Leslie Vickrey

Founder & CEO,

ClearEdge Marketing

Following in the footsteps of my own grandmothers, mother and the many other women who have supported my career over the years, creating opportunities for the next generation of female leaders to rise up is a personal mission of mine. Joining forces with the Dress for Success’ Your Hour, Her Power campaign will help open the door for more women to join the workforce and be the change we need to see with more women in the c-suite, on boards and starting their own businesses.

Leslie Vickrey is a marketing expert, business advisor, and investor who began her career with McDonald’s Corporation and found a niche in technology and talent as the head of marketing for Spherion’s technology division.

She founded ClearEdge Marketing in 2006, which is now a go-to, fully integrated marketing agency for talent and technology firms. Leslie’s impact in the HR, tech, and marketing communities far exceeds her day-to-day work as CEO. Passionate about the importance of diversity, Leslie is a frequent speaker on the topic and even co-founded ARA, an organization that seeks to attract, retain, and advance women in technology — 6,000 people strong.

Most recently, Leslie published a book called Together We Rise with 14 other female executives. She is part of the Women Business Collaborative Staffing Leadership Council; is a member of American Staffing Association’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advocacy Council; is on the Board of Directors for Chicago Innovation, New ERA ADR, and Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration; was recognized as one of Chicago’s 100 most compelling innovators and entrepreneurs; was named to Staffing Industry Analysts DEI & Influencer list two years running; is part of the UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; and was named one of the Enterprising Women of the Year.

Leslie is a contributor to industry publications such as Recruiting Daily and Entrepreneur, a frequent industry speaker, and is host of the executive women in recruitment podcast, TheEdge.

Leslie Vickrey

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