We’re celebrating a respected distinction this week as Bloomberg releases its annual Gender-Equality Index. This year marks the fourth year Kilroy has been listed on the Index, recognizing our collective commitment to driving action, advancing women in the workplace, and promoting equity.
“We work hard to foster an equitable work environment. As we continue to grow and learn, our utmost priority is to refine our policies and to devote resources to advance transformative DEI efforts that empower our diverse team,” — Heidi Roth, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at Kilroy.
Kilroy has been listed as one of 484 companies across 45 countries and regions. The Index is a modified market capitalization-weighted list that aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting and measures gender equality across five pillars:
- Female leadership & talent pipeline
- Equal pay & gender pay parity
- Inclusive culture
- Anti-sexual harassment policies
- Pro-women brand
“We work hard to foster an equitable work environment. As we continue to grow and learn, our utmost priority is to refine our policies and to devote resources to advance transformative DEI efforts that empower our diverse team,” said Heidi Roth, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at Kilroy.
The Bloomberg survey assesses companies on their female leadership and talent pipeline. As of December 31, 2022, Kilroy’s overall workforce was 55% female, with women comprising 59% of new hires in 2022. The company offers generous paid parental leave for everyone, a parental leave coaching program, adoption assistance, contraception and fertility services, and flexible work schedules. In addition, Kilroy continuously looks for new and better ways to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment, including requiring unconscious bias training for all employees.
“We are proud to recognize Kilroy and the other 483 companies included in the 2023 GEI for their commitment to transparency and setting a new standard in gender-related data reporting,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. “Even though the threshold for inclusion in the GEI has risen, the member list continues to grow. This is a testament that more companies are working to improve upon their gender-related metrics, fostering more opportunity for diverse talent to succeed in their organizations.