Differences Make Us Stronger
Operating as one team, we celebrate the more than 210,000 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.
“We have an obligation and an expressed purpose — at all levels of this organization — to create a diverse and inclusive environment that encourages our employees to reach their full potential while continually providing the high level of care people expect from Kaiser Permanente.”– Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO
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 #2 on DiversityInc's 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity
- Ranked #3 on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top 10 Companies for Recruitment
- Ranked #8 on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top 13 Companies for Supplier Diversity
- Ranked #12 on DiversityInc’s 2016 Top 15 Companies for Mentoring
- Scored 100% on HRC's Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey for LGBT workplace equality
- Ranked #21 on the 2016 LATINA Style 50 Report, addressing the needs of Latina professionals and business owners in the U.S.
- A Disability Equality Index (DEI®) Top-Scoring Company and 2017 Best Place to Work
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change honored Kaiser Permanente with its Salute to Greatness Award in 2015
- All 38 of Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals were recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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 Latino Association & KP Hispanic Business Resource Group
Inspiring and empowering KP's Latino 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.
KP Women Embracing Life and Leadership (KPWELL)
Empowering KP women to lead, learn, and enhance their potential by providing opportunities to connect, share, and excel.
KP Armenian Connection
The KP Armenian Connection exists to encourage professional growth and provide its members with a forum for career development.
KP Women in Technology (KPWIT)
Empowering and connecting women across KP to enable collaboration, leadership, and the broadening of possibilities through technology.
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.
Come introduce yourself to a member of the Kaiser Permanente team at an upcoming career or professional event. We look forward to meeting you in person.