October marks Black History Month across the UK, a time for us all to recognise and celebrate the contribution and achievements of those of Black heritage.

Our vision is to ensure KPMG is a place where all our people can thrive and reach their full potential, whatever their ethnicity, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

This year’s national theme is ‘Celebrating Our Sisters’. People of black heritage have always been at the forefront of social justice movements, fighting against oppression and paving the way for change. However, despite their countless contributions to society, the achievements of black women, in particular, have too often been overlooked or forgotten. That is why, this month, we will be celebrating the exceptional achievements of black women, highlighting the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.

For this year’s Black History Month, KPMG’s African and Caribbean Employee Network is hosting a series of events for all colleagues focused on the significant contribution of Black people in the UK including:

  • An evening with Ben Hunte, a British investigative journalist, presenter and senior reporter at Vice News. He previously worked for the BBC and was the broadcaster's first LGBT correspondent. He went on to be the BBC's West Africa correspondent and was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
  • More Than One Black Story an empowering and thought-provoking afternoon celebrating the unique experiences of the black community in across a number of firms in London across gender, sexual orientation, class, and background.

KPMG Black History Month 2023 Careers Event 19th October, 16:30 to 18:00pm - Virtual

This year the theme of Black History Month is Celebrating our Sisters, emphasising the vital role black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.

Hosted by members of our Student Recruitment team with the African Caribbean Network, this event will give you the opportunity to hear the career journeys of black senior leaders at KPMG, as well as special guest speakers (to be announced soon) including the role inspirational women have played in this. They will also be joined by our current graduate trainees and apprentices for a Q&A panel and chance to have your career questions answered.

Graduates and Undergraduates register your interest here.

School and College Students register your interest here.

Also, we are announcing the winners of the 2023 Black Entrepreneurs Award (BEA) on 12th Oct. The Black Entrepreneurs' Award (BEA) is a celebration of Black Heritage entrepreneurs in the UK. The four winners receive a cash prize of £25,000 each, and all the finalists are enrolled onto a bespoke 12-month business acceleration programme, designed to support Black Heritage entrepreneurs, and accelerate the growth of their start-ups. Find out more about the Black Entrepreneurs Award here.

At KPMG, we embrace diverse perspectives and recognise the unique talents each member of our team contributes to our success. We’re working hard to increase the ethnic diversity of our teams through several initiatives, including our Black Lives Action Plan.  Through these, and our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity commitments, we aim to continue to build an inclusive environment for all.  For more on our commitments to inclusion, diversity and equality, visit our Being Inclusive page.

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