MGM Resorts International has been commended for diversity and inclusion, by placing on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Women 2018 in 199th spot.

Ranking the top 300 organisations who received the highest total scores, Forbes, in partnership with research firm Statista, surveyed over 40,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people within the US, with the sample including 25,000 women.

MGM, who placed at number 76, up from 236, on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers at the beginning of May, currently sees its workforce made up of approximately 51 per cent of women, with 44 per cent of its management division also occupied by women.

Phyllis A. James, chief diversity and corporate responsibility officer for MGM Resorts International, commented: “Embedding diversity and inclusion into our workforce, culture and operations has been a hallmark of corporate social responsibility at our company. A central aspect of our efforts has been gender representation.

“I am proud to work for a company that supports women’s aspirations to reach their highest potential in business leadership and their communities. Our company has led gender diversity in the gaming industry and on the Las Vegas strip. For example, MGM Resorts appointed the first and second woman presidents of strip resorts, as well as the first female executive chef in the food and beverage industry on the Strip.”

Employees conducting the survey did so anonymously online, with participants’ feelings about their employers measured and ranked across numerous categories, featuring “topics relevant for women” including parental leave, family support, flexibility, discrimination, representation and career.

Additionally, participants were also given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries, whilst the survey also evaluated companies based on diversity among top executives.

The MGM Resorts Foundation is to host the Annual Women’s Leadership Conference at it’s Las Vegas property on August 27-28.