The Adecco Group Canada Announces Winner of 2021 Canadian CEO for One Month

  • This year’s winner, Mylene Tu, will spend 4 weeks under the mentorship of Janelle Bieler, President of Adecco Canada
  • Thousands candidates applied for this unique opportunity to step into the shoes of a Canadian business leader

Toronto, ON, May 28, 2021 – The Adecco Group Canada has chosen the Canadian participant of its fourth CEO for One Month initiative. CEO for One Month which is designed to help talent increase their employability and career prospects.

Mylene was chosen from a talented group of students and young professionals in Canada to be the country’s CEO for One Month. Mylene is a third year undergrad studying Management Engineering at the University of Waterloo. She is one of over 40 CEO for One Month participants appointed across the world and will spend time shadowing Adecco Canada’s leadership team, gaining a unique insight into the organization’s country and group operations. Mylene will gain experience in HR, management, finance, marketing and public speaking. She will then have the chance to take part in a worldwide selection process to become the global CEO for One Month, working alongside The Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze.

After a comprehensive selection process, the Adecco Group was able to narrow down our thousands of applicants to three finalists who were then interviewed by Janelle Bieler, President, Adecco Canada.

Mylene Tu said:

"Thank you to the Adecco Canada team for selecting me as this year's CEO for One Month! I am ecstatic for the opportunity to help advance Adecco's mission and to learn from Janelle. Having the opportunity to work alongside forward-thinking individuals and other strong women in leadership is an opportunity I am beyond grateful for. I look forward to applying my skills and unique perspective in this role as well as to represent Canada on a global scale."

Commenting on the program, Janelle Bieler, Adecco Canada’s CEO, said:

One of my favorite aspects of the CEO for One Month program is that it is a perfect example of reverse mentorship. On one hand, it provides young people with firsthand experience in a world-renowned, Fortune 500 company, allowing them to network and create strong connections for their future, and on the other hand, it is also an opportunity for me to learn from a future leader.The program providesthe CEO for One Month with an invaluable experience that improves their understanding of the world of work and also brings a fresh perspective and often innovative ideas to our organization. Though the program is just one month, I am confident that the lessons learned during CEO for One Month go on to last a lifetime.

CEO for One Month Program

The ‘CEO for One Month’ program began as a local initiative in Norway in 2011 and was formalized into a global program in 2014, since growing into a flagship initiative for the Adecco Group under the Adecco Group Foundation. It helps young people increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective, work-based learning inside a Fortune 500 company. The program operates under the Adecco Group Foundation which aims to improve work readiness of young people and other underserved populations who struggle to enter the workforce.

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company. We believe in making the future work for everyone, and every day enable more than 3.5 million careers.

We skill, develop, and hire talent in 60 countries, enabling organisations to embrace the future of work. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that fuels economies and builds better societies.

Our culture of inclusivity, entrepreneurship and teamwork empowers our 30,000 employees. We are proud to have been consistently ranked one of the 'World's Best Workplaces' by Great Place to Work®.

The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). The Group is powered by three global business units: Adecco, Talent Solutions and Modis.


For further information please contact:

Christine Marinho
VP, Marketing