largest staffing organizations in the United States, Randstad provides temporary, temporary-to-hire and permanent placement services each week to over 100,000 people through its network of more than 900 branches and client-dedicated locations. 

Employing 5,300 recruiting experts, the company is a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions within the areas of engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, IT, legal, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration and sales and marketing. Learn more at www.randstadusa.com and access Randstad’s panoramic U.S. thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.

About the Executive Women of Goizueta
The mission of the Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG) is to create a community that facilitates, promotes, and inspires personal and professional leadership for Goizueta women. EWG hosts a variety of annual events designed to help Goizueta women encourage each other to remove barriers, promote diversity, and develop into stronger leaders. These events include the Advancing Women in Leadership conference (www.etouches.com/ewg2016), a speaker series featuring business and academic experts, as well as networking opportunities and discussion forums. For more information, visit www.emoryewg.com

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McKenzie Naylor 

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