Marriott opens doors for women leaders

Marriott opens doors for women leaders

Marriott International, Inc. was recently recognized by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) as one of the Top 50 Companies For Women in 2011. Marriott was ranked in the top 10, and was selected for offering the policies and practices that encourage women’s advancement.

Today, women hold many powerful jobs at Marriott from president of a major operating division to global leader of sales and revenue management, as well as responsibility for some of the most profitable hotels. In addition, two of Marriott’s board members are women.

Eileen MacElroy, Marriott’s area vice president for the Eastern Region, said, “I have had profit & loss responsibility throughout my career with Marriott, ranging from single property to multi-property levels. This experience gave me a solid grounding in how to run a business and how to create financial value for various stakeholders. Proven ability to drive results in a variety of diverse roles with the company has helped me grow my career.”

Marriott was applauded for senior leadership commitment through forums such as the Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, which ensure women development and advancement in revenue generating and global leadership roles, and Women’s Leadership Development Initiative, which was launched 11 years ago with the goal to focus on three pillars: Leadership and Development, Networking and Mentoring, and Workforce Effectiveness.

For a summary of Marriott awards and recognition, including Marriott’s ranking on Working Mother’s Hall of Fame, visit Awards and Recognition.


The National Association for Female Executives was founded in 1972 and serves 20,000 members nationwide. It is a division of Working Mother Media and Bonnier Corp. For a complete list of the 2011 NAFE winners, visit

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