Kim Dukes is a recognized expert on strategic diversity recruiting and inclusive business practices. Prior to joining Koya Partners | Diversified Search Group, she held the position of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she was responsible for dismantling bias in the hiring process and hiring leaders for the organization. Her work expanded to keeping an equity lens on the medical center’s internal and external work during the Covid 19 pandemic. Kim also co-founded DSP Executive Search, a veteran-owned (Navy) diversity search firm that helped organizations address their talent pool gaps and assisted them in building, recruiting, and hiring balanced workforces.
For the past 25 years, she has recruited, hired, and trained candidates for managerial and executive roles, trained corporate recruiters on the art of inclusive recruiting, and served as a consultant and strategic partner to help organizations build sustainable diversity programs. Kim is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) where she is a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee and past co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Community Forum. She is a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) and a 2021 graduate of McKinsey Academy’s Black Executive Leadership Program.
Her work has been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and the Boston Business Journal. She is a LeadBoston 2012 alumna and was named Northeast HR Association 2014 Volunteer of the Year. Kim sits on the board of Trustees for Youth Enrichment Services (YES), and her commitment to youth made her the recipient of a Strong Women Strong Girls’ Spark Award. She also received an individual award for Leaders in Diversity by the Boston Business Journal for her dedication, commitment, and outstanding contribution to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity within organizations. Kim was recently awarded the Northeast HR Association Frank X. McCarthy Diversity Champion Award for 2021.
Kim’s practice focuses on DEI and Human Resources leadership roles.
Kim attended Clemson University and obtained her Diversity Management Certification (CCDP/AP) at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.