The Lady Leaders
Book Club

Powerful Stories, Pivotal Moments and Personal Journeys to Help Other Women Succeed

Formed by a group of 15 female staffing industry leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Lady Leaders Book Club served as a support network of women redefining personal and professional priorities during a chaotic time. 

Through The Lady Leaders Book Club, they found strength, devotion, acceptance and true friendship—all of which inspired their book: Together We Rise. Featuring stories of women who have worked and strived to be the best in their field, its purpose is to inspire others to be the best, knowing they are never alone. 

Prefer an audio book? Hear the book narrated by every author.

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In coming together, the Lady Leaders found ways to guide and support each other as they all navigated their new normal.

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Meet the lady leaders

The Lady Leaders Book Club is comprised of 15 female leaders in the staffing industry. Get to know these trailblazers.

Joanie Bily

Joanie Bily

Chief Experience Officer, EmployBridge

Kelly Boykin

Founder, Growth Curve Advisory

Sue Burnett

Founder & President, Burnett Specialists & Choice Specialists

Kendra Cato

Founder, Cato Consulting

Beth Delano

COO, Paramount Staffing

Rhona Driggs

CEO, Empresaria Group plc

Anna Frazzetto

Global Chief Revenue Officer, Airswift

Ericka Hyson

Founder & CEO, Hyson Advisory

Lauren B. Jones

Founder & CEO, Leap Consulting Solutions

Janette Marx

CEO, Airswift

Robin Mee

President & Founder, MeeDerby

Kimberly Pope

COO, WilsonHCG

Joyce Russell

President, Adecco Group US Foundation

Leslie Vickrey

Founder & CEO, ClearEdge

Ursula Williams

COO, Staffing Industry Analysts

Conference Sessions and Workshops

Carrying the banner forward, members of the Lady Leaders Book Club will be speaking at and attending upcoming industry events, conferences and workshops. Find out where you can hear from a Lady Leader and subscribe to our mailing list to get notified about upcoming appearances.

Upcoming Events

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The Power of Women Supporting Women to Achieve Equality 

The Lady Leaders Book Club – Our Mission

The staffing industry, like many male-dominated industries, is diverse and inclusive at the entry level, with 48% female representation. That drops to just 21% at the C-Suite level and to just 4% for women of color. It’s past time to change these statistics. 

The Lady Leaders Book Club hopes to break down stereotypes, instill confidence and encourage the next generation of leaders to rise up. It is a rally cry for women to support other women and all allies to support the underrepresented. 

Together We Rise – A Rally Call 

Every Together We Rise reader who is inspired to rise up in support of the underrepresented will help create more equitable workspaces. Proceeds from book sales will be dedicated to nonprofit organizations that focus on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion of the underrepresented. 

The initial recipient is the American Staffing Association’s Women in Leadership Scholarship Program, which aims to raise the visibility of women in the staffing industry as well as provide scholarships that cover registration fees for high-profile industry events.

In Their Own Words

Praise for Together We Rise

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