Celebrating the female suppliers who helped you shape your contingent workforce programs.

Women account for 58% of the American workforce, according to the US Department of Labor, but they are significantly outnumbered when it comes to leadership positions at top companies. The staffing industry is not that different: Women dominate it at the branch-office level, but these numbers are not reflected in the C-suites. For instance, our 2018 Staffing 100 had 20 women on it in 2018, while the 2017 list included 22.

There’s obviously more to be done. And efforts are being made in different quarters. Recently, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill requiring publicly held companies headquartered in the Golden State to have at least one woman on their boards by the end of next year — a first in the nation. The bill had been opposed by business groups arguing that imposing quotas would likely be unconstitutional.

At our end, we want the narrative to celebrate women, some established, others up and coming, who are influencing a rapidly evolving world of work. We first introduced this list in 2015, honoring 50 women in North America and 50 internationally. This year, due to overwhelming nominations, we have expanding our list to include 100 women in the Americas and 50 internationally. The women comprising the Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing list have not just elevated the industry but have helped shape a $461 billion global staffing industry (based on 2017 revenue) by introducing new models of work — and by extension, have helped fuel the success of contingent workforce programs worldwide. Are your suppliers featured in the list? Read their stories and see the strides they are making in the world of work.