Black Meetings and Tourism

May / June 2017

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B M & T ••• May/June 2017 ••• 36 Arnold the very important lesson that your ethnicity or background should not and will not be a barrier to your pro- fessional success." In 2016, Carnival Corporation was cited as one of the "50 Best Companies for Diversity" by Black Enterprise Magazine, which annually recognizes companies that promote inclusivity, including workforce education, board member diversity, senior management, employee base and procurement. In April 2017, Carnival Corporation was named one of the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2017 by Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CRM). The company ranked No. 23 in CRM's 18th annual survey, highest among firms in the travel and tourism sector and the only cruise company to make the list. About the 2017 EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders List Peers and colleagues nominated executives for the EMpower 100 list. Nominations were then reviewed by EMpower's judging panel consisting of: Ashok Vaswani, CEO, Barclays UK; Vivian Hunt, managing partner, McKinsey & Co; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Linda Yeuh, Global economist, broadcaster and author, Oxford University; Nina Vaca, chair- man & CEO, Pinnacle Group; Carola Hoyos, editor of the Executive Appointments section of the Financial Times and Suki Sandhu, founder & CEO of EMpower. Nominees were scored on the influence of their role, impacts on ethnic minority inclusion inside and outside the workplace and business achievements. In its first year in 2016, the EMpower 100, formerly the UPstanding Leaders' List, honored as top executive Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent. This year for the first time, EMpower also named a 30 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List available here. About Empower EMpower (formerly known as UPstanding) is a profession- al membership organization helping corporate members drive greater black, Asian and minority ethnic inclusion at all levels of their companies. The organization is backed by 10 founding members: BP, Barclays, LinkedIn, Jupiter, Coca-Cola, Virgin Money, Slaughter and May, PwC, Sainsbury's and Dentsu Aegis. EMpower's sister organization is OUTstanding, a pro- fessional membership organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) leaders and future leaders. About Carnival Corporation & plc Carnival Corporation & plc is among the largest, most prof- itable and financially strong leisure travel companies in the world, with a portfolio of 10 cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia that includes Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK). Together, these brands operate 103 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 231,000 lower berths with 17 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2018 and 2022. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P500 and the FTSE 100 indices. In 2017, Fast Company recognized Carnival Corporation as being among the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies" in both the design and travel categories. Fast Company specifically rec- ognized Carnival Corporation for its work in developing Ocean Medallion™, a high-tech wearable device that enables the world's first interactive guest experience platform capable of transforming vacation travel into a highly personalized and elevated level of customized service. Additional information can be found on,,, www.princess- .com,,,,,, and www.pocruis- Continued from page 20

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