KPMG celebrates Pride Season 2019
From our annual Pride duck hunt to Pride parades across the UK, here's just some of some of the ways we've been bringing Pride season to life at KPMG so far this year.
Breathe is KPMG's award-winning LGBT+ network that focuses on promoting inclusion, diversity and social equality in the workplace. Members don't need to identify as LGBT+ to join Breathe or participate – all of KPMG's Employee Networks are open and inclusive to all colleagues. Breathe has been busy with a variety of celebrations to promote Pride season and network amongst colleagues from Pride marches, to lunchtime colleague drop-ins, rainbow KPMG logos and lanyards, to social media campaigns.
David Pearson, Breathe Network Co-Chair, says, "It has been fantastic to see the level of engagement for this year's Pride season initiatives, with support from our most senior leaders, new joiners and everyone in between. Alongside our usual Pride activities, we launched three firsts: rainbow photos, our KPMG Pride logo and rainbow lighting. We've added hundreds of new members to our LGBT+ network, and Pride season isn't even over yet! Thank you to all our extraordinary people for driving LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace, the marketplace and the community."
Here are some of the celebrations:
Rainbow photo - accompanied by our Chairman, Bill Michael and our Partners from across the firm, Breathe members in London gathered for a group photo to show their support for LGBT+ colleagues.
Pride in London - on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots – a turning point of the modern Pride movement – this year's Pride in London parade welcomed more marchers than ever before with over 1.5 million people in attendance. We joined forces with London Friend – the UK's oldest LGBT+ charity – and marched together wearing KPMG + London Friend t-shirts and banners.
Annual Pride duck hunt - Back by popular demand, colleagues across the UK scoured their offices searching for hidden Pride ducks. Those lucky enough to find a duck got to keep it providing they took a selfie and posted it.
Rainbow logo - this Pride season, our social media avatars featured our new KPMG logo. Check them out for yourself and follow us on Twitter! And our London offices, also proudly featured rainbow lighting.