kimdukesKim Dukes 

Diversity and Inclusion Talent Strategist — Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

As diversity and inclusion talent Strategist for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Kim Dukes serves as a diversity recruitment trainer, internal consultant, and Human Resources regulator. Operating as a key stakeholder of the Talent Acquisition team, she innovatively designs and implements strategic recruiting programs that are focused on bringing balanced talent pools into the hiring process.  Kim focuses on creating a level playing field in the medical center for all talent, both internal and external.

As a recognized expert on strategic diversity recruiting, Kim is co-founder of DSP Executive Search, a veteran-owned diversity search firm that helps organizations address their talent pool gaps and assists them in building, recruiting, and hiring balanced workforces.

For the past twenty-five years, Kim has recruited, hired, and trained candidates for managerial and executive roles, trained corporate recruiters in the art of inclusive recruiting, and served as a consultant and strategic partner to help organizations build balanced talent pools. She is passionate about building diverse and inclusive workforces for her client organizations because research shows that an ethnically- and gender-diverse workforce results in a more effective, productive, and higher-performing organization.

Kim is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), and the Diversity Advisory Committee, as well as past co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Community Forum and a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP).

Additionally, Kim was a 2016 Ad Club ROSOFF 20/20 Awards nominee, which honors an individual’s vision for diversity & inclusion.  She has been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and the Boston Business Journal. Kim is also a LeadBoston 2012 alumni, a past recipient of Strong Women Strong Girls’ Spark Award, and named NEHRA’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year.  Lastly, the Boston Business Journal gave Kim an individual award for Leaders in Diversity, for her dedication, commitment, and outstanding contribution to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity within organizations.