Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Harnessing diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture

Having employees with varied backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and experiences helps strengthen our teams and our investment decisions.  We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment and maintaining a talent pipeline that is representative of the investors we serve, the companies and stakeholders with whom we engage, and of our communities.  

Leadership & Governance

DEI requires the right governance model to ensure longevity and drive outcomes. Driving progress in our efforts toward a more diverse workforce starts at the top. KKR’s Inclusion & Diversity Council (IDC) is led by senior Firm leaders and co-chaired by our Co-CEOs and our Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Talent Development.  To ensure a truly global approach and perspective, we also have regional councils in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, which are collectively comprised of approximately 30 executives at various levels across the Firm, to help drive recruiting, promote retention, and maximize external partnerships. 

Our Employee Resource Groups support the work of the IDC, enhance collaboration, and strengthen the sense of community and belonging throughout the firm. 

KKR Employee Resource Groups

At KKR, we are deeply committed to ensuring we are a firm that attracts, develops and retains the best possible talent. People are the most essential asset to ensuring outstanding performance and delivering superior returns for our investors."
Kerryann Benjamin Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Talent Development


of our global employees are affiliated with at least one ERG as of January 2024. Each ERG has hosted programming targeting its membership and engaging the broader firm. 

Diversity by the Numbers

Employee Ethnic/Racial Diversity Numbers as of January 1, 2024

Employee Ethnic/Racial Diversity

As of January 1, 2024.  Americas only


Global Gender Diversity




    of our total workforce is comprised of women




    of KKR senior executives are women (including Partner, Managing Director & Director)


Cultivating Partnerships

In an effort to enhance our diversity practices and recruiting capabilities, we partner 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.

Women's Organizations
  • 30% Club
  • 30% Coalition
  • 100 Women in Finance
  • Alternative Investments Forum & Council
  • Association for Women in Finance
  • Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM)
  • Code First: Girls
  • Financial Women’s Association (Singapore)
  • Girls Who Invest
  • Girls Who Code
  • Level 20
  • Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN)
  • The Women’s Foundation Hong Kong
  • Women’s Alternative Investment Summit
  • Women’s Private Equity Summit
  • Women in Private Equity



Diversity and Inclusion Organizations
  • Coqual
  • EurOut
  • 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
  • Catalyst




DEI in Action

  • Celebrating women

    Members of KKR Women rang the bell at the NYSE to commemorate International Women’s Day in 2022.


    Image courtesy of NYSE.

  • DEI in our portfolio

    In January 2023, we hosted an event focused on DEI for 25 human capital leaders from our European portfolio. The agenda featured discussions on building an inclusive culture and leadership, recruiting for diversity, and setting up effective DEI programs. This event was one of a number of virtual and physical events to facilitate connections and peer learning among European HR and DEI leaders.

  • Celebrating women

  • DEI in our portfolio


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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.