September 26, 2018

We're one of America’s 50 best companies for Latinas

In recognition of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, LATINA Style named the health care organization among the 50 best companies for Latinas.

In recognition of Kaiser Permanente’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, LATINA Style magazine named the integrated health care organization among the 50 best companies for Latinas.

Kaiser Permanente and its programs are highlighted in the LATINA  Style 50 report, a respected analysis of corporate America’s efforts to promote diversity and provide career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women. LATINA Style ranked Kaiser Permanente No. 23 for the outstanding career advancement opportunities provided to Latinas.

“We are again honored to be included on this prestigious list, demonstrating Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to attracting and retaining top Latina talent,” said Ronald Copeland, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief equity, inclusion, and diversity officer at Kaiser Permanente. “By ensuring strong representation of employees who reflect the diversity of our communities, we are better able to meet every individual’s needs in pursuit of total health.”

One of the ways Kaiser Permanente provides professional development programs and resources for its Latina employees is through the Kaiser Permanente Latino Association, which LATINA Style recognized earlier this year as a “Top 15 Employee Resource Group of the Year.”

The association offers its members a range of personal and professional development opportunities, including mentoring, networking, career development training, volunteerism, scholarships, and more. Recipients of this award show evidence of strong corporate leadership, mentorship, and dedication to its Latino employees.

“I’m very proud to be a leader in an organization that is committed to creating a diverse workforce and providing equitable opportunities for all of its employees,” said Amy Gutierrez, senior vice president and Kaiser Permanente’s chief pharmacy officer. “We are actively developing health care leaders who are focused on improving the health of our communities, and it’s exciting to be part of these efforts.”

LATINA Style annually evaluates over 800 U.S. corporations, looking for companies with significant programs to recruit and retain Latinas, veterans, and military personnel. Companies are evaluated in 5 major categories: leadership programs, training, mentoring programs, employee benefits, and representation of Latinas in senior positions.

Kaiser Permanente has earned several other accolades in 2018 for its leadership in equity, inclusion, and diversity: