Jenn Michaels, MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Recognized as “Outstanding Woman in Hospitality”
June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Jenn Michaels, Senior Vice President of Public Relations for MGM Resorts International, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Woman in Hospitality by Women in Travel and Tourism International (witti). Announced earlier this month, the awards are the first of their kind in which women are honoring their peers for outstanding contributions to the travel and tourism industry.
Witti strives to serve as a forum for increasing the low numbers of women represented at the most senior levels in the travel industry. Women make up the bulk of travel industry employees, ranging from travel agents and advisors to hotel managers and concierges, yet they remain disproportionately under-represented in the most senior ranks of travel and tourism organizations.
“It’s important to highlight the very significant contributions of women working in travel and tourism today,” said Mandala Research CEO and witti founder Laura Mandala. “These champions of travel and tourism are not only advancing their companies and the industry, but are also mentoring and recruiting the next generation of travel professionals.”
In 2000, MGM Resorts became the first company in the gaming and hospitality industry to voluntarily adopt a formal diversity and inclusion policy. The company has incorporated diversity and inclusion into its values and primary business systems and processes. Fifty-one percent of the company’s 75,000 employees are women. In management, about 43 percent of employees are women. Additionally, the company has been recognized for gender diversity amongst its board of directors by the Women’s Forum of New York.
For more information, read the witti awards announcement.