Kathy Hardy has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the Talent Acquisition and Staffing Industry. She has helped lead global staffing organizations ($10M to $280M in annual revenue) to success by incorporating coaching practices for emerging leaders and assembling highly interdependent specialized teams to fill thousands of staffing roles internationally. Driven by mission, she is also a serial entrepreneur with three successful social mission start-ups under her belt. She has served as the Co-Founder, CEO, and board member of YUPRO, PBC., a placement organization for graduates of Year Up. (A training program for non-college bound high school graduates.) In building that organization, Kathy and her team assisted over 3000 inner-city opportunity young adults to find meaningful careers. Her recent work in launching Discover through Kelly Services, Inc., allowed her to expand career support into several overlooked talent groups including neuro-diverse, disabled, racially diverse and economically under-served. Her consulting firm supports social mission placement organizations to scale and grow while ensuring top quality candidate support.
In both the nonprofit and for-profit world, her innovative models have not only driven business success but moved social mission initiatives forward.