International Women's Day 2020
The 8th March is International Women’s Day, a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while continuing to advocate for gender equality.
This year, which marks 150 years of KPMG in the UK, is a chance for us to celebrate inspiring and pioneering women, reflect on our past achievements and importantly, focus on the actions we’re taking to build a more inclusive future.
Our firm’s Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality team and KPMG Network of Women (KNOW) are hosting a number of nationwide activities this week to celebrate those paving the way for change and to raise awareness of issues impacting gender equality.
These include our ‘Pioneering Women’ keynote event, where we’ll hear from a number of speakers, including former Paralympian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau and KPMG Deputy Chair, Melanie Richards, will share their insights at our event highlighting Women in Leadership and Mental Health.
Throughout this year, you can also find out more about our 150th anniversary stories #myKPMG150
Inclusivity at KPMG
At KPMG, we want to recruit and develop diverse talent at all levels. This means removing barriers, challenging bias and forging an inclusive work environment that supports all people to thrive.
Our firm has advocated for diversity in accountancy from the start: our founder, William Barclay Peat, took the lead in 1909, arguing that women should be admitted to the ICAEW. More recently, we’ve been recognised for our achievements in promoting inclusion in the workplace, including recognition in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the 9th consecutive year.
We know there is still more to do and we continue to challenge ourselves through ambitious targets for gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.Our initiatives like ITs Her Future, a KPMG programme designed to encourage and support women in technology careers, Return to Work programmes, KPMG Employee Networks and Fairer Futures campaign are just some of the actions we are taking to empower lasting, positive change for our people, UK businesses and our communities.