Leadership U for Humanity

Change must happen. Confronting inequality needs much more than words. It demands action. For organizations, that action is driving diversity and inclusion, starting at the top.

Our commitment

The global population needs more opportunities to develop diverse leaders in organizations to drive change from within—only then will ideas and actions gain momentum.

This is the Leadership U for Humanity vision—to be a catalyst for the diverse leaders of tomorrow. Leaders who bring a wide range of life experiences to the table, including experiences of overcoming adversity and/or a demonstrated commitment to inclusion or community. Leaders who champion conscious inclusion. Who celebrate and empower difference. Because diverse organizations are just better. They make better decisions, grow faster, expand more, and are more profitable. 

Leadership U for Humanity, through the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation, combines the best of Korn Ferry’s experience in developing leaders with support and guidance from our community partners and corporate sponsors. Eligibility is not restricted on the basis of race or any other protected category.

What we are doing

Leadership U for Humanity is a leadership program developed by Korn Ferry for the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation provides Leadership U for Humanity at no cost to participants. Through our scalable career development program, future leaders will have free access to:

Meet our participants

Robbii is one of our Leadership U for Humanity graduates. In this short film, she tells her story from being a young girl and dreaming of being a “boss” to learning what it really takes to be a leader. She talks about juggling work and motherhood, staying resilient in the face of career challenges and the importance of having a great Be More Than attitude - for every part of life.

Our partnerships

We are proud to share the following organizations as our Leadership U for Humanity community partners.

Air Force Sergeant's Association Executive Leadership Council Institute for Responsible Citizenship Women in America Ascend NAHSE Out & Equal Leading Hispanics in STEM Boys & Girls Clubs of America Amerian Medical Women's Association National Naval Officers Association Communities in Schools National African-American Insurance Association Colorado Inclusive Economy African American Leadership Academy National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives National Minority Supplier Development Council Year Up Tee It Up for the Troops National Association for Black Accountants National Association of African Americans in Human Resources The Leadership Alliance Greater Jamaica Development Corporation Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Queens Chamber of Commerce Urban League of Central Carolinas Orchid Giving Circle Winston-Salem State University Johnson C. Smith University United Negro College Fund

Get involved

Your support will help make this initiative result in real change. Make a difference. Partner with us to create greater opportunities for diverse talent.