TACOMA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TrueBlue (NYSE:TBI), one of America’s largest industrial staffing companies and a global leader in recruitment process outsourcing, was recognized at the Women’s Forum of New York’s 2017 Breakfast of Corporate Champions for gender diversity in its boardroom.
The Corporate Champion award recognizes the Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 companies where women have a significant presence on the corporate board.
“Having a board that is inclusive and represents different backgrounds means the important discussions we have better reflect the broad diversity of our customers, employees and communities,” TrueBlue CEO Steve Cooper said. “It ensures that we are seeing a wide variety of perspectives when we make decisions, and we’re honored to be recognized for our effort with a Corporate Champion award.”
“Having women constitute a third of our board puts TrueBlue among the upper tier of companies working toward gender balance in the boardroom,” said TrueBlue Director Bonnie Soodik, who was present to accept the Corporate Champion award. “By highlighting companies such as TrueBlue that have chosen to place women on their boards, the Women’s Forum of New York is helping accelerate the growth of women directors at America’s largest companies.”
The award was presented at the Breakfast for Corporate Champions on Nov. 14. The event featured a discussion by the country's leading CEOs about why women in the boardroom is a strategic business imperative and how to make it happen.
TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients create growth, improve efficiency and increase reliability. TrueBlue connected over 815,000 people with work during 2016 in a wide variety of industries through its PeopleReady segment offering industrial staffing services, PeopleManagement segment offering onsite workforce management and PeopleScout segment offering Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Service Provider (MSP) solutions.