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In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association is proud to present the Influential Woman and the Rising Woman awards, recognizing women in talent acquisition who make a difference in the life of their organizations, their teams and their clients.


The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association is proud to present the 4th Annual Women in Talent Acquisition Celebration. #WomenInTA

Women in staffing and recruiting continue to face gender and inequity issues.

The 2023 WBC benchmark survey showed “that women comprised a median of 66 percent of staffing firm internal staff, on par with 2022. However, they represented only half of executive positions and just 33 percent of board seats, the latter representing a drop of 3 percent year-over-year.” Additionally, the 2020 State of the Staffing Professional report found that women are 1.7x more likely than men to say that increasing the recognition they receive in their positions would improve their career growth. Overall, they are less likely than men to agree that they receive recognition for a well-done job. 


As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.”

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Together, we can be part of the solution by recognizing and empowering women in talent acquisition.

The Women in Talent Acquisition Celebration is a peer-recognition program that allows the talent acquisition community to spotlight remarkable women for their contributions to their organization, their team, and their clients. Since its launch in 2021, the program made such an impact on those recognized. “This is one of my favorites each year!,” said Sarah Peiker, CEO at Orion Talent. “There’s an inherent beauty in uniting to celebrate the achievements of talented women throughout all stages of their careers. It’s a powerful reminder of the collective strength and support within our industry.”

"Every action we take is another step toward equality–lists and recognitions included. The key is taking action to be the change we want to see in the world. There’s a pledge I love: I commit to one deliberate act a day to help another woman rise. I appreciate how the RPOA has taken this deliberate and vocal step to champion talented women across the talent acquisition space, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements and hearing their stories this March." -  Leslie Vickrey, CEO and Founder of ClearEdge


YOU can be part of the solution by recognizing women in talent acquisition.

Influential Woman in Talent Acquisition Award

The nominee must be a woman in a talent acquisition leadership role with more than five years of experience.

Rising Woman in Talent Acquisition Award

The nominee must be a woman in any role involved with talent acquisition solutions with five or less years of experience in the talent acquisition field.

Additional Qualifying Criteria

Individual recruiters and sourcers don't qualify for this program due to the prohibitive number of potential nominees. Nominations will be closed if reached one hundred submissions before February 21.

Important Dates

February 21, 2024 - Nominations close
March 1, 2024 - Nominees announced on RPOA's website
March 1-31, 2024 - Nominees announced on social media individually 

Don’t miss this opportunity. Take a minute to nominate a woman and tell her she’s making a difference. 


Nomination is now closed. We received 101 submissions. Thank you for all who contributed to this celebration. 

Check this web page again starting March 1st to see a list of all the wonderful women who were recognized by their peers. 




“As a woman-owned business, Broadleaf is grateful for RPOA’s continued recognition of women who are leading the talent acquisition industry. Women play a crucial role in making our workplaces more diverse, inclusive, innovative, and effective, and I look forward to celebrating their accomplishments.”

Lynne Marie Finn, President and CEO of Broadleaf Results

What happens when I make a nomination?

All nominees will be recognized by the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association.

The nominees will be listed on a special website along with information about why they were recognized. Each nominee will also receive a unique social media post with a unique graphic and message announcing their nomination.

Since its launch in 2021, the RPOA helped recognize hundreds of women who excel in their talent acquisition roles. Nominations come from peers and employers eager to provide this recognition and celebrate women during Women's History Month in March.  The women nominated were from different countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Argentina, and the United Arab Emirates

Check out #WIRPO and #WomenInTA to view some of the posts on LinkedIn.


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