SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

September 06, 2012 09:00 ET

LATINA Style Names Wyndham Worldwide One of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) -  For the fourth year in a row, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has been named one of the 50 best companies for Latinas by the annual LATINA Style 50 report. The annual 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.

"It is such an honor to receive this acknowledgement from Latina Style. Diversity is among the top five strategic focuses at Wyndham Worldwide, and is a fundamental part of how we do business," said Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. "We believe that diversity in perspective, talent and background keep Wyndham Worldwide an exceptional travel partner, a successful company and a great place to work."

Acknowledging that diversity enriches the Company and its associates' performances and services, Wyndham Worldwide offers a diversity and inclusion program that focuses on how the Company can help all associates, in all groups, succeed in their roles. As part of the curriculum, the Company sponsors several Associate Business Groups (ABGs), which are associate groups that share common interests and promote professional development and inclusion throughout the company. ABG examples include: ¡Fuerte!, which is focused on professional development for Hispanic associates; I-VOW, which focuses on recruitment, retention and professional development for veteran employees; and Women on Their Way, which supports the development and advancement of women across the company.

"From the recruitment, professional development and inclusive environment provided to all associates, Wyndham Worldwide fosters a workplace in which all individuals are treated with respect and can achieve both personal and professional ambitions," said Falvey. "Diversity is a journey, not a destination. There isn't a finish line for us to meet and then turn off any particular initiative. We're excited to keep building programs year-over-year that meet the needs of our associates and guests."

A recognized leader in diversity, Wyndham Worldwide has been named among the Top 25 Noteworthy Companies by DiversityInc, ranked in the top 10 for supplier diversity by DiversityInc, and among the top 50 companies by the National Association of Female Executives.

About Wyndham Worldwide

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses over 7,170 hotels with approximately 608,300 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.7 million members, access to approximately 100,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 160 vacation ownership resorts serving over 813,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 27,800 employees globally.

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