Marriott International Named A 2016 Top 10 Company For Executive Women By National Association For Female Executives
"We are pleased to be part of this prestigious list for the 17th year," said David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer. "Since Alice S. Marriott co-founded the company in 1927, the company has had a long-standing history of empowering women. We continue to create resources for all associates to develop their professional skills and strive toward their career aspirations."
From the company's headquarters to Marriott's properties around the world, women are valued at Marriott International. Many are leading some of the most profitable hotels or making influential decisions that impact the company. Marriott currently has seven executive officers and four board members that are women. The company recently appointed its first female Chief Financial Officer, Leeny Oberg, who began her career at Marriott in 1999.
"I am happy to report that female representation in senior management positions continues to inch up at the NAFE Top Companies," says Dr. Betty Spence, NAFE President. "Though progress of women into senior positions has slowed nationally, the 2016 NAFE Top Companies are leading the way in moving women in power positions where they have the influence to innovate and boost profits."
Marriott has consistently championed diversity and inclusion. The company has been recognized for its talent development programs in the past and has landed on several "Best Places to Work" lists. Previous awards include LATINA Style Company of the Year, DiversityInc Top 50 Companies, 100 percent score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, and World's Best Multinational Workplaces as named by Great Place to Work®. For more information on Marriott's diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit www.marriott.com/diversity. To see the full list of this year's winners, visit workingmother.com or nafe.com.
About the Methodology
The 2016 NAFE Top Companies application includes some 200 questions on female representation at all levels, especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss ranks. The vetting process includes tracking access and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to the number of women who advance. In order to be eligible for the NAFE Top Companies survey, entrants must have a minimum of 1,000 employees, two women on the Board of Directors and be a public or private company. NAFE also separately names the Top 10 companies in the nonprofit sector.
About National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. NAFE.com provides up-to-date information, community for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.
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