Inclusion Through Action
At Ryman Hospitality Properties, we give each other permission to bring our whole selves to the workplace. OPEN was conceived in 2021 by RHP’s employee-led Diversity Council to foster inclusiveness, celebrate individuality, and empower teammates to grow, together. From behind the scenes to the big stage, we are strengthening a culture that embraces new ideas and shared experiences to create positive change. We are OPEN.
Listening and learning from the unique experiences of others, both within our organization and beyond.
Pursuing more balanced recruiting and more representation on our stages.
Using mentoring, training, education and more to elevate diverse teammate talent and ensure employee wellbeing.
Making an impact in our communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.
HEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY
Our employees are creatives, strategists and connectors who are carrying out the OPEN promise, lifting each other up and nurturing stronger communities every day.
Accountability is at the core of building a more equitable future for our company and our industry, and we are committed to living these values in all that we do.”– Colin Reed, Chairman and CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Connecting with Youth
We have increased our presence and partnerships with local high schools and universities to encourage and inspire the next generation of leaders to pursue careers in hospitality and entertainment.
We have established new relationships with diverse Nashville-area community groups as we recruit for open positions.
We have developed an Artist Advisory Panel to better understand perceptions related to diversity and inclusion at our company and identify new opportunities to feature more diverse talent across our stages.
Fostering Workplace Inclusion
We are proud of the contributions our Diversity and Inclusion Council program has made to our business in just a few short years. Each year, a cohort of employees is selected from internal nominations throughout our family of brands. This group explores topics related to workplace inclusion and helps the company’s senior leadership set annual and ongoing internal and external priorities for diversity and inclusion. Areas of impact have included policy changes in Human Resources, Leadership and Training, Operations, and more.
In 2022, we implemented a VTO policy to provide all full-time employees paid time off to serve their communities, with a focus on youth education and disaster response.