For the first time in its 25-year history, Staffing Industry Analysts compiled a global list of women executives in staffing who are the industry’s best and brightest—The Global 100: Women in Staffing. Penmac President Paula Adams was chosen as one of the top 50 women in the staffing industry in the nation. Women on this list were chosen based on their leadership, creativity, and influence.
Staffing Industry Analysts started publishing a Top Staffing list in 2011, but this year decided to do a separate list specifically for women, noting that 57% of women participate in the labor force, compared to 69% of men. Staffing Industry Analysts noted that although the staffing industry employs a majority of females, that there are few women in leadership positions. This list was meant to bring attention to this gender gap. Originally, this list was called Global Power 50, but due to the large number of nominations, Staffing Industry Analysts expanded it to the Global Power 100.
Paula Adams, president of Penmac Staffing, was honored for her outstanding leadership. Adams joined Penmac in 1995, and worked in nearly every department before becoming vice president in 2001, and president in 2006. As president, Adams oversees more than thirty branches in nine states, guiding branch managers in sales, customer service, and problem solving. In addition to her role as Penmac Staffing president, Adams is influential in the community. She served eleven years on local school boards, and is currently active in Kiwanis, United Way, the Young Presidents’ Organization, and more. Through her work with Penmac and the community, Adams has influenced thousands of job seekers, supported local businesses, and has been an exceptional leader for the Penmac Staffing team.
Read more about The Global 100 list, and the 2015 honorees in the September issue of the Staffing Industry Review publication, or on the new Global Power 100 website at http://si100women.wpengine.com.