When it comes to succeeding in business, perseverance and hard work go a long way. But sometimes achieving your goals means rejecting the status quo.
Growing up in Washington, D.C., Phyllis James looked to her teachers as role models. She excelled in the classroom, recognizing a solid education could help her move ahead. After college, while continuing her studies, she also realized settling for a typical career was simply not an option.
For the eighth year, Black Enterprise magazine has named MGM Resorts among the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” in the U.S. for its diversity and inclusion practices. It is the only company in the gaming industry – and the only company in Nevada – to be named to the magazine’s list this year.
Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank, was nearly at a loss for words to describe the results of this year's MGM Resorts Canned Food Drive totals.
"The first year (of the food drive), I said I was impressed. The second year, you exceeded our expectations. Last year blew us away. What can I say this year? Keep this up, and we'll need another warehouse," he said.
MGM Resorts own Executive Vice President Special Counsel-Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer has been named to an elite list of the top influential women in corporate America by Savoy Magazine.
Phyllis James is on the list that includes Ursula Burns, Chairperson and CEO of Xerox; Rosalind G. Brewer, President and CEO of Sam's Club and Wal-Mart Stores; and Carla Harris, Vice Chair of Global Wealth Management for Morgan Stanley, among many others.