Women in Staffing: How to Expand Your Network for Career Growth



In celebration of Women’s History Month, join the American Staffing Association for a talk about the value of a peer community and how to network to advance and support your career. Finding sponsors, mentors, and your own personal board of directors is essential to career growth. Hear from some of the 2022 Women in Leadership scholarship winners to learn how they found a community within their scholarship winner cohort and broadly within the industry after being recognized as a winner.

The panel will dive into advice they have for growing and expanding your network, networking tips (even if you’re an introvert), ways to identify a mentor who will challenge your growth, and ideas on how to give back to the staffing community that has supported you.



Minnette HostetlerMinnette Hostetler

Chief people and visionary officer, CT Assist

As a communicator and human relations specialist with more than 20 years of experience working with organizations to create and develop their systems and teams, Hostetler focuses on the growth of individuals within a framework of community that encourages high levels of performance and engagement, at a sustainable pace. CT Assist, with its emphasis on providing high-quality cardiac care and services, is an excellent setting for carrying out this work of creative development.


Cheryl CampanaroCheryl Campanaro

Director, customer success, Adecco

Campanaro got her start in staffing in 2018 and in 2021, she joined Adecco U.S. as a director of customer success. Her responsibilities in this role include overseeing a growing portfolio of international powerhouses in the consumer-packaged goods and fast-moving consumer goods space. With an engaging approach to the customer experience and a passion for people, Campanaro leverages her growing network within the global workforce solutions space to produce meaningful results that win the hearts and minds of her customers and peers.


Chloe GiffinChloe Giffin

Senior business development manager, Medix

Only six years into her career, Giffin is becoming a changemaker within the staffing industry through her steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the leader of Medix’s women’s impact group and a senior business development manager in the clinical research space, she seeks to create a space that welcomes transparency and vulnerability and allows for everyone to grow together. As a top producer at Medix, Giffin has had the opportunity to improve 500 lives by connecting top job seekers with the right employers, as well as assist teammates through mentorship, championing DEI, and being an advocate for mental health.


Madison KaldenbergMadison Kaldenberg

Delivery director, Akkodis

Kaldenberg has been working in the staffing industry since 2016, specifically in engineering and technology, starting out as a recruiter and working her way up to team lead, delivery manager, and now director of delivery at Modis/Akkodis. As a director she is responsible for driving results and strategizing innovative ways to exceed the clients’ needs by collaborating with internal resources and the client. Kaldenberg also assists in running the new hire training for all recruiters by coordinating orientations, trainings, and continued learning throughout a recruiter’s tenure.


Kristy PierceKristy Pierce

Senior director, finance and accounting, Belflex

Pierce has worked in accounting for more than 10 years and was appointed to her current position in June 2022. Pierce leads all strategic financial initiatives, focusing on establishing internal controls and policies, budgeting, forecasting, risk assessment, community outreach, financial planning and analysis, and identifying accounting and financial technology solutions that build connections between front-office business operations and back-office functions. Pierce values looking at the big picture, both within BelFlex and in the external business community, so she can help build the company for a sustainable future.


Celeste RandallCeleste Randall

National director of service and implementation, Staffmark

A six-year staffing veteran, Randall currently serves as the national director of service and implementation for Staffmark. She specializes in on-site programs for high-volume light industrial and call center clients, and she has also served as a backend product administrator for recruiting technology. A project management professional (PMP) and certified scrum master (CSM), Randall is passionate about introducing agile principles into staffing processes and creating efficient recruiting and operational practices. Her dedication to the staffing industry extends into her free time, as she has formed an organization called Project: 1nclusion (1nclusion.org), a program that provides free mentorship, training, and job placement assistance to underrepresented professionals looking to enter the staffing and recruiting industry.

This program is presented by the ASA Women In Leadership Interest Group and its sponsors:

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