Kohler Co. joins LGBT Chamber as newest Gold Founding Member

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Kohler Co. has joined the Chamber as its newest Gold Founding Member.

“We are proud to welcome Kohler Co. as the newest gold founding member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Kohler Co. understands the importance of being an inclusive and supportive workplace for all people, including members of the LGBT community.”

“Kohler Co. is pleased to join the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as a gold founding member,” said Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President of HR and Stewardship. “We truly embrace the diversity of our employees, and we will continue to work every day to make Kohler Co. a safe and welcoming workplace. We look forward to a strong and growing partnership with the LGBT Chamber as they work to grow a stronger pro-fairness business community in Wisconsin.”

 Enriching and improving the lives of associates and residents of the communities where Kohler operates has always been an integral part of the company’s culture, tied to its mission of gracious living. With a focus on community, sustainability, workplace and the arts, Kohler’s focus on Believing In Better® inspires its associates to take action to engage in the causes in which they believe.

 “We look forward to working with the entire team at Kohler Co. as we continue build a more diverse and inclusive community in Wisconsin,” added Rae. 

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of 32,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St Andrews, Scotland.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 470 members from around the state. In 2015, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the National Chamber of the Year Award from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.