Diversity & Inclusion


Diversity & Inclusion

Living a fulfilled and healthy life is different for each and every one of us. Understanding and embracing those differences for Kohl’s customers, associates, and communities is not just the right thing to do, but critical to driving growth for the organization. We are 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.

Committing to Change

To illustrate our investment in diversity and inclusion, Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge in 2019, joining more than 900 leaders from top organizations across the country in an effort to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Michelle also added her name to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) Region of Choice Corporate Pledge, showcasing our commitment to increase diverse representation in our hometown of Milwaukee.

Everyone Plays a Role

We recognize that we are all rewarded for bringing diversity and inclusion to life, and everyone plays a role. We are committed to attracting, promoting, and retaining diverse associates to embrace new perspectives and inspire innovation across the organization. Leaders are expected to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. Associates are encouraged to use their voice to challenge the status quo, while also listening to and embracing others, regardless of role or differences. This will enable our customers to see themselves in our brand and help the communities, where we live and work, thrive. Our diversity and inclusion work shines through our focus on four pillars: culture, career, commerce, and community.