Four of the five Irish professionals included in this year's Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) European Staffing 100 list are women.

They include the CEO of the National Recruitment Federation (NRF) Geraldine King, CPL Resources CEO Anne Heraty, Shona McManus, CEO and owner of Osborne and Rosaleen Blair, the founder and CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions.

Frank Farrelly, the National Recruitment Federation president and co-founder of Sigmar Recruitment, is also included on this year's list.

In its seventh year, the Staffing Industry Analysts list recognises individuals taking the staffing industry forward as it looks at the impact and influence they have on the workforce solutions arena in Europe - now a €172 billion market.

Geraldine King welcomed the fact that four of the leading Irish professionals acknowledged in the industry roll of honour are women. 

"This reflects the opportunity the recruitment sector represents for women to thrive in their chosen career, and the great standing and respect there is for Irish women working at the very top of this industry," she stated.