MADISON, N.J., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. yesterday received a "Diversity in PR Award" for its Realogy Diversity & Inclusion Council campaign aimed at engaging employees around diversity objectives, partnering with diverse real estate associations, and positioning executives from Realogy and its real estate franchise brands as thought leaders within diverse market segments. The award was presented by PR News at its annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
"It's important for companies to keep the conversation open at all levels about the positive impact of having an inclusive environment — one where employees are engaged through a broad communication plan that elevates the importance of diversity and inclusion in making a company better while increasing its ability to attract talent," said Carmen Mercado, upon accepting the award on behalf of Realogy at the PR News' Winter Awards Luncheon. Mercado is a member of the Realogy Diversity & Inclusion Council and director of strategic growth markets for the Realogy Franchise Group, whose leading brands include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, ERA® and Sotheby's International Realty®.
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Realogy's Diversity & Inclusion Campaign Results:
- Quadrupled the number of Employee Resource Groups companywide to eight active employee-managed groups in 2016 to help provide employees with a collective voice around shared concerns that help promote an inclusive workplace.
- Drove significant attendance gains at company-hosted EXPLORE events for all brokers and agents at industry conferences around the nation, with a focus on the benefits of partnering with diverse real estate trade associations such as the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB).
- Partnered with diverse trade associations in supporting their mission and initiatives around homeownership for multicultural and diverse markets by empowering and encouraging employees, brand affiliates and independent sales associates to become involved, take on leadership positions both locally and nationally within the associations, and deliver rich content to its members.
The PR News Diversity & Inclusion Awards celebrate those organizations that have developed successful diversity campaigns showcasing diversity matters in the workplace and demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity. The list of Diversity & Inclusion Award honorees can be found here.
About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 13,650 offices with more than 268,000 independent sales associates conducting business in 111 countries and territories around the world. NRT LLC, Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy's brands and also provides related residential real estate services. Realogy also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, Title Resource Group (TRG), a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services and ZapLabsSM, its innovation and technology development subsidiary. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, N.J.
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