ManpowerGroup Named One of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for Fifth Consecutive Year

  ManpowerGroup Named One of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business
                    Enterprises for Fifth Consecutive Year

Women's Business Enterprise Council Recognizes ManpowerGroup for Innovative
Best Practices in Creating Partnerships with Female Entrepreneurs

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, March 1, 2013

MILWAUKEE, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For the fifth consecutive year,
ManpowerGroup has been recognized by the Women's Business Enterprise National
Council (WBENC) as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business
Enterprises (WBEs). This is the only national award honoring corporations for
world class programs that level the playing field for WBEs to compete for
corporate business. ManpowerGroup is one of just 32 corporations receiving the
award, and one of only three to receive the award five times. ManpowerGroup
will accept the award during a ceremony at the WBENC Summit & Salute to
Women's Business Enterprises taking place March 13-14, 2013, in Baltimore.


"Women business leaders have a profound impact on U.S. businesses and are
essential to helping move the economy forward," said Jorge Perez, senior vice
president, Manpower North America. "ManpowerGroup takes an active role in
cultivating the leadership skills of women and diverse business owners to
enhance equal access to opportunities and success, and we're honored to join
the ranks of the WBENC honorees again this year."

ManpowerGroup's robust supplier diversity initiatives set the industry
standard for engagement with women, minorities, veterans, disadvantaged, and
small business owners. Particularly important to the program is the annual
supplier diversity roundtable, which marked its 10^th anniversary in 2012. The
roundtable is considered an unsurpassed development opportunity for diverse
suppliers in the staffing industry. Programs like the roundtable foster
collaboration, ensuring that ManpowerGroup and the companies it partners with
are leveraging the most innovative strategies to help clients win.

"One of the tenets of ManpowerGroup's TAPFIN managed service provider (MSP)
offering is to help promote diversity from a supplier perspective," said Kip
Wright, senior vice president, ManpowerGroup Solutions and member of the
ManpowerGroup supplier diversity executive steering committee. "Diversity not
only helps improve the quality of the services we provide, but it more
accurately reflects the mix of resources in the market. WBENC has long stood
for those same principles, and we are extremely pleased to receive this

For more information about ManpowerGroup's supplier diversity initiatives in
the U.S., visit

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading
advocate for, and authority on, Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) as
suppliers and vendors to the nation's corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is
also the nation's leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and
operated by women, with nearly 11,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC
certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing
America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and
other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner
Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 550
member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at
business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations
and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information,
please go to

About ManpowerGroup – United States
ManpowerGroup^™ is an innovative workforce solutions company specializing in
temporary and permanent recruitment, career management, outsourcing and HR
consulting. Founded in 1948, Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup is a $22 billion
company with offices in more than 80 countries and territories around the
world. Each day, ManpowerGroup connects more than 630,000 people to
meaningful work through its relationships with 400,000 clients worldwide. In
the United States, ManpowerGroup operates more than 500 offices through its
family of companies, including Manpower^®, Experis^™, ManpowerGroup^™
Solutions and Right Management^®. To learn more, visit

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