Irvine-based Business Leader Honored for Innovative Entrepreneurial Ventures and Mentorship
Online PR News – 14-January-2014 – Irvine, Calif. – Kim Shepherd, CEO of Decision Toolbox, has been honored with a prestigious “2014 Enterprising Women of the Year” award for demonstrating leadership and growth in business, as well as for her penchant for mentoring and giving back to other female executives. Shepherd has more than 20 years of executive business experience and has been a prominent and involved member of the community her entire working life.
Sponsored by Enterprising Women magazine, the twelfth annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards received a record number of nominees worldwide. Award recipients were selected in one of six categories to become part of the national Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Class of 2014. Winners were selected based on business growth, commitment to mentoring or actively supporting other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship and role as a community leader. The award recognizes the finest female entrepreneurs globally and is considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for female business owners.
“I am excited and proud to be recognized as an ‘Enterprising Woman’ and to join an esteemed group of other leading female business leaders,” says Shepherd. “Inspiring and supporting other women in business has been one of my passions for many years, and is the reason I am such an advocate for organizations such as Girls Inc. and the National Association for Women Business Owners.”
Shepherd has been CEO of Decision Toolbox, a national on-demand recruiting organization with a 100 percent virtual workforce, for nearly 15 years. She is an active member of the Adaptive Business Leaders Executive Roundtable, National Association for Women Business Owners, Orange County (NAWBO-OC), National Human Resources Association and the Orange County Employment Management Association. She is also on the Board of Trustees for Girls Inc. of Orange County, is Board Chairwoman for Working Wardrobes Orange County and is a contributing member of Impact Giving. In 2013, she was honored by NAWBO-OC with the Remarkable Women award in the category of Innovator of the Year.
About Decision Toolbox
Founded in 1992, Decision Toolbox (DT) provides easily incorporated recruitment solutions for companies nationwide and maintains its standing as a reliable company by employing rigorous quality controls and a twelve-month candidate guarantee. By leveraging the latest tools and its knowledgeable and driven team, DT has become an in-demand company covering an expansive recruitment spectrum. DT has become an industry leader in part because of their ability to adopt the latest technologies as they become available, introducing an RPO offering in 2000, four years before it became industry practice.
DT is recognized as a “Thought Leader” by organizations such as SHRM, PIHRA, and the NHRA, and was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility in 2009, 2011 and 2012. DT is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified company, the Gold Standard. WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.