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As one of the few global, minority and women-owned staffing companies, Artech consistently maximize its clients' workforce solutions across the US and worldwide.
Artech is a Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certified by both the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) and the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Ranjini Poddar, Artech president, spearheads Artech's initiative to sponsor, participate and contribute to the diversity community. Ms. Poddar has been mentoring small minority- and women-owned business owners for years, and she has given lectures and participated on panels on numerous occasions for a variety of organizations and events.
Diversity is an important part of Artech's culture and philosophy, and the company has an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity. The diversity of Artech's workforce and subcontractors provides the competitive edge needed to continue to succeed in the global marketplace. Artech acknowledges that diversity includes any aspect of an individual that makes him or her unique and that having a workplace that is inclusive leverages the diversity of customers, markets and colleagues. In addition, diversity enables Artech to become an even more valued member of the communities in which the company and its employees live and operate. Artech values the role that diversity plays in every aspect of service delivery, recognizing that Artech's success as a global leader depends heavily upon qualified people. Artech is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability or veteran status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law.
In March 2009, Ms. Poddar participated on a panel on behalf of the New Jersey Innovates Conference, where an audience of over 300 business people, primarily small businesses, gathered to discuss business strategies for surviving and prospering during the current economic crisis. The panel discussion was titled, "Turning Hurdles into Opportunities," and was recorded by MSNBC.
Female Lecture at FDU Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
Also in March, Ms. Poddar delivered the 2009 Female Entrepreneur Lecture at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business / Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurial studies. Her well-attended lecture was aptly titled, Entrepreneurial Growth in a Challenging Economy. Soon after the success of the event, Ms. Poddar was invited to join and serve on the Advisory Board at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she has been serving ever since.
MBDA MED Week 2008
On August 28, 2008, Ms. Poddar, participated in a panel discussion as part of the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week 2008 Conference in Washington, DC. Ms. Poddar met with government delegates and participated in a panel discussion entitled Managing Global Strategic Relationships in front of an audience of 700 government representatives and minority business owners at the Regency Ballroom.
The 26th Annual Conference focused on Strategic Alliances in the Global Economy and was hosted by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The substance of the Conference will provide critical information to foster the growth and competitiveness of the minority business community. In addition to the State of Commerce Luncheon and the Annual MED Week Awards Gala, the Conference featured a Business EXPO, a Legislative Issue Briefing and multiple educational workshops.
SIA CWS Summit
Artech is proud to represent the diversity community as one of the few minority- and women-owned (MWBE) diversity suppliers to sponsor the annual Staffing Industry Analysts Contingent Worker Strategies Summit. Artech is a Pinnacle Sponsor for the SIA CWS Summit, which is the premier event in the staffing industry and to ever sponsor this exclusive event.