No. 42 | Hilton Worldwide | DiversityInc Top 50
WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
• Latinos in Total Management: Double the Top 10 average and close to triple the Top 50 average
• Supplier Diversity: Twice the Top 10 average and nearly three times the Top 50 average of on prime suppliers who are women owned
• Mentoring by all Managers: 56.8% higher than the Top 10, nearly triple the Top 10 average and four times the national average
Hilton Worldwide, a newcomer to the Top 50 last year, has wasted no time in establishing its commitment to diversity through senior leadership.
The company has an Executive Diversity Council (EDC), chaired by the company’s own President and CEO Chris Nassetta. Hilton’s EDC meets quarterly and consists of its most senior leaders.
This commitment to diversity and inclusion travels down to all levels of the company and is reinforced through team member resource groups (TMRGs). Among the TMRGs are African American; Asian and Pacific Islander; Hispanic/Latino; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) & Friends; Veterans, Abilities, and Women.
Senior leaders at Hilton take part in diversity trainings as well as celebrations of various cultures’ traditions and customs. Hilton employees are also active in local communities through volunteer work, partnerships and programmatic efforts.
Inclusiveness is a core value at Hilton, according to Nassetta: “Diversity is our future, is part of our legacy and is fundamental to our growth.”
President and Chief Executive Officer
“Diversity is a key component of delivering on a bottom line because in the end, if you have a diverse organization you will ultimately end up making better decisions that allow for better performance.”
Chief Human Resources Officer
“With a presence at over 4,600 properties in 100 countries and territories, Hilton Worldwide is truly a company of diverse cultures, serving diverse guests. Celebrating the diversity of our Team Members, owners, vendors and customers, enables us to better serve our guests and the communities where we do business.”
U.S. HEADQUARTERS: McLean, Va.
GLOBAL EMPLOYEES: 157,712
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 47
• No. 3 Mentoring
• No. 4 Supplier Diversity
• No. 11 Employee Resource Groups