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Rika Coppens, CEO of the European HR services group House of HR worldwide, is among the 50 most important women in the world of human resources. This has just been announced by SIA, "Staffing Industry International". She is the only Belgian in the list. House of HR is also the only Belgian company mentioned in it.

Each year in November, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), a global knowledge collector in the HR sector, publishes the "Global Power 150 - Women in Staffing". Wednesday 18 November, SIA announced the list for 2020. The sixth edition contains the 150 most important women in the world of human resources: the 100 most important in America, and the 50 most important worldwide. It is in that worldwide top 50 that Rika Coppens is the only Belgian woman mentioned this year. It is all about women who put a mark on the HR world in their own way.

Subadhra Sriram, who publishes the list, states: "It concerns women of diverse backgrounds, but each and every one of them makes the difference in a sector that is in full movement. At a time when a pandemic has a disproportionately large impact on women and minorities, they are making tremendous efforts to mitigate the dramatic negative impact Covid-19 has in the workplace. The ladies in this list are building new companies, products and technologies and create a future where men and women professionally feel at home. "The list includes CEOs, entrepreneurs, lawyers, technology experts etc."

Rika Coppens is honored with this spectacular mention, but remains sober and modest. "This list is the result of a mathematical calculation, but if this can influence that I can help to make the important topics in the field of HR discussable, then gladly. There is still a lot of work to be done to get and keep all people working: a responsibility that,by the way, lies with all social partners."

More info?

You can download the SIA report "Global Power 150 - Women in Staffing" here. At the bottom you will find two royalty-free images of Rika Coppens. HiRes images can be sent to you on simple request.

Do you have any questions or would you like an interview with CEO Rika Coppens?

Aart De Zitter, managing partner BeSpoken, PR partner House of HR, +46 725 890 972, aart [at]
Victoria Hemelaer, CMO House of HR, +32 492 97 35 50, victoria.hemelaer [at]

About House of HR

House of HR is a leading international services group in the world of human resources. It is the holding company above 9 operating companies representing 38 brands. They are active in General Staffing, Specialist Staffing, Engineering & Consulting and Digital Staffing. Together they have more than 590 offices in 10 countries and in 2019, with their 3,400 employees, they provided jobs to more than 47,000 people. House of HR is originally Belgian and has its headquarters in Roeselare. The French investment company Naxicap is the majority shareholder. Sales for 2019 were € 1.8 billion. More info at