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Decision Toolbox CEO Breaks Glass Ceiling for Women, Receives Family Matters Award

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Kim Shepherd, CEO of award-winning recruiting firm Decision Toolbox, will be recognized by WomanSage with a Family Matters award for her outstanding commitment to creating a successful – yet unconventional – business model for moms.  Shepherd will be honored alongside 11 remarkable community and business leaders at the annual Family Matters awards dinner on Nov. 10, at the Centre Club in Costa Mesa.

“Women are the heart and soul of our community – whether they’re parents, employees or trusted confidantes,” said Shepherd. “At Decision Toolbox we’re focused on maintaining an environment in which women can excel at their jobs and in their personal lives. I’m honored to share this award with an array of Orange County women who inspire me personally.”

Shepherd, a 22-year industry veteran, oversees more than 100 virtual employees around the world, 70 of which are women. In addition to being an unconventional businesswoman, she is a strong supporter of Orange County nonprofit and community organizations. Shepherd is currently the board chair of Working Wardrobes. Since 2007, she also has been a member of Orange County United Way’s Women’s Philanthropy Fund and previously served on the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Orange County and was an active member of Impact Giving.

“Successful business leaders like Kim are breaking down barriers for women, and are examples of the everyday heroes who show us it is possible to achieve great things,” said Dr. Marilyn Ditty, president of WomanSage. “The business community as a whole can learn a lot from Kim – she is a trailblazer who embodies accomplishment.”

WomanSage is an Orange County-based nonprofit supporting women facing transitions and serious life challenges. The Family Matters award honors everyday women making significant professional contributions to improving the quality of lives for Orange County families. The annual black-and-white-themed event will begin at 5 p.m. with a silent auction followed by dinner and the awards program. Individual tickets are $50. For more information, visit


About Decision Toolbox
Founded in 1992, Decision Toolbox (DT) provides cost-effective, high quality and innovative recruitment solutions for companies nationwide. With unparalleled rigorous quality controls and a twelve-month candidate guarantee, DT has long set and surpassed industry standards. By leveraging the latest tools and its senior team of U.S. based recruiters, DT provides on-demand, scalable recruitment services for companies across more than 60 industries, filling more than 2,500 different job titles at an average of 5 to 10 percent cost per hire and an average time to present the winning candidate of 14 days.

DT is recognized as a thought leader by organizations such as SHRM, PIHRA, and the NHRA.  The company is a three-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, a seven-time winner of the prestigious HRO Baker’s Dozen list of On-Demand RPO Providers, and a four-time honoree of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies. DT is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified company, the Gold Standard. WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. In 2015, DT also was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women. For more information: visit Find Decision Toolbox on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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