PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 28, 2014) – Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has been ranked 23 on the Top 50 Companies for Latinas by the annual LATINA Style report. This is the Company’s sixth consecutive year on the list.
The survey, 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.
“At Wyndham Worldwide, women make a meaningful impact in driving our continued growth as a leading global hospitality company. It is extremely gratifying to receive this honor as it recognizes our ongoing efforts to attract, retain and develop exceptional female leadership,” said Patricia A. Lee, senior vice president human resources and chief diversity offer, Wyndham Worldwide. “The role of Hispanics in the workforce is only growing and we are embracing this important segment of the population through our commitment to professional growth and development.”
According to the National Council of La Raza, Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, with 23.3 million Latinos at work in the United States representing nearly 16% of the labor force. By 2050, one in three working Americans will be Hispanic. As of August 2014, Hispanics comprised 18% of Wyndham Worldwide’s US workforce.
With operations across six continents, Wyndham Worldwide embraces inclusion in the workplace and offers a variety of programs for both female and Hispanic employees, including leadership training programs, mentoring opportunities and educational support.
Wyndham Worldwide also has 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 a positive 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, among the Top 100 companies by Working Mother magazine and among the Top 50 companies by the National Association of Female Executives.
About Wyndham Worldwide
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 7,500 franchised hotels and 650,200 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 over 107,000 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 200 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 907,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,800 associates globally.