"Our people can feel comfortable being themselves."
Our vision is to ensure KPMG is somewhere all our people can feel comfortable being themselves. This is why for Black History Month, KPMG’s African and Caribbean Employee Network is hosting a series of virtual events for all colleagues focused on the significant contribution of Black people in the UK, which spans centuries and is a part of everyone's history.
The Black Lives Matter movement continues to gain momentum and has brought racial inequality firmly into the spotlight at a time when the world faces unprecedented challenges and hardship.
Black History Month is an opportunity for us all to reflect and raise awareness of Black culture, heritage, achievements and contributions by celebrating 'Our story, everyone's history' – KPMG’s Black History Month theme for 2020.
How are we bringing this to life for our colleagues? It begins with a welcome session from John McCalla-Leacy, KPMG partner, with an overview on Black History Month and why it matters. Then throughout the month, we’ll be looking at everything from the Impact of Racism on Mental Health through to the links between Race and Social Immobility in the UK today, and how KPMG is addressing social immobility through initiatives like mentoring. We’ll also be hosting panel discussions to celebrate Black Excellence with Black partners from across the Big 4; as well as a focus on the Black Pound with a number of Black business owners.
At KPMG, we always welcome diverse perspectives and recognise the unique talents each member of our team contributes to our success. Ours is an inclusive environment in which colleagues are encouraged to be true to who they are and bring their whole selves to work, in every role and at every level.
Our Black Heritage Talent Insight Programme for university final year and graduate students are open, click here to find more.