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Marriott International Recognized by LATINA Style as Company of the Year

February 14, 2017 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Marriott International today received the 2016 Company of the Year Award from LATINA Style at its LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. Brenda Durham, Senior Vice President and Regional General Counsel for the Caribbean and Latin America Region, Marriott International, accepted the award.

“I am proud to accept the award on behalf of Marriott as a proud Latina and as an employee of one of the best hospitality companies in the world,” said Brenda Durham. “I also accept this honor on behalf of my fellow talented and skilled Marriott Latinas who feel a great sense of pride for this recognition now for the second time.”

The LATINA Style 50 Report highlights the Best Places for Latinas to Work for in the United States. Companies identified on the list represent the best companies that offer Latinas opportunities to develop and grow in their career.  LATINA Style Inc. evaluated over 800 top corporations through an extensive survey and evaluation process to ensure the list reflects an accurate representation of Latinas. To view the full LATINA Style 50 Report, visit LATINA Style.

Marriott recognized long ago that providing opportunities to create a diverse and inclusive environment strengthens our company’s culture and provides a competitive advantage. Marriott was the first hospitality company to establish a formal diversity and inclusion program more than 25 years ago. In addition, the company created the Women’s Leadership Development initiative nearly 20 years ago to develop female leaders across the company.  It’s part of our TakeCare culture, and the company’s multifaceted approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract and retain Latinas. Ensuring that our associates feel valued for who they are, and celebrating their unique qualities and contributions has made Marriott a place where everyone can thrive. Today, Marriott has one of the most diverse workforces in corporate America.

As a champion for diversity and inclusion, Marriott’s recognitions include LATINA Style Company of the Year, NAFE Top 10 Companies for Executive Women, DiversityInc Top 50 Companies, and 100 percent score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.  For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit

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