Marriott International appears on the Jobs.mom featured employers showcase due to its long history and culture of inclusivity and diversity. As a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion, Marriott has firmly established its commitment to women’s advancement:
- Nearly two decades ago, Marriott established a board of directors’ committee focused on accountability and advancing inclusive opportunities for women, people of color and other stakeholders. The committee is chaired by Debra Lee, Marriott board of directors’ member and former CEO BET Networks and comprised of other board members and Marriott senior executives.
- Marriott’s Women’s Leadership Development Initiative, established over 20 years ago, focuses on increasing the presence of women at the highest level of management and in other decision-making positions. Core components of the initiative include leadership development, networking and mentoring, and responsive workplace policies that promote work-life integration.
- The Emerging Leader Program is Marriott’s 12-month program launched in 2014 to ensure the development of high-performing front-line leaders, senior leaders and other managers who demonstrate the ability to excel to higher levels. The program has been instrumental in increasing the number of women and people of color in leadership roles with 100 percent of program participants promoted or selected for strategic developmental roles.
In 2019, the hospitality company increased fully paid parental leave from two to eight weeks for both mothers and fathers (birth and adoptive parents), with eligible birth mothers the option to receive seven extra weeks of partially paid leave.