“We recognize that having a diverse and inclusive team helps make us stronger, better able to serve our partners and ensure outstanding performance.” - Bola Osakwe, Head of Inclusion & Diversity
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Vets @ Work
One area that we have been committed to since 2011 is veterans hiring. KKR launched Vets @ Work, an initiative aimed at recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining veterans at our Firm and across our U.S.-based private equity portfolio companies. Since 2011, KKR’s participating Vets @ Work companies have hired more than 62,500 veterans and military spouses and our shared commitment to this initiative only continues to grow.+ Read more
- Read Bola Osakwe’s blog postA DIVERSE APPROACH TO DIVERSITY RECRUITING
Developing a Diverse Culture
Having employees with varied backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and experiences helps strengthen our teams and our investment decisions. We focus on promoting and supporting diversity at our Firm and in our industry. We also provide our employees with training and experiences that develop their skills to maximize performance and realize their full potential. Becoming more diverse and inclusive is a strategic priority for our internal operations, as we believe that people from different backgrounds and perspectives help us make better decisions.
To help us realize this inclusive workplace, in 2014 we created the Inclusion & Diversity Council (“IDC”). It includes our senior most people who possess distinctly global points of view, including the Head of Human Resources. This group works with an Advisory Group of 18 diverse executives at various levels across the Firm to drive recruiting, promote retention, and maximize external partnerships. During 2015, our Firm offered global training in this high priority area to senior executives and managers. In 2016, we incorporated inclusion and diversity more formally into the Firm’s strategic planning process. In 2017 we launched an Inclusion Network to foster greater inclusion, celebrate diversity and bring our employees together across regions and offices. Across the Firm, there is increasing accountability for diverse candidate considerations in our new hire process, and we are working to provide and promote programs that support the retention and development of diverse candidates. In recognition of our progress, KKR scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (“HRC”) Corporate Equality Index.
In an effort to enhance our diversity practices, brand, and recruiting capabilities, we have identified and partnered with several leading diversity organizations. We seek to leverage our relationships with these organizations to access diverse talent, broaden our network and prospective stakeholder base, and brand the Firm in the marketplace as an inclusive workplace.
- 100 Women in Finance
- Alternative Investments Forum
- Level 20
- Girls Who Invest
- Girls Who Code
- Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN)
- The Women’s Foundation Hong Kong
- Women’s Alternative Investment Summit
- Women’s Private Equity Summit
- Parity Partners
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ORGANIZATIONS
- Center for Talent Innovation
- Management Leadership for Tomorrow
- Out for Undergraduate Business
- Out on the Street
- Reaching Out MBA
- Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
- The Robert Toigo Foundation
- The Alumni Society
Equal Employment Opportunity
KKR will provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. No employee will be discriminated against in hiring or employment because of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ancestry, military status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.