MGM Resorts International is advancing the cause of women-owned businesses. For the sixth time in as many years, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) recognized the global entertainment company as a leader in supporting women owned companies.
WBENC is a third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in America. MGM was among the 60 firms that was named as “America’s top corporations for women’s business enterprises.”
“Those top firms recognised this year collectively spent more than $39.5bn with WBENC-certified women business enterprises in 2018, an increase of $200 million from the prior year, with MGM having spent $157.8m with certified diverse-owned business enterprises during 2017.”
In response, MGM senior vice president and chief procurement officer Stacey Taylor said, “Women-owned businesses support our business by providing our supply chain with quality innovative offerings available to guests visiting our resorts.”
MGM’s Supplier Diversity program is reaping praises. Diversity publications like Black Enterprise and Diversity Inc. paid tributes while Forbes included MGM in its annual ranking of ‘America’s Best Employers for Diversity.’