Marriott International’s Arne Sorenson Receives 2020 Out & Equal Ally Changemaker Award Recognizing Workplace Equality

Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International has been awarded the 2020 Out & Equal Ally Changemaker Award. According to Out & Equal, this award recognizes an LGBTQ Ally who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality. As allies, they uplift the voices of marginalized groups and have shown a unique commitment to LGBTQ workplace rights and will have used their talents to further that cause, even if at some risk.

“Marriott, like Out & Equal, is committed to creating a culture of belonging for all. I am honored to accept this recognition on behalf of thousands of people around the world who wear a Marriott name badge – we are focused on welcoming all and putting people first to help create a world of inclusion for all.” said Mr. Sorenson.

The respect and care of associates and guests has been a top priority at Marriott International since 1927. Marriott has fostered an inclusive environment by empowering associates to champion diversity and drive inclusion, developing multicultural tools and resources that help managers further understand and build awareness about cultural differences, engaging with organizations that support and provide opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and focusing on the development of a multigenerational workforce.

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