KPMG celebrates Pride Season 2020
We might not be celebrating in the same place this year, but we are still celebrating through our people. With Pride parades and festivals cancelled across the UK, the spirit, energy, and message of Pride remains. Let’s take a look at some of the virtual events and activities planned across KPMG.
Virtual Pride Parade - a ten-minute virtual session open to the whole firm to dial in to visibly acknowledge and celebrate Pride 2020.
Sexuality and Gender Identity in the Emerging Workforce (KPMG & Stonewall) - as part of Pride celebrations and our Fairness in Focus series, this webinar is a collaboration between our Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality Team, Stonewall and the KPMG Breathe and Families Networks. This includes issues related to gender, sexuality and biological sex, to raise awareness and understanding.
Pride and Prejudice: a panel with John Amaechi (African & Caribbean Network + Breathe) - an all-black, all-LGBT+ panel share their stories and experiences, alongside guest panellist John Amaechi, OBE. This event will be the first in a series, targeted at those who wish to challenge themselves to learn to be active and effective allies. John is a psychologist, best-selling author, consultant and is regarded as one of the world's most high-profile gay athletes. He sits on KPMG's Inclusive Leadership Board, and is guiding and building upon KPMG UK's Black Lives Matter Action Plan.
Breathe Network - is KPMG's award-winning LGBT+ network that focuses on promoting inclusion, diversity and social equality in the workplace. We welcome a new co-Chair – Sally Drew, Consulting Services, Technology Enablement, Senior Manager.
"Having experienced first-hand the devastating effects of inequality and discrimination, I've been active in the LGBT+ community for 20 years with the goal of driving reform and equality in the workplace," said Sally. "I'm excited for the opportunity to co-Chair our Breathe network and work with our members to promote LGBT+ inclusion and diversity across our firm."
Proud of who we are, in all our difference.