S3 CEO Cynthia Pasky and Gibbs S3 CEO Farida Gibbs Named As Global Power 100 Women in Staffing

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We have some very exciting news to share! Two of our S3 leaders have been honored by being included in the Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing.

Among the 100, there are policymakers, businesspersons, technologists, crusaders, leaders, etc., all wearing hats of different shapes and sizes. But there’s one thing they have in common: A love for promoting and shaping talent.

However, only a very small number make it to boardrooms and positions of leadership. On average, women comprise only 6% of board seats at the 27 public staffing firms in the United States.

Strategic Staffing Solutions CEO Cynthia J. Pasky and S3 Gibbs CEO Farida Gibbs have both been placed on this powerful list.

In case you didn’t know about Cindy or Farida, here’s a little background.

Farida Gibbs is CEO of privately held, WBE certified woman-owned business Gibbs S3. A multi-award winner, Gibbs has been consistently recognized for her work and achievements. She was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 at the RBS Asian Woman of Achievement Awards; named Business Woman of the Year in 2013 at the British Muslim Asian Awards; and was listed among the Top 30 Most Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs in the City of London in 2015. Gibbs sits on the Mosaic Advisory Board founded by HRH the Prince of Wales.

Cynthia J. Pasky set ambitious goals when she founded Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) in 1990. Over the ensuing years, the president and CEO transformed the startup into an international $264 million IT and business services company. S3 was named a top woman-owned business by Women’s Enterprise Magazine and a top diversity-owned business by DiversityBusiness.com. The company was also recognized as a Cool Place to Work by Crain’s Detroit Business and one of Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots by Corp! magazine. In addition to serving on numerous boards, Pasky was named 2014 Executive of the Year by the Detroit Executives Association.

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S3 President and CEO Cynthia Pasky Named ‘Executive of the Year’ By The Detroit Executives Association

We’re pleased to share some more great news. The Detroit Executives Association will honor our president and CEO Cynthia J. Pasky as its 2014 “Executive of the Year” at a luncheon Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC).

Cindy PaskyNow in its 33rd year, the annual Executive of the Year Award is presented to a business or community leader who exhibits exceptional leadership and devotion to the betterment of the Detroit area.

“S3 is a global IT and business services company that has 31 branch locations and 2,700 employees in the U.S. and Europe – and it’s all headquartered here in Detroit,” said Detroit Executives Association President Sam Giannola. “Cindy is committed to Detroit and the communities S3 serves globally. S3 and its global team contribute millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours each year. Cindy chairs the Detroit Downtown Partnership Board of Directors, and is a member of several other boards including Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.”

If you didn’t know, the Detroit Executives Association was founded in 1926 and is comprised of business owners and principal decision makers in and around the Detroit metropolitan area. The association was built on the premise that members will work together to promote not only their own business, but each member’s business, as well, through the exchange of leads at weekly meetings, held at the Detroit Athletic Club.

“S3 opened almost 24 years ago in Detroit with a mission to provide opportunities to our team, customers and communities and to help people change their stations in life,” said Pasky. “It is truly appreciated that the Detroit Executives Association doesn’t base their award purely on business success, but also on executives’ efforts to drive change in the communities they serve. I am truly honored to be recognized on behalf of the tireless work of the S3 team.”

Past “Executive of the Year” honorees include Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland, DTE Energy CEO Anthony Earley and ePrize CEO Josh Linker.

The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 with cocktails and lunch at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Learn more at http://www.detroitexecs.com.