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No. 2 | Kaiser Permanente




  • Blacks, Latinos and Asians in Senior Leadership: 69% more than the Top 10 and more than double that of the Top 50
  • Women in Total Management: 59% more than the Top 10 and 78% more than the Top 50
  • Employees in Resource Groups: 76% more than the Top 10


Kaiser Permanente is committed to advancing diversity at every level of the organization. More than 60 percent of the organization's total workforce are members of racial, ethnic and cultural minorities, and more than 73 percent are women.

Ethnic, racial and cultural minorities make up more than half of Kaiser Permanente's management and professional workforce, with 75 percent of them women.

In 2016, female representation in the organization's C-Suite for its Health Plan organization was 29 percent. Kaiser Permanente has also maintained a 50 percent representation of women on the Executive Medical Directors group — the highest executive medical group at the organization.

This commitment to diversity and inclusion starts right at the top of the organization with Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson. Tyson personally signs off on executive compensation tied to diversity, diversity metrics and progress and goals and achievements for supplier diversity.

Many Kaiser Permanente employees participate in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which they refer to as Multicultural Business Resource Groups (MBRGs) or Unit Based Teams (UBTs). The company has a total of 12 groups, which are open to all employees, and more than 3,500 chapters.

The diversity of Kaiser Permanente's workforce reflects the rich diversity of its patients, members and communities.


Bernard J. Tyson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

"We are honored to be included again on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list. We are proud to be recognized as an organization that values and embraces diversity — and the richness of ideas and perspectives that come from that."

Dr. Ronald Copeland
Senior Vice President, National Diversity Strategy and Policy, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

"At Kaiser Permanente we believe that creating an inclusive work environment and diverse workforce is not only morally and socially responsible, but also inextricably linked to our mission and overall business objectives."


U.S. Headquarters: Oakland, Calif.

Global Employees: 190,899

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