HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 25Issue 5MGM RESORTS RECOGNIZED FOR DIVERSITY AND SUPPORT OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

MGM Resorts International recently was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s best employers for diversity and by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”) as a top corporation for women’s business enterprises.

Forbes, who partnered with research firm Statista, released the compilation of the annual list of best employers for diversity.  The rankings are determined from survey participants’ answers to questions seeking their opinions on topics covering age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity about their own employer.  The survey queried over 50,000 employees from companies that employ at least 1,000 people within the United States. The survey methodology weighed women, elders and ethnic minority opinions higher than non-minority respondents.  In a press release, Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International, stated: "We are proud to be recognized by Forbes once again for the gains we have made in embedding diversity and inclusion into our workforce, our values and culture, and our operations.  For us this is a continuous business imperative central to our success as a highly productive, innovative enterprise, and as an employer, business partner and community citizen of choice.  Inclusion is key to our future.”

In addition to the Forbes honor, MGM was also one of 60 corporations to meet the WEBNC’s standards.  The WBENC’s focus is on supplier diversity initiatives that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.  The top 60 corporations collectively spent more than $39.5 billion with WBENC-certified women business enterprises, an increase of $200 million from the previous year. In a press release, Ms. James stated: “As a company, we are deeply honored to join women-owned suppliers, contractors and service providers who continue to make positive impacts in their communities.  We are proud to engage with these businesses and play a role in facilitating their continued success, and in turn the communities of which they are a vital part."  Stacey Taylor, Sr. Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer for MGM Resorts International, added: “MGM Resorts is honored to receive this special recognition for the sixth consecutive year. Women-owned businesses support our business by providing our supply chain with quality innovative offerings available to guests visiting our resorts.”

 

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