HONG KONG SAR, 20 FEBRUARY 2020 - Ahead of International Women’s Day this year, Randstad, a global recruitment and talent solutions firm, is proud to announce that Nikki Gao has received the 2019 national ATHENA leadership accolade.


nikki’s journey with randstad

Nikki joined Randstad China in 2017 and was quickly promoted to Managing Director of Greater China at the end of 2019. In her role, Nikki oversees talent recruitment and employer branding solution services across mainland China and Hong Kong.

Randstad China has experienced rapid growth and attributed a number of successes to Nikki Gao’s leadership capabilities. As a wife and mother, Nikki is an empathetic yet entrepreneurial and assertive leader, driving both business growth and Randstad’s ambitious HR innovation agenda in parallel. She attributes her success in the industry to her employees and the people whom she had developed a strong relationship with.

Encouraging other women to break the ‘glass ceiling’ and take on new challenges, Nikki said, “When we face difficulties, we are usually fearful. We are apprehensive of the future because of ambiguity. The best way to overcome this fear is to move forward - by taking small steps, albeit a faster pace. Continue to put one foot in front of the other and take it one step at a time.”

Nikki is also the commissioner of the first Political Consultative Conference of Shanghai Jing‘an District and the vice-president of Shanghai’s talent service industry association  (SHRCA). Prior to Randstad, Nikki held several roles within the HR industry and was also a founder of a HR technology start-up.


about the award

The ATHENA Leadership Award is unique in both scope---local, national and international---and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman ---or man--- who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

China’s professional women’s learning and social platform, She Power, has been presenting the ATHENA International Leadership in China ® Award since 2017.


高蕾女士荣获2019 ATHENA 国家级领导力奖 

任仕达香港地区,2020年2月20日-今年国际妇女节前夕,作为全球专业的提供招聘及人力资源综合解决方案的人力资源服务公司,任仕达与你分享任仕达大中华区董事总经理高蕾女士(Nikki Gao)荣获2019 ATHENA 国家级领导力奖的喜讯


高蕾女士的任仕达之旅

高蕾女士于2017年加入任仕达中国,并于2019年底晋升为任仕达大中华区董事总经理,全面负责中国大陆和香港地区的运营管理及战略发展。

在她的领导下,任仕达中国业务发展迅速。作为妻子以及母亲,她在生活中富有同理心;作为领导者,她在工作上极具企业家精神和决断力。她不仅推动着公司业务增长,也推动着任仕达远大愿景的实践。这些成就,她归功于团队的鼎力支持以及行业影响力。

高蕾女士经常鼓励女性要打破“职场天花板”,敢于接受新挑战。她表示:“面对困难,我们习惯性地畏惧。最好的办法是迎难而上,向前一步。我们的节奏起初可以是小步前行,但必须要快,步子虽小,但可以帮助我们快速地调整并确定方向,永不止步

高蕾女士现担任上海市静安区第一届政治协商会委员、上海人才服务行业协会副会长,在加入任仕达之前,曾担任多家人力资源服务企业高管,并创办人力资源科技公司。


奖项介绍

ATHENA 国家级领导力奖基于希腊女神雅典娜理念诞生,不论在地区、国家,还是国际层面都是独一无二的。为了表彰在专业领域、社区服务等方面积极协助女性取得卓越成就和领导力的杰出女性,ATHENA®设立了ATHENA®国家级领导力奖。

2017年,中国职业女性学习成长平台She Power获得ATHENA International在中国颁发ATHENA® 领导力奖的独家授权,以表彰在传播女性领导力有着杰出贡献的中国女性领袖,并且利用榜样力量激励更多中国女性充分发挥自己的潜力


media contact

Rena Tan
Regional Marketing and Communications Director, Greater China & Southeast Asia 
rena.tan@randstad.com.sg 

Shannon Xiang
Senior Marketing Manager, China
shannon.xiang@cn.randstad.com 

Alistar Lien
Regional Communications Manager, Southeast Asia
alistar.lien@randstad.com.sg

about randstad

Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry. We support people and organisations in realising their true potential. We do this by combining the power of today's technology with our passion for people. We call it Human Forward. 

Our recruitment services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions, including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programmes and outplacement. 

Randstad has active operations in 38 markets around the world and has top-three positions in almost half of these. In 2019, Randstad had on average 38,280 corporate employees and 4,861 branches and Inhouse locations. In 2019, Randstad generated revenue of €23.7 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.

For more information, see www.randstad.com.