Every year, for their most exclusive list to-date, the National Diversity Council releases the Top 25 Fortune 1000 Companies for Diversity in Texas. Once again, The National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2018 Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Texas based on gender and minority representation in executive leadership and boards of directors. These organizations will be recognized on April 11, 2018 at the 14th Annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference.   

“I would like to commend the organizations who have made this distinguished list,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Although the highlighted companies have made some progress in their inclusion efforts, our hope is that this report will motivate them to continue progressing in a positive direction.”

Each of the 25 companies has been analyzed and compared against Texas demographics in the recently released report “Workforce Diversity and Corporate Governance: A Quantitative Analysis of Diversity and Inclusion in Texas Fortune 1000 Companies”. The National Diversity Council utilized various resources such as census reports, corporate websites, internal contacts, and external diversity associations to gather and report accurate information.  To see the full report, please visit our Corporate Diversity Research site.

Companies to be recognized include Dynegy, American Airlines, Dr. Pepper Snapple and J.C. Penney, to name a few, who after extensive research measured by racial and ethnic diversity, gender diversity, diversity in board membership and executive leadership, and corporate governance diversity of 101 Texas Fortune 1000 companies were hand selected.

The Texas Diversity and Leadership conference is a three-day event that will give organizations the opportunity to explore the tools and resources necessary to build diverse workforces and remain competitive on the global stage. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in informational sessions covering topics such as “Unconscious Bias,” “The Impact of Multiculturalism on the Healthcare Industry,” and “Countering Islamophobia.” This year’s keynote speakers are Actress and Philanthropist, Angela Bassett, Princeton University Professor Emeritus, Dr. Cornel West, Florida’s 43 Governor, Jeb Bush and Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julián Castro.

Registration for the Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference is currently ongoing and can be completed at texasdiversityconference.com. For more information, please contact Dennis Kennedy at [email protected].

See who made the cut. For the full list of the Top 25 Companies, see below.

  1. J.C. Penney
  2. Kimberly-Clark
  3. Neiman Marcus
  4. Texas Instruments
  5. Center Point Energy
  6. Commercial Metals
  7. Dynegy
  8. Conoco Phillips
  9. United Services Automobile Association
  10. Cinemark Holdings
  11. Marathon Oil
  12. Pepper Snapple
  13. KBR
  14. AT&T
  15. Oxy
  16. Michaels Stores
  17. American Airlines
  18. Phillips 66
  19. Westlake Chemical
  20. NuStar
  21. Comerica Incorporated
  22. Valero Energy
  23. Brinker International
  24. Enbridge
  25. Waste Management