Manpower Named One of PINK Magazine’s Top Companies for WomenBurlington, VT August 18, 2008 – Manpower was the only employment services company to be named one of PINK magazine’s 2008 “Top Companies for Women”. PINKs annual ranking recognizes the prominent role of women at Manpower, particularly in top leadership roles.”Seventy percent of employees in the U.S. organization at manager-level and above are women,” said Amanda Niklaus, of Manpower’s Burlington, VT office. “PINK’s listing recognizes Manpower’s dedication to fostering a culture diverse in thought and experience, and honors the women who provide these strengths.”PINK solicited nominations from U.S.-based companies and evaluated respondents on:· Power – the number of women in board seats and C-suites, and with P&L responsibility;· Pipeline – leadership training, mentoring and coaching programs designed to retain and advance talented women; and· Pay – evidence of pay equity, including the percentage of women in the top fifth of the organization’s payroll.”These companies are true leaders in the advancement of women,” says PINK’s founding editor, Cynthia Good. “They all realize that moving women to the top goes beyond issues like maternity leave and flextime. It’s also about giving women real authority to change the corporation and achieve their career dreams.”The list of the Top Companies for Women will be featured in the magazine’s September/October issue that hits newsstands August 26. Manpower has been a part of the Vermont community for 42 years and currently serves more than 40 area businesses.About Manpower of Burlington, VTManpower of Burlington is a leader in the employment services industry; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. The company offers employers a range of services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. The focus of Manpower’s work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. More information about Manpower is available at us.manpower.com/pressroom.###
Unseeded Russian Vesnina thrashed Slovakian 19th seed Cibulkova 6-2 6-2 in the remaining quarter-final on court one.Venus Williams showed she remains a real threat on the All England Club grass with an impressive win over world number 96 Shvedova.The champion in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008 made it through to her first Grand Slam semi-final since the 2010 US Open.At 36, she is the oldest major semi-finalist since Martina Navratilova finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 1994.“I love playing the game,” said Venus Williams, who slipped outside the world’s top 100 in 2011 after being diagnosed with the immune system disease Sjogren’s Disease. “When you’re winning matches it makes it that much sweeter.”The American, who played her first Wimbledon in 1997, recovered from losing an early break to win the opening set tie-break from 5-2 down.She then dominated the second set, racing into a 5-1 lead and holding off signs of a Shvedova comeback to serve out the win.“What a tough day on the court,” Venus added. “The tie-breaker, it felt like she would win. I felt like my opponent was on fire.“I felt like the crowd enjoyed all the great points. She got them involved in the last game. We gave them good tennis today.”Serena Williams’ presence in the semi-finals is far less of a surprise than that of her sister, but the world number one needed to be at her best to see off Pavlyuchenkova.The American, 34, converted the only two break points of a desperately tight contest, the first with a crushing backhand return in the opening set, the second thanks to a Pavlyuchenkova double fault in the second.Williams, the six-time and defending champion, fired down 11 aces and 29 winners as she closes in on a 22nd Grand Slam singles title.“It was good,” she said. “I am excited to be able to win and get through, it felt really good. I knew Venus was up 5-1 and then I saw (the result) on the court (scoreboard), so I was like ‘Yay’.“I am just trying to win my match. I knew I had a tough opponent and one thing I have learnt this year is just to focus on the match.”Vesnina completely dominated against Cibulkova, who appeared to run out of energy after a successful run that began with winning the Eastbourne title ahead of Wimbledon.The Slovakian can at least take comfort that she does not have to postpone her wedding, which can now go ahead as planned on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Five-time champion Venus Williams on Tuesday reached the Wimbledon 2016 semi-finals for the first time since 2009 with victory over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova.Eighth seed Williams – at 36 the oldest Grand Slam semi-finalist for 22 years – beat unseeded Shvedova 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.An all-Williams final remains possible after top seed Serena beat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-4.In Thursday’s semis, Serena will play Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Venus will take on Germany’s Angelique Kerber.“We don’t really talk too much about it but we are playing doubles later, so we are just happy to be in the semi-finals,” Serena told BBC Sport.Asked about a potential final meeting, she added: “It will be great. Venus is such a tough opponent I want her to win so bad – not in the final if I am there, but if I’m not, I do.”Kerber, the fourth seed, beat Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep 7-5 7-6 (7-2) in the opening match on Centre Court.