International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. We are proud to support a wide range of women’s initiatives which advocate for gender equity and to support the next generation of women leaders.
At KPMG, we believe that ensuring women thrive in the workplace is one of the keys to our success now and in the future. In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, we are delighted to launch our Gender Action Plan, which will help us reach our ambition that 50% of all new partners will be women from 2025. The plan includes a suite of new lifecycle supports (e.g. fertility, surrogacy, menopause, etc.), emergency childcare, and a paid ramp-up initiative for women returning from maternity leave, as well as other initiatives. Check out the video below to learn more.
KPMG in Ireland
Executive Speakers Series
We promote inclusion and diversity in our workplace through dedicated events with inspirational speakers as part of the KPMG Executive Speaker Series. This year for IWD we will host a panel discussion with four of our partners – Caoimhe McLoughlin, Maria Flannery, Gillian Kelly, and Eamon Dillon. The panel will discuss the benefits of diversity for business, the importance of increasing the number of women in leadership, and our new gender action plan.
Previous speakers include Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, Lady Chanelle McCoy, co-founder of Chanelle Medical; and Marissa Carter, founder of Cocoa Brown; among others.
Real stories: hear from our people
IOD (NI) Women's Leadership Conference
The KPMG sponsored Institute of Directors (NI) Women’s Leadership Conference takes place on Friday, 10 March from 8am-5pm.
Guest speakers include Dame Kelly Holmes, Olympic and European champion; Baroness Floella Benjamin, actress, children’s presenter, writer, author, and policy maker; Sarah Brown, Chair of Theirworld & Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education; and Dr. Sinead Kane, international keynote speaker, double PhD doctorate, double Guiness World Record holder, visually impaired athlete, & qualified lawyer.
Golf | Football | Horseracing
KPMG is a long-term supporter of women’s sport in Ireland and strives to create equality between men and women’s sport in Ireland, having previously supported the 20x20 campaign. We have sponsored Irish golfer Leona Maguire since she turned professional in 2018, we are proud supporters of the Dublin Ladies Football team and more recentley in March 2022, Irish Jockey Rachael Blackmore came on board with us as a brand ambassador.
We can't wait to continue our journey with them and watch them build on their achievements to date!
Instilling female role models
KPMG are partnered with Children’s Books Ireland to support their BOLD GIRLS Initiative, creating innovative workshops based on women who changed history thus encouraging young girls to achieve their ambitions. The BOLD GIRLS workshops aim to break down societal barriers and to instil confidence in girls by showing them female characters in children’s books with passion, power and opinions.
Gender balance on boards
We are a founding member of the 30% Club in Ireland, an initiative focused on achieving a minimum of 30% female participation at board level. Gender balance on boards not only encourages better leadership and governance - diversity further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders. Learn more about the initiative here.