West Islip Patch, December 21, 2016 by Priscila Korb – West Islip resident Christine Ippolito, principle and founder of Compass Workforce Solutions, recently received the Long Island Power Women in Business Award from Star Network and Schneps Communications.
Ippolito was given the award at the Power Women in Business Awards and Networking event which took place on December 1 in Great Neck.
The Power Women program recognizes influential women in businesses in Nassau and Suffolk Counties whose achievements and participation help to make a difference in the communities where they live and work.
Ippolito was selected for the award to honor her outstanding leadership abilities in business and her contributions to the local community.
She has a passion for helping small businesses based in Long Island, New York City and Northern New Jersey succeed and has built a strong reputation as an expert and leading voice in the area of Human Resources.
Ippolito has served clients in a leadership capacity for 25 years in multiple industries and environments within Fortune 250, venture capital and equity-backed companies, as well as privately held and family-owned businesses.
She also recently received recognition from other organizations for her leadership ability and HR expertise, including Smart CEO magazine’s 2016 Brava Award for top female executive on Long Island and Long Island Business News’ “Top 50 Most Influential Women on Long Island“ in 2015.
Prior to founding Compass Workforce Solutions, she worked for 10 years as the top human resources executive at several high growth companies within the higher education, Internet and technology industries.
Ippolito is an active member of a number of organizations, including SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and its Long Island Chapter, the Women Presidents Organization – Long Island Chapter, the Accountant’s Resource Group – Long Island Chapter and the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA) where she also serves as Co-Chair of the Healthcare Committee.
When not managing her business, she also finds the time to participate in events and competitions for charity, including Wounded Warrior bike rides and the 10th Annual Long Island Fight for Charity where she served as a volunteer boxer and raised close to $10,000 for the Long Island Community Chest based in Syosset.
Ippolito earned her Master of Management in Human Resource Management & Organizational Development from North Park University, Chicago, IL and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Menomonie.
She also was accepted into and graduated from the Goldman Sachs Small Business Scholarship Program in 2015.