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Globalization Partners Again Named Top Women-Led Business in Massachusetts



BOSTON, MA—October 27, 2017 Globalization Partners, a Global PEO and employer of record firm that helps companies expand internationally, today announced that it has been recognized for the second-straight year as a top women-led business in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute, a Boston-based nonprofit that supports female business leaders, and The Boston Globe Magazine. Globalization Partners appeared as number 42 on the 2017 list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, which represented public, private and non-profit organizations “defining the future of the state’s economy.”

“We are thrilled to have made this list of exceptional companies for the second year in a row,” said Nicole Sahin, founder and CEO, Globalization Partners. “I am grateful to the Boston Globe Magazine and the Commonwealth Institute for recognizing the great work my team has achieved; We are in truly in great company. I am committed to helping the Boston ecosystem continue to thrive, and to ensure women-led businesses stay central to this city’s business landscape.”

Under Sahin’s leadership, and with guidance and support from her nearly all-female senior leadership team, the organization has experienced major growth. Since 2014, the company has grown its revenue 8,187 percent. In addition, the company has achieved placement on the Inc. 5000, the foremost list of fastest-growing private businesses in the United States, finishing at No. 6 in 2016 and at No. 33 in 2017. In 2016, Globalization Partners finished 67th on the TCI/Boston Globe list of top women-led businesses in Massachusetts.

The company continues to gain recognition for its success in the Global PEO industry and beyond. In the past year, the company has been recognized with the following honors:

  • Global PEO of the Year in the 2017 Global Payroll Awards, beating out several top competitors
  • CEO Nicole Sahin named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 in the New England region for excelling in innovation, financial performance, and a commitment to her business and community among other factors
  • The No. 1 spot on the Boston Business Journal’s Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts
  • Multiple American Business Awards including “Company of the year” and “Woman of the Year—Nicole Sahin”

Globalization Partners was founded in 2012 by Sahin with a mission to help U.S. companies expand internationally. The company eliminates the time- and cost-intensive need to set up an entity by taking on the risk and associated HR, payroll and benefit needs when its clients need to make an international hire. With operations and expertise in more than 170 countries, Globalization Partners cuts the cost of global expansion by as much as 94 percent, reducing time to onboard a new employee from months to days and turning international payroll and HR management into a fast and easy process.

The list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts was determined based on revenue, operating budget and other variables, including number of full-time employees, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects. The 2017 honorees were revealed on Friday, October 27 at a breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston and featured in the October 29th “Women and Power” edition of The Boston Globe Magazine.

Founded with the goal of making it easy to hire employees in other countries while minimizing the legal, HR and tax red tape that companies typically encounter, Globalization Partners empowers companies to hire the most talented people in more than 170 countries without the need to incorporate in each location. Using tailored International PEO Services and a Global Employer of Record Platform, Globalization Partners minimizes the risk of global expansion and enables fast entry into new markets. Less risk. More reward. Streamlined Global Employment.


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