ATLANTA, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad Technologies announced today a "Powered by WITI" partnership with Women in Technology International (WITI), the leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. As STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields continue to place greater emphasis on workforce diversity, the collaboration demonstrates Randstad Technologies' commitment to foster greater gender equality in the workplace and encourage female students of all ages to consider STEM education and careers.
"We believe increasing the number of women in technology, and especially in leadership roles, is essential for a vibrant and competitive economy," said Graig Paglieri, president at Randstad Technologies and Engineering. "With Randstad's knowledge and expertise in technology and staffing combined with WITI's progressive business programs, we will continue to support the advancement of female talent by inspiring women and girls to pursue careers and education in STEM."
According to Fortune, only five percent of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs, and a recent Randstad Engagement Study found that companies with women in leadership positions have a significant impact on recruiting and attracting top female talent. With the help of women leaders in various STEM fields at Randstad Technologies, the partnership with WITI opens the door for hosting conversations and sharing experiences from women, with women, about their roles and contributions to innovation and society as a whole.
"Randstad Technologies understands that the strategic value of breaking down the barriers between women, men and people of diverse backgrounds in the technology workforce, results in greater innovation and economic growth. We are excited to work with Randstad Technologies so the organization can leverage 'Powered by WITI's' platforms and programs to achieve its goals," said Carolyn Leighton, founder and chairwoman of WITI. "A career in technology is more than knowing how to code or be a software engineer. Randstad Technologies is a champion for talent across all demographics involved in innovation, encouraging and developing the tech leaders of tomorrow."
The partnership gives Randstad employees access to resources, including cobranded research papers, editorial content, webinars, newsletters and local events, among many other benefits.
Later this year, Randstad Technologies and WITI will release a co-branded industry survey that dives deeper into workplace culture and illuminates the current state of affairs for female professionals in STEM fields. Click here to see more information about the partnership.
About Randstad Technologies
For more than 30 years, Randstad Technologies has been connecting top companies around the world to expert technology talent. Our deep industry expertise and broad range of full-service capabilities—Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing—enable organizations to be agile, productive and ahead in the field with our wide network of specialists and flexible solutions. Randstad Technologies was recognized with Inavero's 2017 Best of Staffing® Talent Satisfaction Award, and for the fourth consecutive year, the company received Inavero's Best of Staffing® Client Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit www.randstadtechnologies.com.
Randstad North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a € 20.7 billion global provider of HR services. Through its unique approach of delivering HR innovation with human interaction at the center, Randstad secures and manages a workforce of more than 100,000 people for thousands of clients each week. As a trusted partner in the post-digital world of talent, Randstad advances the careers and business success of our candidates and clients through a combination of the best of high-tech and high-touch processes.
Employing over 6,500 recruiting experts through approximately 1,100 offices and client-dedicated locations, Randstad North America provides 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.
Founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, WITI (Women in Technology International) is a leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. For nearly 30 years, WITI has consistently been a clear voice advocating women's contributions to the tech industry, inspiring them to pursue STEM careers and actively working with corporate partners to create a culture of equality. To learn more, please visit witi.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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