Diversity & Inclusion: MGM Resorts International Recognized as One of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises | March 2015 CSR Newsletter

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Diversity & Inclusion: MGM Resorts International Recognized as One of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises | March 2015 CSR Newsletter

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 9:00am

MGM Resorts International is one of “America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises,” according to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, a national leader in women’s business development and certification.

The “Top Corporations” list is the only national award program honoring corporations for leading Supplier Diversity initiatives that proactively integrate Women’s Business Enterprises into their supply chains. Companies named to this list were honored during a dinner at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises in Baltimore, MD.

“As a WBENC Top Corporation, MGM Resorts International fosters diversity and enables growth for women-owned businesses by providing access to increased opportunities in new markets,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC.

MGM Resorts is the sole company in the integrated resort industry, and the only company based in Nevada, to earn a spot on WBENC’s latest list. Other companies named to the list include: IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Company, The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc., among others.

“This is a great honor for our company,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. “MGM Resorts believes strongly in helping diverse businesses reach the level where they can become competitive providers of our products and services. Our relationship with WBENC allows us to forge partnerships with qualified businesses that reflect our diverse community.”

Since introducing its Supplier Diversity Program in 2001, MGM Resorts has spent hundreds of millions of dollars with women-owned suppliers. In 2014, MGM Resorts spent a total of $128 million on goods and services purchased through minority, women and diverse-owned businesses. The program is part of a larger company diversity initiative that has been recognized by leading diversity publications including DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and HispanicBusiness.

Additional March 2015 CSR Newsletter features: 
Philanthropy & Community Engagement: Annual Women’s Leadership Conference yields $30K for local charity
Environmental Sustainability: EPA Honors MGM Resorts International for Achievements in Food Recovery Efforts

Contact

Rachel Rogala
+1 (702) 692-6814
MGM Resorts International, Corporate Communications
Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | Award | MGM Resorts International | Phyllis James | Women's Business Enterprises | top corporations | women in business

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