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Ruth Chandler Cook


Founder and CEO


Ruth Chandler Cook is an entrepreneur who leads HireHer’s efforts to connect diverse talent with innovative industries faster. Through the HireHer® technology and services she enables employers to recruit, engage, and retain diverse talent. 


Likewise, STEAM+ talent is positioned to find a job, mentor, coach or sponsor leveraging the HireHer® technology. HireHer® is also focused on the recruitment of diverse talent beyond the mid-career level, and designing workforce strategies that result in resilient, high performing teams.

Ms. Cook has over 20 years of experience leading human resources management at large complex organizations and the development of HR information systems. Prior to focusing exclusively on HireHer®, she served as the Acting Associate Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Treasury where she led HR policy and programs spanning 11 Treasury Bureaus and over 100,000 employees worldwide.


Ms. Cook's work, including policy initiatives in both the public and private sector, have been recognized by awards and documented in various publications. She obtained a masters degree from Georgetown University, and holds an SPHR and SHRM-SCP certification.