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Diversity Awards
Supporting Minority and Women’s Businesses

These awards are proud symbols of the hard work and commitment of CenterPoint Energy to continually support and pursue opportunities with diverse business enterprises.

  • ‘Best of the Best’ List for Top Utilities, Energy, Gas and Oil Companies in Supplier Diversity, Hispanic Network Magazine, 2014.
  • Procurement Champion Award – Dennis Jasek, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, 2014, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
  • Procurement Champion Award – Teresa West, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, 2014, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Supplier Diversity Champion, D-Marrs.com Business Journal, 2014
  • Corporate Accountability Champion, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council , 2013
  • Small Business Administration Subcontracting Plan Audit – Outstanding Rating , 2012-2013 
  • Corporate Ambassador of the Year, Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Corporation of the Year, Houston Black Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Rigel Award for Corporate Accountability, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council , 2013
  • Procurement Champion Award – Lola Simon, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, 2013, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
  • Corporate Cutting Edge Award, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, 2013
  • EEI Supplier Diversity Innovation Award, Edison Electric Institute's Supplier Diversity Council, 2013
  • Pacesetter Award, Edision Electric Institute, 2013
  • Rigel Award for Corporate Accountability, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council 2012.
  • Corporate Cutting Edge Award, Women's Business Enterprise Alliance. 2012
  • Corporate Accountability Champion, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2012.
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council Champion of Diversity, Diversity Plus Magazine, 2011
  • Corporate Accountability Champion in Supplier Diversity, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2011
  • Special Recognition for Diversity Inclusion efforts of Legal Department, Houston SHP, 2011
  • Supplier Diversity Innovation Award, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2011
  • Supplier Diversity Second Tier Efforts Special Award, Houston Minority Supplier Development Councit 2011
  • Exemplary Leadership in Minority Business Development, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2011
  • Significant Growth and Utilization of WBEA WBE’s, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, 2011
  • Soaring Heights Award, Texas Business Alliance, 2010
  • Supplier Diversity Champion of the Decade, Minority Business News USA, 2010
  • Top Corporations for Supplier Diversity in the U.S., Minority Business News USA, 2010
  • Corporate Commitment Award, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2009
  • Advocate of the Year, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2009
  • Diversity First Award. Texas Diversity Council, Gulf Coast Chapter, 2008
  • Corporate Commitment Award, Houston Minority Business Council, 2008
  • President’s Award for Exemplary Commitment, Houston Minority Business Council, 2007
  • Corporate Commitment Award, Texas Diversity Council, 2007
  • Cutting Edge Award for Enhanced Growth and Utilization of Woman-Owned Businesses, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, 2007
  • Advocate of the Year, Houston Minority Business Council, 2007
  • Professional Services Advocate Award, Houston Minority Business Council, 2007
  • Corporate Buyer of the Year, Houston Minority Business Council, 2007
  • Corporate Commitment Award, Houston Minority Business Council, 2007
  • Helping Hand Award, Minority Business Members of Houston Minority Business Council, 2007
  • Cutting Edge Award for Significant Growth and Utilization of Woman-Owned Businesses, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, 2006
  • Corporate Buyer of the Year, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, 2006
  • Advocate of the Year, Houston Minority Business Council, 2006
  • Professional Services Best Performance, Houston Minority Business Council, 2006
  • One of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, 2005
  • Innovation Award, Houston Minority Business Council, 2005
  • Corporation of the Year, Houston Minority Business Council, 2005
  • Two consecutive ratings of "Outstanding"  Small Business Administration audit of corporate overall small business subcontracting program, 2005, 2000
  • Professional Services Best Performance by a Corporation, Houston Minority Business Council, 2004
  • Professional Services Advocate of the Year, Houston Minority Business Council, 2004
  • Exclusive recipient of the Edison Electric Institute's 2003 Supplier Diversity Award for comprehensive efforts to enable minority and women-owned businesses to enter the electric power marketplace, May 2003 
  • Professional Services Outstanding Commitment, Houston Minority Business Council, 2002
  • Professional Services Advocate of the Year, Houston Minority Business Council, 2002
  • Industry of the Year Award, LaPorte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce, 2001
  • Nomination as Corporation of the Year, National Minority Supplier Development Council, 2001
  • Corporate Commitment Award, Houston Minority Business Council, 2001, 2000, 1999
  • Advocate of the Year, Houston Minority Business Council, 2000
  • Helping Hand Award, Minority Business Members of Houston Minority Business Council, 2000
  • Corporate Firm of the Year, Houston Minority Business Development Center, Med Week 2000
  • Nomination for Corporation of the Year, Women's Business Enterprise Alliance, 2000