HR Collaborative at 2022 Pillar Awards

We’re Honored to Be Recognized for Our Women Leadership

We’re honored to announce two recent awards recognizing our efforts to empower women in the workplace!

The Women’s Resource Center selected HR Collaborative as one of two honorees for the 32nd Annual Pillar Awards. And the Grand Rapids Business Journal (GRBJ) has selected our founder and president Beth Kelly as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan.

32nd Annual Pillar Awards

Since 1987, the Women’s Resource Center has held the Pillar Awards to showcase the significant efforts of West Michigan employers who are pillars of support for working women. Honorees are organizations that have implemented best practices that empower women at work.

HR Collaborative was selected for our progressive and inclusive practices to improve working women’s recruitment, retention, and advancement. In particular, the Women’s Resource Center cited our HR Flex Professional model, in particular, for the opportunities it provides women to continue advancing their careers while also managing family and personal commitments.

50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan

For 25 years, GRBJ has recognized 50 of the most influential women in West Michigan.  And this year, our founder, visionary, and president Beth Kelly was one of them!

Honorees represent a broad cross-section of industries and organizations and are leaders in the West Michigan business community. The GRBJ’s editorial department selected them based on community involvement, leadership capabilities, depth of responsibility, and participation in mentoring other women.

GRBJ’s editorial department selected Beth for the impact she’s had on the region by founding and growing HR Collaborative as well as her volunteer work in the community. (Read Beth’s featured profile here.)

“We are honored to be recognized for our business success and our contribution to the world of work for women,” said Beth. “These awards validate and fuel our efforts to make work better for everyone.”

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