randstad’s WIRED business resource group forms national volunteer alliance with Girls on the Run 



ATLANTA – Dec. 1, 2016 – Randstad US announced today an alliance with Girls on the Run International and their Women in Randstad Empowering Development (WIRED) Business Resource Group. As one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the country, Randstad US is committed to giving back to local communities, and now WIRED members can volunteer with their local Girls on the Run council.

“Girls on the Run envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams,” said Theresa Miller, Girls on the Run vice president of partnerships and development. “We’re incredibly thankful for the Randstad WIRED members who support this vision and will help Girls on the Run inspire girls from coast to coast.”

Randstad WIRED and Girls on the Run share a passion for collaboration, social responsibility, diversity, inclusion and empowerment, as well as providing girls with the tools they need to build confidence and lead a purposeful, thriving life. As a member of Girls on the Run national volunteer alliance, Randstad can support local councils in a variety of ways, including volunteering at program sites and at Girls on the Run 5K events. 

“Randstad’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a part of the company’s fabric since our founding,” said Phyllis Finley, executive vice president, diversity & inclusion, Randstad North America. “The Girls on the Run mission, vision and core values are well-aligned with WIRED’s belief in diversity and corporate social responsibility. We are thrilled to partner with such an incredible organization and together, make an even bigger impact on the lives of these young women.”

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the lives of thousands of girls each year. Trained volunteer coaches lead small teams of girls using an intentionally designed curriculum that includes fun team activities, dynamic discussions and running games. Participants are inspired to recognize their power and potential through lessons that focus on personal development, teamwork and contribution to their communities. 

Girls on the Run, a nonprofit physical activity-based youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade, is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and serves more than 200,000 girls annually in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

To get involved with Girls on the Run in your area, find your local council at https://www.girlsontherun.org/Find-a-Council

To learn more about Randstad’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, visit https://www.randstadusa.com/about/corporate-social-responsibility/.  

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About Randstad US 
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 Girls on the Run
Much more than a running program, Girls on the Run inspires girls in 3rd – 8th grades to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through a 10-week curriculum that includes dynamic discussions, activities and fun running games. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k event. Learn more at www.girlsontherun.org

 



Media Contacts: 
Carrie Hanson
Girls on the Run International Vice President of Marketing and Communications 
704.837.0108
chanson@girlsontherun.org 

Madison Southall
Randstad PR Manager 
954.308.6213
madison.southall@randstadusa.com