National Diversity Council Honors Top 25 Companies for Diversity at Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference

Top Companies

The National Diversity Council is proud to announce the Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Texas based on women and minority representation in executive leadership and on boards of directors. These organizations will be recognized on April 19, 2017 at the 13th Annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference.

“I would like to commend the organizations who have made this prestigious listing,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Although Texas still trails national diversity and inclusion norms, especially in positions of executive leadership, it is my hope that the examples these companies set will help move the state forward.”

Each of the 25 companies has been analyzed and compared against national, Texas, and local 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.

The Texas Diversity and Leadership conference is a three-day event that will afford organizations the opportunity to explore tools and resources necessary to build diverse workforces and remain competitive on the global stage. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions covering topics such as “Unconscious Bias,” “The Impact of Multiculturalism on the Healthcare Industry,” and “Countering Islamaphobia.” This year’s keynote speakers include Emmy Award Winning Film Director, Spike Lee and Frye, Oaks, Benavidez & O’Neil PPLC Partner, Phyllis Frye.

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

Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Texas

  1. Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  2. Commercial Metals Company
  3. Texas Instruments Incorporated
  4. CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
  5. EP Energy Corporation
  6. Alliance Data Systems Corporation
  7. Brinker International, Inc.
  8. Tesoro Corporation
  9. J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
  10. United Services Automobile Association
  11. Waste Management, Inc.
  12. Oil States International, Inc.
  13. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
  1. Energy Future Holdings Corp.
  2. Flowserve Corporation
  3. AT&T
  4. Baker Hughes, Inc.
  5. American Airlines Group, Inc.
  6. Marathon Oil Corporation
  7. Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
  8. Comerica, Inc.
  9. Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
  10. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.
  11. Westlake Chemical Corporation
  12. Whole Foods Market, Inc.