MILWAUKEE, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, ManpowerGroup has been recognized by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). This is the only national award honoring corporations for world class programs that level the playing field for WBEs to compete for corporate business. ManpowerGroup is one of just 32 corporations receiving the award, and one of only three to receive the award five times. ManpowerGroup will accept the award during a ceremony at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises taking place March 13-14, 2013, in Baltimore.
"Women business leaders have a profound impact on U.S. businesses and are essential to helping move the economy forward," said Jorge Perez, senior vice president, Manpower North America. "ManpowerGroup takes an active role in cultivating the leadership skills of women and diverse business owners to enhance equal access to opportunities and success, and we're honored to join the ranks of the WBENC honorees again this year."
ManpowerGroup's robust supplier diversity initiatives set the industry standard for engagement with women, minorities, veterans, disadvantaged, and small business owners. Particularly important to the program is the annual supplier diversity roundtable, which marked its 10th anniversary in 2012. The roundtable is considered an unsurpassed development opportunity for diverse suppliers in the staffing industry. Programs like the roundtable foster collaboration, ensuring that ManpowerGroup and the companies it partners with are leveraging the most innovative strategies to help clients win.
"One of the tenets of ManpowerGroup's TAPFIN managed service provider (MSP) offering is to help promote diversity from a supplier perspective," said Kip Wright, senior vice president, ManpowerGroup Solutions and member of the ManpowerGroup supplier diversity executive steering committee. "Diversity not only helps improve the quality of the services we provide, but it more accurately reflects the mix of resources in the market. WBENC has long stood for those same principles, and we are extremely pleased to receive this recognition."
For more information about ManpowerGroup's supplier diversity initiatives in the U.S., visit http://www.manpower.us/en/About-Us/Supplier-Diversity.htm.
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading advocate for, and authority on, Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation's corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation's leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with nearly 11,000 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 550 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, please go to www.wbenc.org.
About ManpowerGroup – United States
ManpowerGroup™ is an innovative workforce solutions company specializing in temporary and permanent recruitment, career management, outsourcing and HR consulting. Founded in 1948, Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup is a $22 billion company with offices in more than 80 countries and territories around the world. Each day, ManpowerGroup connects more than 630,000 people to meaningful work through its relationships with 400,000 clients worldwide. In the United States, ManpowerGroup operates more than 500 offices through its family of companies, including Manpower®, Experis™, ManpowerGroup™ Solutions and Right Management®. To learn more, visit www.manpowergroup.us and press.manpower.com.