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DiversityInc's 2017 Top 50 Announcement Dinner & Learning Sessions


May 2 | Cipriani Wall Street | New York City


No. 9 | Marriott International | DiversityInc Top 50


KEY RESULTSMarriott-profile-logo

  • Blacks in Total Management: 68% higher than the Top 10 and twice the Top 50 average
  • Latinos in Total Management: Double the Top 10 average and more than double the Top 50 average
  • Mentoring by Third-Level Senior Managers: 30.8% higher than the Top 10 and twice the Top 50 average


Marriott International breaks into the Top 10 this year thanks to its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion on a global scale.

The company has done well in employing as well as promoting Blacks and Latinos into management positions. In addition, Marriott has been successful with supplier diversity when it comes to women owned subcontractors. The company stated that it is always seeking opportunities to increase its supplier diversity globally.

And this commitment to diversity starts at the very top with its Committee for Excellence. This group, established in 2003, is comprised of senior-level executives. Board members meet regularly and identify diversity objectives at all levels of the organization.

The company also has 18 different resource groups, which Marriott calls Diversity and Inclusion Councils and Associate Networks. President and CEO Arne Sorenson meets with these groups annually.

According to the company, “At Marriott International, we leverage our core values to embed diversity and inclusion so deeply that it is integral to how we do business globally.”



Arne Sorenson
President and CEO

“It’s important to Marriott that diversity and inclusion are not viewed as separate work, but as a normal course of doing business. Since our founding nearly 90 years ago, we have valued our culture of inclusion and embraced differences. It’s how we do business around the world every day and is essential to our success as a leading hospitality company with a growing global portfolio.”
Dr. David A. Rodriguez
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

“In a constantly evolving marketplace, every organization hopes to have the edge by attracting and engaging top talent. At Marriott, we believe that promoting wellbeing and ensuring everyone has access to opportunity are the most powerful ways to cultivate an inspired workforce and to deliver exceptional customer experiences.”




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