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Marriott International Ranks Third on LatinaStyle’s ’Best Companies for Latinas in the U.S’


Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) has been recognized as the third-highest ranked company in LATINA Style magazine’s “50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.” Marriott has remained on the ‘top 50’ list for 12 consecutive years.

According to LatinaStyle, more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the U.S. were included in the extensive search, and were evaluated in the following areas: the number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, and Hispanic relations.

The publication highlighted Marriott’s diversity ownership initiative, which helps to attract and develop relationships with minority and women owners and franchisees. Marriott was also recognized for its support of leadership programs in the Hispanic community which are aimed at training young people for professional careers in the hotel industry. Brenda Durham, vice president and assistant general counsel who serves as primary legal counsel for Marriott’s hotels and resorts throughout the Caribbean and Latin America was featured in the article.

“As a global company, Marriott International strives to create an inclusive environment where the talents and unique ideas of 300,000 employees at our 3,000-plus managed and franchised hotels worldwide can flourish,” said Jimmie Paschall, senior vice president, external affairs and global diversity officer, Marriott International. “When our employees feel respected and valued, we know that they’ll make our guests, suppliers, owners and franchisees feel the same way.”

The company’s commitment to its workforce and to diversity has been recognized by a variety of publications and organizations, including:

• FORTUNE magazine – “Best 100 Companies to Work For” and “Most Admired Companies”
• DiversityInc magazine –“Top 50 Companies for Diversity”
• Black Enterprise magazine –“40 Best Companies for Diversity”

For a full list of awards, visit: Marriott’s awards and recognition, and for more information regarding the LATINA Style 50 Report for 2009 visit

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) for a company overview.


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