Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Koya Leadership Partners embraces, values and respects the full range of social and cultural characteristics, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender identity, mental/physical ability, religion, and age.
- Koya is continually working towards becoming an organization that is reflective of the demographics of the country, the organizations that we partner with, and the constituents they serve.
- We commit to celebrating diversity, ensuring inclusion, and prioritizing equity in our internal and external work. We believe diversity, inclusion, and equity are essential to our ability to serve our clients well.
- We measure the performance of our diversity and inclusion initiatives whenever possible and share those outcomes internally and externally as a form of accountability.
- We believe that the social impact sector will be most effective when it reflects the communities it serves. We also believe that Koya plays a key role in this by ensuring that we help clients hire diverse candidates and give them the tools they need to succeed.
- We believe that building a diverse team is vital for effectively serving diverse clients and building diverse networks.
- Diversity doesn’t work without inclusion. The way we operate internally and externally, how we talk to each other and about our work, how we make decisions, how we run meetings, and how we solicit and weigh feedback and ideas are all critical elements for building an inclusive organization. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone’s voice is heard and respected and team members are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.
- We recognize that becoming a diverse and inclusive organization is a journey that requires discourse, collaboration, and an openness to change. We understand that this journey may not always be comfortable, but we are fully committed to engaging in the process.
We are proud to have assumed a leadership role nationally with regards to diversity, equity and inclusion. Since our founding in 2004, one-third of the leaders we have placed are people of color and two-thirds are women. In 2018 37% of our placements identified as people of color and 65% were women. Internally, our national staff is 40% people of color. We are deeply committed to increasing these numbers to more accurately reflect our nation’s demographics.