At the core of our Values, and vital to our Purpose, is KPMG’s commitment to gender equality.
As a signatory to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, we are working closely with the UN to deliver on our commitments and align to their global IWD 2023 theme, DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality, which highlights the impact of the digital gender gap on widening or contracting economic and social inequalities.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is an opportunity to reflect on the responsibility we have to push for gender equality and the importance of women in leadership. Globally, we set an intention to have women in 33 percent of leadership roles by 2025, which includes partners and directors. This represents a third of our leadership across the globe and will help drive our commitment to advancing gender equality, across all KPMG member firms. We are proud that the KPMG Global Management Team (GMT), the senior leaders responsible for developing our global strategy and driving alignment across member firms, is made up of 50 percent women as of October 2022.
Insights from our leaders
The world of work is changing, and so are employee expectations. We are listening and responding by creating a supportive environment where talented people can thrive.
Mind the gap
Based on interviews with Laura Hay, Global Head of Insurance and women executives from the Global Financial Services industry, Mind the gap capsulizes key issues uncovered and provides empowering advice.
Take a look at our latest report
Empowering women in technology
Growing inequalities are becoming increasingly evident in digital skills and access to technologies, with women being left behind as the result of the digital gender divide – inclusive and transformative technology and digital education is crucial for a sustainable future.
KPMG is investing up to US$5 billion to accelerate our digital transformation, including providing our people with the skills they need now and for the future. Powered by our alliance with Microsoft, we have made significant investments in the digital workplace, including improving digital accessibility to create a more inclusive, and equitable workplace for all.
KPMG firms around the world are also committed to supporting women both internally and externally through programs and initiatives that provide opportunity for growth and development.
IT’s Her Future: Empowering women in STEM
IT’s Her Future is a program designed to tackle gender diversity in IT at KPMG in the UK – and beyond.
KPMG in the UK wants to encourage more women to enter and grow careers in technology and wants to support their ongoing development and progression, whether they’re still at school, just setting out on a career path, or looking to move into the most senior roles
Going for Growth: Supporting ambitious entrepreneurs
Supported by KPMG in Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, the Going for Growth program is designed to support women who are serious about growing their business.
KPMG in Ireland facilitates a series of workshops and shares their expertise with entrepreneurs on a wide range of business matters, such as tax, raising finance, employment, and much more.
Over the past 15 years, 850 businesswomen have participated in this program. This program engages participants with insights and experiences to succeed and connects them with their peers to boost entrepreneurship in Ireland.
Hear from participants and learn more here.
Action from within: KPMG’s women in technology community
An inclusive space for all to continually learn and grow, KPMG in Canada’s Women in Technology Community has more than 500 members.
Aiming to provide experiences, guidance, and support to women in tech, KPMG in Canada’s Women in Technology Community has developed several flagship initiatives, including the Women Talk Tech podcast, a Mentorship Program, Coffee & Learn sessions, and panel events featuring inspiring speakers in tech.
Empowering women in tech with Girls Who Code
With the support of the KPMG in the US Foundation, KPMG’s US firm and Girls Who Code are working together to close the gender gap in technology, and encourage future leaders to pursue careers in STEM.
Girls Who Code offers learning opportunities to girls and young women to deepen their computer science skills and confidence. KPMG in the US collaborates with the organization to provide mentoring, coaching, and networking opportunities through involvement with Summer Immersion Program field trips for high school girls and College Loops networks for women who are looking to enter the technology workforce.
Hear how KPMG in the US and Girls Who Code are working together to close the gender gap in technology.
Insights from our alliances
For more information
Global Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity