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Port Houston Juneteenth Celebration

Posted by Sarah Rowland on June 17, 2022 at 10:51 AM

Did you know? Juneteenth was made an official federal holiday on June 17th, 2021, and this year will be Port Houston’s first-time celebrating Juneteenth in the workplace.

Kerrick Henny, Chief Government & Public Relations Officer at Port Houston, states “Juneteenth marks a date of major significance in American history and represents the ways in which freedom for Black people have been delayed. It is a reminder that “nobody is free until everybody is free” It should be celebrated as the day when all Americans were liberated and created equal. It should be a day to reflect, to learn, and grow as a nation and as a people.”

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Topics: people, inclusion, diversity, equity, celebration, Juneteenth

Port Houston Celebrating Diversity: All About LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on June 10, 2022 at 9:25 AM

Written by: Caitlin Perry, Internal Communications Specialist at Port Houston

Pride Month is important at Port Houston because it honors the historical and ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights, recognizes the humanity and validity of the LGBTQ+ community, and demonstrates the power and importance of being your authentic self. We recognize that Houston has the largest LGBTQ+ population of any city in the state of Texas, and it is essential for Port Houston to create an environment of acceptance for LGBTQ+ people in our workforce and community.

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Topics: people, inclusion, diversity, equity, DEI

Appreciation For S/MWBEs

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on May 18, 2022 at 5:41 PM

For many years, small, minority-owned, and woman-owned businesses (S/MWBEs) around the U.S. have helped us grow as a nation. Just look at some of your favorite stores like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Walmart. All four of these large corporations started as small businesses and worked their way to the top. Today small businesses face unique challenges, but continue to play a vital role in building our nation’s economy. The Port Houston Business Equity team knows this, and their program is designed to help S/MWBEs thrive in this country. Port Houston is honored to recognize and work with more than 1,400 S/MWBEs across the Greater Houston region.

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Topics: business development, small business, business equity, business opportunity, inclusion, diversity, equity

Celebrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Maritime Workforce

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on December 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Maersk’s rainbow container made its way around the world to Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal. This colorful container has served as a symbol of equity, inclusion and diversity where all employees, partners, and customers feel welcomed and can be themselves without judgment or fear.

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Topics: maritime, leadership, workforce, careers, people, inclusion, diversity, equity, DEI

Port Houston Commits to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on June 10, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Written by: Carolyn Ashley, Director of Employee Development & Engagement at Port Houston, and Caitlin Perry, Internal Communications Specialist at Port Houston.

As an international port in the most diverse city in the U.S., Port Houston has a duty to promote diversity, equity and inclusion as an employer, community partner and regional leader. Port Houston recently formalized its commitment by officially adopting a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Position Statement:

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Topics: workforce, tribute, careers, people, inclusion, diversity, equity, DEI

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