Houston Business Journal reveals company honorees for 2021 Diversity in Business Awards

The Houston Business Journal will celebrate companies and business professionals promoting and advancing diversity at its 2021 Diversity in Business Awards during a live broadcast in March. Below are the corporate honorees that will be recognized.

First introduced in 2017, the Diversity in Business Awards program honors organizations and individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as well as in business leadership. Honorees bolster equality across all areas of diversity, including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion. Click here to see the inaugural year’s winners.

Honorees will be featured in a special publication and recognized in an awards ceremony. To read more about the honorees, check out the Houston Business Journal’s special Diversity in Business Awards section in the March 26 edition, available to HBJ print and digital subscribers. To subscribe, click here.


HBJ will celebrate all honorees during a live broadcast beginning at 2 p.m. on March 25. Click here for more information and to register.

All of the 53 companies selected as honorees are listed below in alphabetical order by category. They are divided into three awards categories: Outstanding Diverse Organizations, Outstanding Supplier Diversity and Outstanding Diversity Helping Hand. The Outstanding Diverse Organizations is also subdivided by company size.

Click here to see the individual honorees.

Outstanding Diverse Organizations identifies for-profit or nonprofit organizations that have contributed to harnessing diversity within their workforces and actively taken the lead to promote and champion the business case for diversity within the community or their industries. Companies in this category will be awarded by the size of their organizations — small, medium and large.

Small companies (10-99 employees)

  • Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Hancock Whitney
  • HOK
  • Houston Association of Realtors
  • Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Iapetus Holdings LLC
  • Jones Day
  • Lionstone Investments
  • McConnell & Jones LLP
  • Medical Bridges
  • NRL Mortgage
  • Potentia Workforce
  • Reconstruction of a Survivor
  • Wise Men Consultants

Medium companies (100-499 employees)

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston
  • Briggs & Veselka Co.
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Lopez Negrete Communications Inc.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Pariveda Solutions
  • The Awty International School

Large companies (500+ employees)

  • Accenture
  • Amegy Bank
  • HCA Houston Healthcare
  • Lone Star College
  • YMCA of Greater Houston

Outstanding Supplier Diversity recognizes companies that successfully seek out and do business with minority suppliers.

  • Aon PLC
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Houston First Corp.
  • Icon Information Consultants
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Sysco Corp.

Outstanding Diversity Helping Hand recognizes for-profit and nonprofit organizations that have shown dedication to promoting and championing diversity and inclusion in the business community or are supplying diversity-related resources, such as job sites, diversity training programs and e-learning during 2019/2020.

  • Association of Chinese American Professionals – Diversity Summit
  • BakerRipley
  • City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity
  • D. Samuels & Associates
  • Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Hello Alice
  • Houston Area Urban League
  • Houston Community College
  • Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Impact Hub Houston
  • Leadership Lady
  • LiftFund
  • Score Houston
  • Smith
  • The Veterans Infosource Project dba Women Veterans Business Center
  • TruFund Financial Services Inc.
  • University of Houston
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth
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