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Houston Business Equity & Inclusion Assessment Illustrates Progress, Opportunity to Act

10/26/21

HOUSTON (October 26, 2021) – Houston area companies are largely proactive when it comes to advancing equity and inclusion in their business practices, but many are falling short of adequately addressing the racial, ethnic and gender gaps in the talent pipeline and promoting people of color and women to senior leadership roles and board positions, according to findings from the Houston region’s first Equity & Inclusion Organization Assessment. A total of 120 companies and organizations representing 215,000 employees in the region participated in the assessment conducted by the Greater Houston Partnership, which will use the results to guide its efforts to advance equity and inclusion in the business community.  The Partnership invited businesses and organizations across the 12-county region to participate in the assessment as a key component of One Houston Together, the organization’s commitment to leverage the power of the business community to reduce inequities in the metro area. The 120 organizations that responded are a representative sample of the region’s private sector companies as well as nonprofits and public entities. While the resul


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