National Diversity Council Announces Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Texas

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 PM ET

HOUSTON, November 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ - 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. Registration is currently ongoing and can be completed at For more information, please contact Dennis Kennedy at


Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Texas

1. Kimberly-Clark Corporation

14. Energy Future Holdings Corp.

2. Commercial Metals Company

15. Flowserve Corporation

3. Texas Instruments Incorporated

16. AT&T

4. CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

17. Baker Hughes Incorporated

5. EP Energy Corporation

18. American Airlines Group Inc.

6. Alliance Data Systems Corporation

19. Marathon Oil Corporation

7. Brinker International, Inc.

20. Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

8. Tesoro Corporation

21. Comerica Incorporated

9 J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

22. Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

10. United Services Automobile Association

23. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.

11. Waste Management, Inc.

24. Westlake Chemical Corporation

12. Oil States International, Inc.

25. Whole Foods Market, Inc.

13. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.



About the National Diversity Council

A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

More information about the National Diversity Council is available at


NDC Media Contact:

Dennis Kennedy

Founder & Chair

National Diversity Council