October 14, 2008 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has expanded the innovative Women on Their Way program to include career development, leadership training, work/life balance seminars, mentoring and networking for Company associates.
The Women on Their Way Associate Program will include mentoring circles, workshops on topics surrounding health, family life, and work/life balance as well as career development classes, seminars and networking events. The goal of the program is to help female associates to advance within the Company while creating a culture of camaraderie, support and teamwork.
"Wyndham Worldwide is proud to be a Company that supports women and the Women on Their Way Associate Program strives to help them to reach their professional and personal goals through programming, workshops and mentor circles" stated Evelin Potts, Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Diversity Inclusion, Wyndham Worldwide. "Our associates are excited about the program and we are thrilled to see a high level of engagement in our programs."
The internal program will also have a password protected website and online community where Company associates can interact. The site provides associates with a forum to meet fellow employees around the globe while learning more about the Company and businesses.
Women on Their Way is an online resource for business and leisure travelers to find everything they need to plan and book their next trip. The website, www.WomenOnTheirWay.com, includes expert advice on destinations, hotels, timeshare resorts and vacation rentals, plus special deals and packages.
Women on Their Way is the hospitality industry's longest–running branded program entirely dedicated to female travelers. Since the program's launch in 1995, Wyndham has supported women travelers as they've emerged from a niche market to a formidable force, listening and responding to women's feedback, which has resulted in a better hotel experience for all travelers; including the addition of various amenities to hotel rooms such as coffee makers, full length mirrors and healthier room service menus.
While once a single hotel chain program, Wyndham Worldwide expanded the program across all brands and businesses offering over 70,000 hotels, vacation rentals and resorts in 100 countries.
(NYSE:WYN) As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business–to–business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world–renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses nearly 7,000 franchised hotels and approximately 581,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Group RCI offers its nearly 3.7 million members access to more than 67,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of approximately 145 vacation ownership resorts serving over 800,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs more than 33,000 employees globally.