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







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 


Shannon Xiang

Senior Marketing Manager, China


Alistar Lien

Regional Communications Manager, Southeast Asia


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.