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Jun 27, 2018

ManpowerGroup Global Diversity Officer Named One of 2018's Top Corporate Diversity Executives in the U.S.

Black Enterprise recognizes Chris Rowland for his significant contributions to creating a diverse workforce in its annual list of top influencers

MILWAUKEE, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup's (NYSE:MAN) Global Diversity Officer Chris Rowland has been named one of 2018's Top Corporate Diversity Executives by Black Enterprise for his contributions to creating a diverse workforce and inclusive culture.

Rowland leads ManpowerGroup's Diversity and Inclusion strategy across 80 countries and territories. He was appointed ManpowerGroup's Global Diversity Officer in 2016 the same year he was named as one of the most influential African Americans in Wisconsin - ManpowerGroup's home state. With over eight years of talent attraction and management experience, Rowland is a recognized expert in helping organizations build and leverage effective teams and attract top talent.

"Chris has made a tremendous impact advancing diversity and inclusion policies and ensuring ManpowerGroup is an organization where everybody is invited in and all perspectives are welcomed and valued," said Mara Swan, ManpowerGroup Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent. "His commitment and oversight of our Business Resource Groups including LGBTQI, young professionals, multicultural and women's advocacy ensure we have strong representation of diverse thinking that directly influences business outcomes. Through his promotion of gender equality globally, we're setting targets for conscious inclusion and truly shifting the needle. On behalf of ManpowerGroup, I want to congratulate Chris for this well-deserved accolade."

For more on ManpowerGroup's sustainability plan and commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit

Black Enterprise is a business and wealth-building resource for African Americans in the U.S. For the complete list and the full report of "Top Corporate Diversity Executives" visit:


ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while finding meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions – creates substantially more value for candidates and clients across 80 countries and territories and has done so for 70 years. In 2018, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the ninth year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies for the sixteenth year, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup is powering the future of work:

About Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise, your ultimate source to build Wealth for Life, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, Black Enterprise magazine provides 4 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, web content, and digital media. Visit for more information.

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