Genesis10 has earned certification as a Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) from Disability:In, the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide.
DOBE certification is granted to businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated, controlled, and managed by a person with a disability.
Genesis10 Founder and CEO Harley Lippman is neurodivergent.
“Genesis10 is honored to have earned DOBE certification,” Lippman says. “As Founder and CEO of a company that embraces difference as a pathway to success, I am most proud to represent all those who share my experience as a neurodivergent individual.
“DOBE certification validates all that we at Genesis10 have accomplished and hope to achieve as doors open to new clients and expanding long-standing partnerships,” he adds. “We look forward to embracing these opportunities and to many more years of continued success.”
How Neurodiversity Strengthens Genesis10
Lippman has always been open about his neurodiversity. In a 2013 interview with Forbes, he said, “For me, it strengthens other traits that I have, like intuition, and being able to read people. It also forces me to ask people to give me the bottom line first.”
Intuition and an ability to read people, among other traits common to neurodivergent individuals, have helped Lippman to grow Genesis10, which he founded in 1999, into one of the largest U.S. IT staffing firms, according to Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Lippman’s approach to leading the business encourages transparency, curiosity, deep listening and a focus on what matters, traits that have become the cornerstone of the company’s culture—and how Genesis10 separates itself from its competitors.
Recently, SIA named Lippman to its 2023 North American Staffing Leaders list. He is recognized as a Best CEO for Diversity and a Best CEO for Women. Genesis10 has received Best of Staffing Client and Best of Staffing Employee Awards.