MGM Resorts International is one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, according to the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The annual list is the only national award honoring corporations for supplier diversity initiatives that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.
MGM Resorts is one of 60 corporations that meet WBENC's rigorous standards. The top corporations recognized this year collectively spent more than $39.5 billion with WBENC-certified women business enterprises in 2018, an increase of $200 million from the prior year. In 2017, MGM Resorts spent $157.8 million with certified diverse-owned business enterprises.
"MGM Resorts is honored to receive this special recognition for the sixth consecutive year," said Stacey Taylor, senior vice president and chief procurement officer for MGM Resorts International. "Women-owned businesses support our business by providing our supply chain with quality innovative offerings available to guests visiting our resorts."
The Supplier Diversity program is part of MGM Resorts' larger company diversity and inclusion initiative that has been recognized by leading diversity publications including DiversityInc and Black Enterprise.
"As a company, we are deeply honored to join women-owned suppliers, contractors and service providers who continue to make positive impacts in their communities," said Phyllis A. James, chief diversity and corporate responsibility officer for MGM Resorts International. "We are proud to engage with these businesses and play a role in facilitating their continued success, and in turn the communities of which they are a vital part."