WorkN President, Ericka Hyson, Co-Authors Together We Rise
15 of the Staffing Industry’s Most Influential Women Share Personal Stories of Tragedy and Triumph in Business and Life

WorkN President, Ericka Hyson, co-authored a book, Together We Rise with fourteen female leaders in the staffing industry. The book is a collection of stories that recount pivotal moments in their lives, including struggles to rise up and stand out in an industry with too few women at its highest ranks. While the book’s launch coincided with International Women’s Day, the experiences shared and lessons learned celebrate the professional, socioeconomic and cultural achievements of women every day. 

Together We Rise exemplifies the power of women supporting women. It is the brainchild of an informal group of staffing industry leaders who came together during the pandemic and formed The Lady Leaders Book Club. They were united by a shared passion to lift up other women and fueled by the undercurrent of the unknown at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In coming together, they found ways to guide and support each other as they all navigated their new normal.

“When we started the Lady Leaders Book Club in March of 2020, the global pandemic was impacting every one of us personally and professionally in different ways. It was a time of so much uncertainty,” Hyson said. “Our monthly book club meetings provide a sacred, safe place to hold each other up, to share ideas, read books, learn, and grow. This book was born out of the bonds that we are building and our shared passion for advancing women. By sharing our personal stories, we hope to break down stereotypes, inspire confidence, and inspire others to join our cause.”

Together We Rise recounts the uplifting journeys of these 15 trailblazers:

Joanie Bily, President, RemX Staffing & Chief Workforce Analyst, EmployBridge
Kelly Boykin, Head of MSP, Real Staffing, SThree
Sue Burnett, Founder & President, Burnett Specialists & Choice Specialists
Kendra Cato, Director Enterprise Strategy, Bullhorn
Beth Delano, COO, Paramount Staffing
Rhona Driggs, CEO, Empresaria Group plc
Anna Frazzetto, Chief Digital Technology Officer, Tential
Ericka Hyson, President, WorkN
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 Marketing
Ursula Williams, COO, Staffing Industry Analysts 

The Lady Leaders Book Club intends to donate proceeds from the sale of the book 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. 

Published by Performance Publishing Group, Together We Rise is available on Amazon.