Welcome to a new episode of Detroit Is THIS, a podcast hosted by Ivana Kalafatic, founder of Detroitisit. The show follows thought leaders, community change agents, makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs as they share their personal and professional stories.
Through these conversations, we’ll explore opportunities and solutions for the new times we find ourselves in.
In Episode #5, Ivana speaks candidly with Cindy Pasky, Founder, President, and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions, who founded the company in 1990 with four benchmarks that became the corporate pillars of S3 and set the bar high for what a corporation should do; create jobs; offer people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life; and make community and charity work a core part of the company’s business.
Pasky reflects on her leadership and S3’s actions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, how the company never missed a beat, and the true ability to make an informed decision to demonstrate that you can care about your community and engage with the city while building a successful and profitable business.
While navigating and adopting the work from home style 2020 has brought to the table, Pasky shares on Detroit Is THIS that the S3 leadership team was very intentional and overly communicated with employees The message was S3 is not stopping and S3 would capitalize on the opportunities on the table that involved working with essential businesses. Thus leading to success, S3 was able to add over 500 positions within the company and keep everybody working.
STRATEGIC BUSINESS MOVES
Ivana and Cindy discuss the hardships of running a business, the reality of 2020, leadership, the sacred opportunities women in the United States have, and how Pasky has lead S3 to success in over 14 countries and 4,000 employees. All important pieces to the result of S3 being named among the Top 25 woman-owned businesses in the nation by Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine and ranked as a Top Diversity-owned Business in Michigan by diversitybusiness.com.
Tune in now and subscribe to Detroit Is THIS where you normally would listen to all your podcasts to learn more about Detroit’s thought leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs!