MILWAUKEE, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup ( NYSE: MAN), the world's workforce expert, announced today that it has been named to the 16th annual list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). ManpowerGroup earned a Platinum distinction, reserved for companies in the top quartile that are setting higher standards for best practices, while driving innovation in all areas supporting WBEs.
"We are so proud of WBENC's Top Corporations, including ManpowerGroup, for choosing to set the standard for access and increase opportunities to women suppliers in new markets – both domestically and internationally," said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation's leader in women's business development. "WBENC-certified businesses in turn are able to fuel innovation and empower communities through economic growth and job creation."
America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses. The award highlights ManpowerGroup's commitment to increasing opportunity in markets – both domestically and internationally, fueling innovation and empowering communities through economic growth and job creation.
"ManpowerGroup has long been a promoter of diversity and gender parity, so it is an honor to receive this recognition from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council," said Kip Wright, Senior Vice President, Manpower North America. "When women represent half of the global talent pool yet remain largely underutilized – especially in leadership roles – we need to do everything we can to ensure women can participate in the workforce."
ManpowerGroup will be honored in front of an audience of more than 1,500 attendees at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises taking place March 22-24, 2016 in Phoenix.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 12,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC-Certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information about the annual America's Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises, visit http://www.wbenc.org/americas-top-corporations-for-wbes
ManpowerGroup® ( NYSE: MAN) is the world's workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions for nearly 70 years. As workforce experts, we connect more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day. Through our ManpowerGroup family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions – we help more than 400,000 clients in 80 countries and territories address their critical talent needs, providing comprehensive solutions to resource, manage and develop talent. In 2015, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the fifth consecutive year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible: www.manpowergroup.com.