Every hire impacts business; every business impacts community.
About Us, from our founder Ashley Ward
The ‘W’ in W Talent Solutions not only stands for my first initial in ‘Ward,’ but also represents ‘Why’ we do what we do every single day — help company leaders uncover and hire the best talent for optimal growth. The Why also represents the commitment we’ve made to our philanthropic endeavors.
I have personally been touched by many nonprofits throughout my life during times of adversity. Domestic violence and trauma ate away at my spirit for many years, but creating this firm under its original name Hire For Hope was my way of reclaiming my voice. The mission behind Hire For Hope is still very much a part of our DNA at W Talent Solutions as we carry the torch, changing lives for years to come.
W Talent Solutions continues to give ten percent of our profits to organizations in the community supporting women and children. This mission is at the core of everything we do, solidifying ‘Why’ we live, work, and care for this community.
Grand Rapids Young Professionals | 2017 Community Advocate Award
Local First | 2018 Good For Grand Rapids Award
Stevie Awards | 2018 American Business Award – Silver – Startup of the Year
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce | 2018 Award Finalist: Woman-owned Enterprise of the Year
Grand Rapids Business Journal | 2019 Award Finalist: Top Woman-owned Business Awards
Stevie Awards | 2019 American Business Award – Bronze – Startup of the Year
Grand Rapids Young Professionals | Ashley Ward named 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year
Grand Rapids Business Journal | Ashley Ward named 2019 Top 40 Under 40
Grand Rapids Business Journal | Ashley Ward named 2020 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan
West Michigan Woman | Brilliant Tenacity Award
Grand Rapids Chamber | Woman-Owned Business of the Year Finalist
Grand Rapids Business Journal | Ashley Ward Named 2021 Top 40 Under 40
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