Shell is very active in the communities in which we live and work, partnering with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to have a positive impact on diverse communities. Our Diversity Advocacy Portfolio includes local, regional and national organizations to build the kind of strong relationships that foster real change for individuals and for communities. Our goals include cultivating economic growth in the business community, developing potential Shell employees, and building strong relationships with our various customer groups.

Diversity Advocacy Partners

Some of our key national and local Diversity Advocacy Partnering organizations include:

Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)

ACT-SO is the NAACP’s yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.

American Association of Mexican Americans (AAMA)

For more than 40 years, AAMA’s mission has been to inspire and empower Latinos pursue their potential and achieve success. AAMA has motivated at-risk youth to finish school and encouraged many to go on to college. They have taught immigrant adults to communicate in English and have guided scores of them to gain the knowledge they need to become contributing United States citizens.

Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC)

The Asian Chamber of Commerce has been supporting the business community in Houston for 25 years. They are a diverse, multicultural group focused on increasing business with the Asian community locally and abroad for all Asian countries, as well as improving the overall economic prosperity of Houston.

Asian Pacific American Advocates – OCA Organization for Chinese Americans National

OCA is a national membership-driven organization embracing the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans. OCA efforts are dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, touching tens of thousands of individuals each year through its extensive network of over 100 chapters, affiliates, and partners from around the country.

Organization for Chinese Americans Greater Houston


Disability:IN is an inclusive global economy where people with disabilities participate fully and meaningfully. They collaborate with purpose to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities, to inspire accessible innovation for all and to foster cultures of inclusion.

The Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council is the preeminent member organization for the development of global black leaders. Our mission is to increase the number of successful black executives — both domestically and internationally — by adding value to their development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors throughout the life-cycle of their careers thereby strengthening their companies, organizations, and communities.

Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (GHBC)

The GHBC represents the interests of and promotes greater unity amount the African-American business community. Holding true to their mission to both secure and retain a broad and diverse base of members that reflect the culture of the Greater Houston community, and provide financial and volunteer resources to implement the Chamber’s initiatives.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber is a network of LGBT and allied business owners and corporate partners to support business development and business growth. The Chamber offers a unique opportunity to connect with the LGBT and supportive business community through networking and business development programming.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – of Louisiana (HCCL)

The HCCL is committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community which will result in economic development and progress for Louisiana. Included within its focus is a dedication to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America. HCCL also works with traditional American businesses to help them approach this fastest growing minority population in the United States.

Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) STEM Program

The mission of HAUL is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. HAUL helps families achieve self-sufficiency and become productive citizens in the community by providing services that empower those who have traditionally been underserved in the community.

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC)

The HHCC is the leading regional advocate for the economic and civic interests of the Hispanic business community. The HHCC serves as a catalyst for business opportunity and growth by creating business opportunities, Organizing and sponsoring a wide array of programming and by identifying new and existing business opportunities for members.

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (USIACC)

The mission of the USIACC is to facilitate commerce between the U.S. and India as well as access to the Indo-American market. It is the voice of the Indo-American business community

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce – Greater Houston (IACCGH)

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) – STEM Education Program

The mission of LULAC is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. LULAC provides local and national connectivity with the Hispanic community.

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) – STEM Program

NACME is the largest provider of college scholarships for underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees at schools of engineering. Their mission is to enrich society with an American workforce that champions diversity in STEM by increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

NGLCC supports and advocates for diversity and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses and, provides a platform for connecting corporate partners with certified LGBT suppliers and an incubator for entrepreneurial success. NGLCC also works to ensure implementation of pro-business, LGBT-inclusive policies at the federal, state, and local levels of government.

National Urban League (NUL)

The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Rainbow Push Coalition (RPC)

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change. They work to make the American Dream a reality for all our citizens and advocate for peace and justice around the world. The RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless.

UNIDOS US (formerly National Council of LaRaza NCLR) - STEM Program

UNIDOS serves the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in program work in communities nationwide. They partner with a national network of nearly 300 Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation. UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that the UNCF network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.

US Black Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Black Chamber has 5 pillars of service: advocacy to fight for legislation that promotes small business growth, access to capital which is the single most important factor limiting establishment, expansion and growth of Black-owned businesses, contracting to help members gain access to opportunities, entrepreneur training to prepare members to grow and manage successful businesses, and Chamber development to spread the impact of Chamber best practices and industry data among members.

Women’s Energy Network

The vision of the Women’s Energy Network is to be the premier organization that educates, attracts, retains, and develops women working across the value chain. WEN’s mission is to provide networking opportunities and foster career and leadership development of those who work in the energy industries.

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