Marriott is Great for Blacks in Technology

28th Jul 2004

Marriott International, Inc.
announced that Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) and have presented the company with their “Best
Companies for Blacks in Technology Award.” Marriott was one of six winners
selected from a survey of Fortune 1000 companies. This annual award
recognizes Marriott for creating a positive organizational climate and
career development opportunities for African-Americans working in
technology. In announcing the award, BDPA and noted “the best-
in-class programs that Marriott International has in place” and praised
Marriott for its strong commitment to diversity.

“At Marriott, a diverse workplace is a key component of our culture and
the way we do business,” said Carl Wilson, executive vice president and
chief information officer. “The BDPA award is a great honor for Marriott
and reflects the many achievements of our technology division in providing
a positive work environment and development opportunities for all of our

BDPA is a national, non-profit professional organization, founded in 1975,
that supports minorities in ensuring their adequate representation in the
information technology industry. There are over 50 active local BDPA
chapters nationwide. is a leading career web site for companies seeking
to recruit experienced diverse candidates. The site combines leading
technology with diversity and career information from over 2,500 sources.

Other recent awards recognizing Marriott as an excellent workplace include:


* The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
ranked Marriott number one in the organization’s annual lodging report
card for the 6th time. * Marriott International ranked No. 25 on
DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Marriott also ranked
No. 5 for Asian-Americans and No. 9 for executive women. * Hispanic
magazine’s “Corporate 100” recognized Marriott International as one of the
100 “Best Places to Work for Latinos.” * Marriott ranked in the top ten
U.S. companies for diversity in the Best of the Best: Corporate Awards for
Diversity & Women by Diversity Best Practices and Business Women’s Network



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