Marriott International is a proud partner with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion organizations. Here are a few of our partners: ​
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is a globally impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for the more than 25 million people with vision loss in the U.S.
Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution.
Founded in 1989, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the industry, with over 9,300 members owning more than 22,000 hotels that total $60 billion in property value.

Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way society approaches homelessness. This unique running-based model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes and new lives.
Established in 1989 by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities, Bridges from School to Work engages employers, schools, community resources, youth and their families to help businesses meet their workforce needs while offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed through the power of a job.
CALIBR is a leadership development organization and professional membership network dedicated to accelerating readiness of senior, mid-level Black executives for senior executive roles, through specialized training, coaching, mentoring, and networking opportunities that give members access to the best practices that drive business success.
Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is the only chamber of commerce uniting and advocating for the over 28,000 LGBT+ owned and operated businesses in Canada.

The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council delivers programs and processes to promote and facilitate procurement opportunities between major corporations in Canada and suppliers of all sizes owned and operated by Canadian Aboriginals and Minorities.
The leading non-profit membership organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946.
Disability:IN is a leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Its network of more than 220 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Its central office and 27 affiliates serve as the collective voice to effect change for people with disabilities in business.

The Executive Leadership Council’s mission is to increase the number of successful Black executives, domestically and internationally, by adding value to their development, leadership and philanthropic endeavors across the lifecycle of their careers.
Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation, representing 13 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
The mission of IGLTA is to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers and expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact.

LATINA Style is a national magazine dedicated to the needs and concerns of contemporary Latina professional working women and Latina business owners in the United States. LATINA Style showcases Latina achievements in all areas, including business, science, civic affairs, education, entertainment, sports, and the arts.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
MBK Alliance works to unleash the power of communities working together to solve problems for boys and young men of color, at a level to improve their lives and their ability to succeed.
The mission of MFHA is to bring the economic benefits of diversity and inclusion to the food and hospitality industry by building bridges and delivering solutions. MFHA commits to delivering more connections and opportunities to build its members’ cultural intelligence to effectively engage multicultural employees, customers, and communities.

NAF is a leader in the movement to prepare young people for college and career success. For 30 years, NAF has refined a proven educational model which includes industry-focused curricula, work-based learning experiences, and business partner expertise.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
Since 1969, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.
The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) assists African-Americans in owning, developing and managing hotels. Additionally, it works to increase vendor opportunities and executive-level jobs for minorities.

Founded in 1972, NAFE has a rich history of providing education, networking and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security.
The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is a non-profit organization of minority MBAs, business professionals, entrepreneurs and MBA students. With thousands of members worldwide working in both private and public sectors, we share a commitment to education and business.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business advocate and direct link between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business owners, corporations, and government, and represents the interests of more than 1.4 million LGBT businesses and entrepreneurs.

National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) is a unique membership organization comprised of Fortune 1000 corporations providing leading-edge corporate best practices, research and network opportunities for the benefit of its corporate members.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business advocate and direct link between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business owners, corporations, and government, and represents the interests of more than 1.4 million LGBT businesses and entrepreneurs.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. NMSDC Has an unwavering commitment to advance Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers in a globalized corporate supply chain.
The NRA Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future. It does this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.

The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality was founded on the campus of Cornell University’s Hotel School. It is dedicated to the development of intensive programs in an effort to increase minority participation and advancement in the hospitality field.
Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League, headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. Since 1996, Out & Equal has partnered with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, DC, the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) increases employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Their programs and services enable companies to realize the competitive advantages of hiring people with disabilities.
UNIDOS US serves the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in program work in communities nationwide. It partners with a national network of nearly 300 affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest, oldest, and most successful minority higher education assistance organization. For more than 65 years, UNCF has raised more than $3 billion to help more than 350,000 students attend and graduate from college and distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the government.
VetFran was founded in 1991 as a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association (IFA). VetFran includes over 650 IFA member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in franchise ownership and/or a career path in franchising.

WEConnect International helps drive money into the hands of women business owners by enabling them to compete in the global marketplace. WEConnect International connects member buyers to women-owned sellers based outside of the US, enhances their capabilities to transact business and instills confidence that sellers meet buyers’ standards for women-owned businesses.
WCD is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. In this new era of responsibility, WCD is committed not just to good governance, but to governance with global vision.
Women’s Business Enterprise Council Greater DMV (previously WPEO-DC) is a dynamic community of certified women-owned businesses, building on their success through mutually beneficial partnerships with Fortune 1000 corporations and other WBEs.
WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women entrepreneurs.  Its mission is to fuel economic growth globally by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses.

The Youth Career Initiative (YCI) is an innovative, high-impact approach to combating global youth unemployment. This initiative provides at-risk young people with transferable life and work skills that make them employable as well as empower them to make career choices and positive life decisions.