Two Kforce Leaders Named Elite Women in Staffing


COO Kye Mitchell and Vertical President Mary Lynn Benners Recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts

November 19, 2019 - Kforce announced today that two of its female leaders, Chief Operations Officer Kye Mitchell and Vertical President Mary Lynn Benners, have been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list. In its fifth year, this list celebrates the most impactful and powerful women in the staffing industry. This is Mitchell’s second consecutive year being named and Benner’s first time on the list.

I am honored to be recognized among the industry’s most impactful leaders. I have the good fortune of working with exceptional professionals, including the teams, clients and consultants I interact with daily who continue to inspire and motivate me,” says Benners. 

Although women make up 55% of the staffing industry, only 40% of its leaders are women according to LinkedIn studies. The World Economic Forum reports closing the gender gap in the workforce could increase GDP by an average of 35%. The Global Power 150 aims to honor female leaders who are making a difference in the industry during a time when closing the gender gap is so critical.   

“Leadership is crucial to any organization and having two of our own outstanding female leaders named to such an admired list, speaks to the level of impact they have in the industry and at Kforce. We are proud to honor them today,” said Kforce CEO David Dunkel.   

“It’s an honor to be recognized alongside this influential group of women. I am proud of the work myself, Mary Lynn and many other leaders at Kforce do to make an impact on both our customers and the industry,” said Mitchell.

Mitchell is an unwavering supporter of women in the workforce. This year, she hosted a live webcast for Kforce associates and encouraged women to share their personal stories and professional experiences with each other. She actively advocates for women in STEM careers and spoke to the evolution of gender diversity in technology at Professional Diversity Network’s Women in Business and Technology Career Fair in Orange County, CA.  

Mitchell continues, “I hope to encourage others, especially the women in our firm, to step up and make a difference.”

About Kye Mitchell

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Kye Mitchell is Kforce’s Chief Operations Officer, responsible for $1.3 billion in annual revenue. She leads from the front and engages employees at every level to ensure successful results, which include winning Clearly Rated’s Best of Staffing this year in both the client and talent satisfaction categories, growing technology flex revenue 10% year over year in 2018 and driving stock to all-time highs in the last year. Mitchell assumed a change-agent role when the company shifted strategy in 2017, and Kforce continues to gain traction in its Statement of Work space through managed teams and solutions. In the past year, Mitchell also partnered with IT for the launch of the KFORCEconnect app, which allows people to refer friends and connect them directly to available jobs. 

About Mary Lynn Benners

As President of Kforce’s Financial Services and Healthcare Verticals, Mary Lynn Benners leads one of the firm’s largest sectors overseeing the functions that drive revenue and performance, ensuring employee alignment and service excellence, and creating effective delivery models and growth of profitable solutions. She’s responsible for establishing and executing a comprehensive sales and solutions strategy that generates close to $200 million in annual revenue. Under Benners’ leadership, Kforce has consistently been ranked top 3 supplier within some of the nation’s largest financial services and healthcare organizations. 

About Kforce

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