HOLLYWOOD, FL – Hard Rock International has been recognized by Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Women within the Travel & Leisure category for the fifth year in a row. Forbes partnered to compile the annual list, which surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees and pinpointed the companies they identified as most dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.
“It is with great pride that Hard Rock continues to be recognized among the top companies actively making strides in diversity, equity and inclusion and be featured as a best employer for women,” said Tracy Bradford, President of Seminole Hard Rock Support Services and Co-founder of Seminole & Hard Rock Women in Leadership internal mentoring program. “At Hard Rock, our mottos ‘all is one’ and ‘love all, serve all’ inspire us to champion our unique differences and celebrate our employees at all levels of the business with effective policies, programs and practices.”
Hard Rock implemented a Women in Leadership program in 2016 that provides mentorship between junior and senior executives and provides tools for empowerment and knowledge in their career. Since its inception, over 1,000 female team members have participated in the mentorship program and/or a brand-hosted educational conference. Hard Rock has significantly grown its female leadership year over year, even amid the pandemic. Female representation in leadership positions have continued to grow, represented by a more than 26 percent increase for vice president positions and above and a 31 percent rise for managers and directors.
In the last year, female representation at the executive committee level has doubled, and the majority of these appointments are women of color. In January 2022, new workforce demographic dashboards also began allowing the company to track and report diversity progress as well as employee engagement.
In addition to its corporate headquarters, Hard Rock employs more than 45,000 team members among its corporate-owned cafe, hotel and casino locations globally.