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Written by CIO Executive Council on Oct 10, 2015

Advancing Women in Leadership Award

Advancing Women in Leadership Award: Honoring Organizations for Their Commitment to Women Leaders

BOSTON – October 15, 2015

The CIO Executive Council (CEC), a professional services company and business unit of International Data Group (IDG), announced today the launch of its Advancing Women in Leadership Award, in concert with its inaugural sponsor, Randstad US, The Award honors corporations and institutions that have effectively enhanced representation of women in leadership positions.

“Our goal is to engage enterprises to proactively recruit, develop and advance women in leadership-track careers, and accrue the many benefits of greater workforce and leadership diversity,” said Pam Stenson, president of the CIO Executive Council. Enterprises can earn an Advancing Women in Leadership award for successful initiatives such as:

  • Recruiting programs for disciplines in which they are typically under-represented—information technology, security, finance and other functions
  • Fast-track or other leadership development programs targeting women managers
  • Partnerships with academia, such as internship programs for women
  • Initiatives to interest girls or young women in science, technology, engineering and math studies and related careers

Our judges, experts and business leaders, will use criteria incorporating scope, results, sustainability and impact on the enterprise. The nomination deadline is Jan. 5, 2016. Visit for the online nomination form

“Our ‘Refine Your Power’ career lab, taking place today at Suffolk University in Boston, is the perfect forum for the CEC and our sponsor Randstad to announce this award,” says Stenson. Prominent female leaders and rising stars are coming together to learn tactics for integrating work, life and play. Based on the book The Orange Line, this curriculum helps women leaders apply strategies that ultimately benefit themselves and the organizations they support.”

For more information, contact Kim Crawford, community manager for the CEC’s Women in Leadership program at or 508.766.5694.

About The CIO Executive Council (CEC):

Believing in a members- first approach, CIO Executive Council provides strategic leadership development for the transforming c-suite at the world’s most Influential and evolving organizations.

About Randstad US:

Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22.9 billion global provider of HR services. As one of the largest staffing organizations in the United States, Randstad provides temporary, temporary-to-hire and permanent placement services each week to over 100,000 people through its network of more than 900 branches and client-dedicated locations. Employing over 5,300 recruiting experts, the company is a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and projects and workforce solutions within the areas of Engineering, Finance & Accounting, Healthcare, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Manufacturing & Logistics, Office & Administration, Pharma and Sales & Marketing.

Learn more at and access Randstad’s panoramic U.S. thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.