September 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Recognized for its continued commitment to leadership training programs, mentoring opportunities and educational support for both its female and Hispanic employees, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has been ranked 19 on the Top 50 Companies for Latinas by the annual LATINA Style report. This is the Company’s seventh consecutive year on the list.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition from LATINA Style as it is a reflection of our commitment to women and our focus on the professional development and of Latina women within our company,” said Patricia A. Lee, senior vice president human resources and chief diversity officer, Wyndham Worldwide. “Maintaining our inclusive environment where every person feels able to contribute and deliver their best performance, provides us with a rich foundation of perspectives and experiences that benefit our company, our customers and our communities.”
According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanics currently make up 13 percent of the overall U.S. labor market and will account for 19 percent of the U.S. labor force by 2020. As of August 2015, Hispanics comprised nearly 19 percent of Wyndham Worldwide’s U.S. workforce.
With operations across six continents, Wyndham Worldwide embraces inclusion in the workplace and offers a variety of programs for all of its employees including several Associate Business Groups (ABGs) where employees with common interests can share ideas and experiences, and promote professional development and inclusion throughout the Company. While providing opportunities for idea sharing, networking and more, the Company’s ¡Fuerte! ABG provides an inclusive forum for employees to share the unique insights of the Hispanic culture, make meaningful impacts on the business and provide strategic contributions to the success of the Company.
Wyndham Worldwide is a recognized leader in diversity and has been named among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, ranked in the Top 10 for supplier diversity by DiversityInc, recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the “Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality” and by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Additionally, the Company maintains strong partnerships with organizations such as the National Diversity Council, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Society of Hispanic MBAs and National Association of Black, Hispanic, Asian and Women MBAs.
The LATINA Style 50, which serves as the most respected source of employment and career information for Hispanic women in the country, recognizes companies that dedicate efforts to diverse recruitment and promotion initiatives as well as veteran recruitment and military personal.
One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world’s largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world’s best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,700 franchised hotels and over 668,500 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to approximately 110,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 210 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 901,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs over 34,000 associates globally.
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