KPMG are committed to fostering an inclusive culture and proud to support numerous initiatives to help deliver this. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is ‘Choose To Challenge’. KPMG are bringing this campaign to life through a host of events to celebrate International Women’s Day as they continue to promote female empowerment. These include:
Executive Speaker Series
The KPMG Executive Speaker Series gives their people an opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers on career and life journeys. KPMG are delighted to host Samantha Barry, Editor-In-Chief of Glamour (U.S. Edition) for their upcoming IWD webinar. Previous speakers include Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, Lady Chanelle McCoy, co-founder of Chanelle Medical; Marissa Carter, founder of Cocoa Brown; Margot Slattery, Country President of Sodexo Ireland, Olympian and Entrepreneur, Derval O’Rourke and broadcasters Miriam O’Callaghan and Kathryn Thomas.
Institute of Directors (NI) Women’s Leadership Conference
KPMG is proud sponsor of the Institute of Directors (NI) Women’s Leadership Conference which takes place on 5 March and 12 March. Guest speakers include; activist Erin Brockovich; Great British Bake-Off winner, author and presenter Nadiya Hussein MBE plus a number of our home-grown female leaders; Dr Dennise Broderick, MD of Galen Pharmaceuticals and Dr Jayne Brady MBE, Belfast Digital Innovation Commissioner.
This International Women’s Day, KPMG will host their first Inclusion Influencers virtual meet up. It’s a platform for their people to share recommendations on media they have consumed that sends a message of inclusivity. A panel of individuals from KPMG will talk about female focused books, podcasts, series and media they have enjoyed and learned from and will open a wider discussion among participants.
KPMG are encouraging employees to get involved in the #ChooseToChallenge theme of this year’s celebration by asking people to picture themselves doing the #ChooseToChallenge pose and setting themselves a challenge on what they will do to help create a more inclusive world. The internal campaign has been promoted by the KPMG Executive Leadership Team, who have set individual challenges on what they will do to promote inclusivity and call out gender bias and inequality.