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From the Boardroom to the Breakroom, Marriott Scores a Perfect 10

NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women 2013 - logoNational Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Applauds Company

Bethesda, Md., - Marriott International, Inc., (NYSE:MAR) has been recognized by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) as one of the Top 50 Companies For Executive Women in 2013. Marriott was ranked in the top 10 on this prestigious list, which recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage the advancement of women.

Around the world, women hold many powerful jobs at Marriott from president of a major operating division to global leader of sales and revenue management, as well as responsibility for some of the company’s most profitable hotels. In addition, two of Marriott’s board members are women.

Marriott was recognized for being the first in the industry to debut a formal diversity and inclusion program, as well as a leadership development initiative specifically for women. It was also noted that the percentage of women corporate executives at Marriott International has increased 80% since 2002.

Pam Ryan - speaking at a women's conference“Today’s women at Marriott are very strong and confident…integrating personal and professional life with a desire to excel in both,” said Pam Ryan, general manager, Torrance Marriott South Bay. “Resources provided by Marriott that helped me manage work and life includes great leaders who…encouraged me to take risks to make it work, as well as opportunities to network and grow through market initiatives and senior leadership training. The empowered women attending Marriott’s Women’s Leadership Conference strengthened my faith in our culture even with the many changes affecting our business and the economy. The values of integrity and fairness continue to hold as true today as 23 years ago when I joined the company. There are more career opportunities than ever for women at Marriott!”

Marriott has long been recognized as a great place to work by several prominent publications, including Working Mother, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and LATINA Style magazines, and for our social responsibility and sustainability successes by global organizations such as Ethisphere Institute, FTSE4Good and Climate Counts. For a list of other awards and recognition, visit

Job seekers are invited to experience the company’s award-winning culture by connecting through the Marriott Jobs and Careers Facebook and Weibo presences. The company invites current, former and prospective employees to share their personal career stories through the “Marriott, Where I belong” campaign and photo galleries and uploading their own photo on the Jobs and Careers Facebook page.

Marriott’s new mobile technology for job seekers can be accessed at and the new desktop careers site is available at
For a complete list of the 2013 NAFE Top 50 Companies for Executive Women and the Top 10 Nonprofit Companies, click these links. The complete report is published in the February/March issue of Working Mother.

Methodology:  The 2013 NAFE Top 50 Companies application includes more than 200 questions on female representation at all levels, but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application also tracks access and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women, as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to the number of women who advance. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their boards of directors as well as at least 1000 employees in the U.S.

About NAFE
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top 50 list. provides up-to-date information, community for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with nearly 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of over $12 billion in fiscal year 2011. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at and for the latest company news, visit

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