Differences Make Us Stronger
Operating as one team, we celebrate the 280,000 individuals who make us better. We value the collaboration and respect between us that make us stronger, and we cherish the differences that make us richer.
“At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion, and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and are part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a better partner in the communities we serve, and a better place to work.”– Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief equity, inclusion, and diversity officer
Diversity, inclusion, and culturally competent medical care are defining characteristics of Kaiser Permanente's past, present, and future. From recognizing the powerful contributions of those with disabilities, to supporting those who served in our military with the means to enhance their skills, maintaining industry-leading levels of diversity and inclusion not only fills us with pride, but enables us to fulfill our mission, sustain our business objectives, and provide the best high-quality care to our members and patients.
The Proof In The Pudding
- Ranked #20 on Fortune's 2019 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity
- Ranked #6 on DiversityInc’s 2018 Top 11 Companies for Recruitment
- A DiversityInc 2018 Top 15 Companyfor Supplier Diversity
- Scored 100% on HRC's Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey for LGBT workplace equality
- Honored 4 years running in the DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame
- A Disability Equality Index (DEI®) Top-Scoring Company and 2018 Best Place to Work
- Kaiser Permanente hospitals recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
- Recognized on the2019 LATINA Style 50 Report for the best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S.
- An American Best Employer for Women by Forbes magazine
Communities Within Our Community
At Kaiser Permanente, we operate as one team and one family. Our richly diverse and tight-knit community consistently offers networking, mentoring, skill building, and support. Not only that, we also deliver powerful programs that connect co-workers in meaningful ways, including career, culture, and community groups. With thousands of members of our workforce currently participating, these Business Resource Groups (BRGs) allow close circles of peers to connect in meaningful ways.
We are proud to offer these programs to foster a culture of inclusion, both inside and outside of Kaiser Permanente. Here is a snapshot of some of our BRGs:
Dedicated to providing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development to engage and inspire KP's future leaders.
KP Asian Association (KPAA)
Advancing KP's mission by promoting professional development and culturally competent care with a strong focus on our Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Empowering employees with disabilities to optimize their talents and achieve their goals.
KP LatinX Association (KPLA)
Inspiring and empowering KP's LatinX communities to achieve their full potential at all levels, thereby enhancing our shared success.
KP Veterans Association (KPVA)
Giving a voice to the strengths and needs of KP's military community and advocating the rights and respectful treatment of veterans around the world.
Striving to make KP the employer of choice and the national leader in the delivery of sensitive, quality health care to the LGBT community.
Women Empowered at Kaiser Permanente (WE@KP)
Inspiring and empowering KP employees to actively develop professionally and personally through workforce, community programs and resources with a focus on the unique aspects of women.
KP Armenian Connection
The KP Armenian Connection exists to encourage professional growth and provide its members with a forum for career development.
KP Native American Business Resource Group
A proud member and supporter of our Native American communities, we forge valuable inroads and promote and celebrate our native culture.
KP African American Professional Association (KPAAPA)
Transforming our workplaces and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their potential.