Randstad Canada donates $10,000 to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region,
in association with the Women Shaping Business program
Canadian women have played an increasingly important role in the fabric of Canadian workplaces. Today, women make up almost 50% of the workforce and in some provinces have a much lower rate of unemployment over men. Women are more educated, they are more likely to be working multiple jobs and yet they are still earning less money than men.
To open a discussion about this reality, Randstad Canada launched the Women Shaping Business program to curate the stories, and experiences of Canada’s most successful and inspiring women leaders.
Randstad wanted to build a platform for new female leaders to be recognized, and to do that they held a contest, wherein Canadians would nominate female leaders that they knew personally for the Women Shaping Business Award. From that contest and by an independent panel of judges, Carly Kuntz the owner and operator of the Water’s Spa, in Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario, was selected. She was nominated by local volunteer and friend Donna Diebel. Donna wrote a touching recount of Carly’s own entrepreneurship story, but also of the dutiful impact she’s made in our community.
Randstad Canada’s President Tom Turpin visited Anselma House with Carly and Donna and said “It is my pleasure and sincere honour to make this donation on behalf of Randstad Canada. Women are the foundation of not only countless families, but of communities, businesses organizations and society. The programs and services offered by Anselma House provide an invaluable service to the community of Kitchener and Waterloo, as it does associated with the United Way in its broad goals nationally. I would like to thank Donna Diebel for bringing the great works and efforts of Ms. Kuntz, proprietorship and community work to our attention and it is again my honour to present this cheque with both of these women here today to this wonderful organization.”
Mary Zilney, CEO of Women’s Crisis Services, welcomed Kuntz, Diebel, Turpin and guests from Randstad and was grateful for both the research and Women Shaping Business program, and the financial support. “On behalf of Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region; board of directors, management, staff, and women and children we serve, I applaud Randstad for their leadership, generosity and creativity. As the only agency of its kind in Waterloo Region with a primarily female workplace, we commend you on the launch of the Women Shaping Business Program. Congratulations to Carly Kuntz who so deservedly was selected as the winner this year. A very special thanks to Donna for choosing Women’s Crisis Services as the recipient of the $10,000. Our client occupancy continues to increase, yet our funding remains stagnant. We are so grateful for this substantial donation. We are excited to have collaborated with Randstad, Donna and Carly in partnership to help women and their children move beyond violence.”