U.S. Headquarters: New York City
Global Employees: 155,000
U.S. Employees: 22,147
Why It’s on the List
A long-time diversity-and-inclusion leader, KPMG continues to be at the forefront of employee resource groups and talent development.
The leadership starts with Chairman and CEO John Veihmeyer, who has spent more than three decades at the company and understands its growing need for an inclusive culture. Kathy Hannan, National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility, has worked diligently and effectively to increase employee engagement of ALL groups at KPMG and to support talent development and mentoring.
KPMG has been a devoted leader in education, particularly for people from underrepresented groups. The company has put more than 2 million new books into the hands of low-income children through its Family for Literacy program; works with the National Academy for Accountants on strengthening high-school accounting programs; and has been the force behind starting and continuing to help The PhD Project.
KPMG has been looking at diversity from a broader lens as well, focusing on multigenerational and background issues, and using its employee resource groups to be increasingly relevant to the business strategy.
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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.”