WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
KPMG earns a place on the list for the eighth year in a row and moves up three spots, with improving talent-development initiatives and continued strong leadership commitment.
Chairman and CEO John Veihmeyer has been a visible diversity leader and has the help of Kathy Hannan, National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility, who understands the importance of this subject.
The firm constantly stresses the impact of diversity and inclusion on its business goals, including it as part of the on-boarding of new employees. KPMG also has been a leader in diversity-recruitment initiatives, including efforts to bring in LGBT employees.
KPMG has seven employee resource groups, with almost 40 percent of employees participating in at least one. The groups focus on talent-development initiatives.
KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board and Women’s Advisory Board focus on building a diverse leadership pipeline. Programs include the Leaders Engaging Leaders career-sponsorship initiative; the Key Accounts Rotation program, aimed at Black, Latino, Asian and American Indian Audit, Tax and Advisory associates early in their career; the Executive Leadership Institute for Women; and Managing Career/Life Choices.
Chairman and CEO
“Diversity and inclusion are essential to KPMG’s success and personal priorities for me as Chairman and CEO. Our diverse and inclusive culture gives us a range of talents and perspectives to serve clients, reflects our firm’s values, and ensures that all of our professionals have opportunities to build great careers.”
National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility
“At KPMG, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our strategy, structure and governance. They’re woven into everything we do—from recruiting and professional development, to supplier relationships, to the way we serve our clients and the communities where we live and work.”
U.S. Headquarters: New York City
Global Employees: 155,000
U.S. Employees: 25,363
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 21
OTHER DIVERSITYINC LISTS
- No. 2 Top 10 Companies for Mentoring
- No. 5 Top 10 Companies for Employee Resource Groups
- No. 5 Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities
- No. 7 Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees
- No. 8 Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity