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Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs; where diversity and inclusion drive innovation and business results while enabling associates and customers to be their authentic selves every single day.

How Our Commitment Comes To Life

We are working to ensure our workplace better reflects our customer base, and embraces the different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives that make us each unique and our entire business better. We are fostering a culture where everyone feels welcome, valued, and heard and experiences equity in how we grow our associates and business together.

slide 1 of 1 How Our Commitment Comes To Life “ We are working to ensure our workplace better reflects our customer base, and embraces the different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives that make us each unique and our entire business better. We are fostering a culture where everyone feels welcome, valued, and heard and experiences equity in how we grow our associates and business together. 128 x 128 Elaine G. Team Lead, Credit & Call Centers Learn more
Culture

We are a purpose-led organization, focused on building an inclusive culture where courage and curiosity thrive. We are intentional about creating an environment that fosters belonging by championing, supporting, and embracing a diverse workforce. Our associates are empowered to be at their best and bring their best each day.

Career

We believe that diversity makes us stronger. Different perspectives and experiences ensure we better reflect the marketplace and drive innovation.
We are committed to attracting, developing, promoting, engaging, and retaining diverse associates. 

Commerce

We put customers — the core of our business — first. As we work to offer the most relevant brands, unmatched value, and constant discovery, we’re focused on ensuring all of our customers see themselves in every part of our brand, including products, marketing, and customer service.

Community

A commitment to healthy families can't be approached with a one-size-fits-all mentality. Each communicty has unique needs on their journey to total well-being. Kohl's is poud to invest more in initiatives that help families thrive in our diverse communities.

Our Business Resource Groups

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Kohl’s BRGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource for associates by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with Kohl’s organizational mission, values, goals. Our BRGs help us to drive inclusion, recognize & celebrate diverse perspectives, and achieve success through engagement & development. Through our BRGs we can impact commerce, careers, community & culture.
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Asian Pacific
Bring associates together to create an inclusive environment and offer open discussions that matter to Asian Pacific communities
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Black Professionals 
Attract, develop and retain black professionals to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce
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diverseAbilities Be inclusive of, empower and support associates with disabilities and/or mental health issues
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Hispanic y Latino Support career growth of Hispanic/ Latino professionals through mentoring and professional development offerings
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Millennial Connect associates of all generations with each other & surrounding communities, support individual development and provide a voice to innovate for the Millennial Customer
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#PrideAtKohls Advocate and support diversity in gender identification and sexual orientation for Kohl’s associates and customers
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Veterans
Promote an inclusive environment for veterans, past and current military, their allies and Kohl’s associates
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Women of Kohl's Engage and support women at Kohl’s, offering leadership development and mentoring opportunities for women to grow in the Company
Culture
Unconscious Bias Training
We work to provide learning opportunities for our leaders and associates to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce and engage associates on how that creates a competitive advantage. In 2019, we piloted unconscious bias training to help associates understand and manage their own blind spots, and to build stronger connections with colleagues, customers, partners and our communities. This required training will roll out to all of our leaders in 2020.
Career
Military Hiring
We actively recruit Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses for a variety of roles in our stores and logistics facilities. We believe Veterans and military families come from a culture of leading through change, are strongly resilient, and have experience driving performance and results. The importance of these leadership skills have led our talent teams to engage with several military bases and partner with Veteran service organizations to help connect service members and their spouses to careers within our organization.
Commerce
Adaptive Clothing
In 2019, we introduced adaptive clothing with styles available from our three largest, only-at-Kohl's kids’ brands. With features including abdominal access for medical ports and feeding tubes, sensory-friendly options for better comfort and wheelchair-friendly options for ease of wear, the new adaptive clothing is thoughtfully designed, and makes stylish, quality apparel accessible to all. 
Communities
Your Community is Our Community
In the summer of 2019, customers were able to shop an assortment of vibrant Pride- and Americana-themed tees for the family that celebrated our communities. Coinciding with the launch of the Family Fun tees collections, donations of $100,000 were made to both The Trevor Project and the United Service Organizations to support each nonprofit’s life-changing mission.​​​​​​​
Fun Tees Collection
slide 4 of 4 Communities Your Community is Our Community In the summer of 2019, customers were able to shop an assortment of vibrant Pride- and Americana-themed tees for the family that celebrated our communities. Coinciding with the launch of the Family Fun tees collections, donations of $100,000 were made to both The Trevor Project and the United Service Organizations to support each nonprofit’s life-changing mission.​​​​​​​