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Marriott spent More Than $1 Billion with Women’s Business Enterprises

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

marriott women award16Marriott International certified with top honors for supporting women-owned businesses.

This year, Marriott named one of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). Marriott received Gold Level honors, which recognizes companies that are sustaining results, evolving their programs and creating innovative and best practices that support WBEs. The Top Corporations annual list recognizes companies with an exceptional track record for providing opportunities for women-owned businesses to compete for and secure global company contracts.

Over the past four years alone, in addition to spending more than $1 billion with WBEs globally, Marriott continues to leverage innovative methods of engagement, support and visibility to foster their growth and success.

“We are honored to continue to be recognized for our passionate dedication to women-owned businesses globally,” said Dominica Groom, Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Supplier Diversity at Marriott International. “Our commitment aims to incorporate and further develop WBEs within Marriott’s global supply chain. In addition to our extensive efforts across the U.S., we continue to place increased emphasis on the global expansion of this platform, proactively supporting women-owned businesses around the world.”

Furthermore to developing relationships with female business owners across the globe, Marriott is close to achieving its 2020 goal of having 1,000 diverse-owned hotels, including women – now having nearly 800 in its portfolio.

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