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Upwork’s CEO And Chief People Officer Both Named To Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2020 Global Power 150: Women In Staffing List

The annual list honors female leaders who have a significant impact on the global staffing industry

Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the world’s largest work marketplace, today announced that Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has named its President and CEO Hayden Brown and Chief People Officer Zoë Harte to the 2020 Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing list.

Now in its sixth year, the Global Power 150 list recognizes female leaders making significant contributions to shaping the global staffing industry. According to SIA, “These are women from various backgrounds who are making a difference… Our honorees are building new companies, products, divisions and creating a future of work where women and men can thrive.”

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As President and CEO of Upwork, Hayden Brown propels the world of work forward by providing a transformational new way of working that unlocks the potential of Upwork’s customers. The company’s vision is to place independent talent at the heart of every business, and businesses have increasingly turned to Upwork to build a dynamic virtual talent bench of remote independent professionals from around the globe.

As the pioneer of the work marketplace space, Upwork has long been building capabilities and tools for a world now increasingly ready to use them, and Brown is laser-focused on how the company can continue to power its customers’ progress. Brown’s other SIA recognitions include the 2020 Staffing 100 and 40 Under 40, which highlight leaders making an impact with their strategic vision.

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“I’m honored to be included in this list,” said Brown. “At Upwork we are committed to helping both businesses and independent professionals unlock their true potential, and this recognition further validates that vision. On behalf of everyone here at Upwork, we look forward to empowering more people to gain control and freedom over their businesses and careers.”

As Chief People Officer, Zoë Harte drives talent strategy and innovation at Upwork. She implements innovative management approaches and focuses on building a mission-driven culture for Upwork’s team of employees and global network of freelancers. At the core of Harte’s innovation is leveraging the same transformational new way of working that Upwork’s clients do – approximately two-thirds of the company’s internal talent is comprised of freelancers from Upwork’s work marketplace. This is her fourth consecutive year on the Global Power Women in Staffing list.

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