The Planet Group's Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Durham Named to SIA's Global Power 150 - Women in Staffing List

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — (November 17, 2020) — Carolyn Durham, Chief Operating Officer for The Planet Group, has been named by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, as one of the Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing for 2020. In its sixth year, this annual list recognizes women for their excellence as leaders and influencers in the global talent marketplace.

As COO of Planet, Durham is focused on driving operational efficiencies on a global scale, providing strategies and incentives to drive market expansion and revenue growth. Over the past two years, The Planet Group has acquired and successfully integrated five companies into its portfolio and has been named both a Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firm and a Largest US Staffing Firm. Durham has spent her career in workforce solutions and professional services. She started at a small, boutique firm in Indianapolis and over the last 18 years has held a variety of positions within recruitment, business development, project management and commercial operations.

SIA’s Global Power 150 list is not a ranking but a way to recognize women in leadership positions and to increase visibility for the important contributions women have made across the industry. From CEOs and entrepreneurs to division heads, technologists, workforce specialists, operational experts and legal professionals, this year’s honorees have helped to shape a $498 billion global staffing industry while paving the way for a more equitable future of work. The 2020 list includes 54 women, including Durham, who are being named to the list for the first time and spotlights many women for their roles in advancing digital/tech agendas, initiatives and processes that enhance and strengthen their businesses as well as ecosystem.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Their proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling / compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England. Learn more at