NEW YORK, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has been named one of Working Mother Magazine's Top Five Companies for Multicultural Women – an honor that recognizes U.S. companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. This is the ninth consecutive year that KPMG has been included in the Top 25 list.
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Working Mother compiles this list based on its assessment of companies' commitment to recruitment, advancement, and retention programs; hiring, attrition, and promotions; and company culture – all areas that KPMG once again scored highly.
"This honor is a great reflection of our inclusive programs, culture, and recruiting efforts that make up the table stakes of our business," said Sue Townsen, KPMG's Chief Diversity Officer. "To say that this year's top 25 companies have 22% of their workforces comprised of multicultural women is both a testament to increasing diversity, but also a stark reminder of the work to be done."
KPMG has several significant programs focused on the development needs of its diverse professionals:
- Diversity networks (Hispanic/Latino Network, African-American Network, Asian Pacific Islander Network, and more) that focus on creating an inclusive culture, skill development, and giving back to the community.
- KPMG's Leadership Insights Summit and Leadership Development Series, which focuses on the development, advancement and retention of high-potential, high-performing African-American, Hispanic and Latino, and Asian Pacific Islander professionals.
- Mentoring and career counseling through direct managers, in addition to formal and informal mentoring relationships.
- Recruiting teams, which cover both campus and experienced hires – place considerable emphasis on recruiting a diverse workforce, and strive to continually increase the pool of qualified diverse candidates.
Subha V. Barry, senior vice president & managing director, Working Mother Media, says, "Since its inception, the Best Companies for Multicultural Women has grown from just three qualifying companies to 25 winners who have created forward-thinking policies and initiatives that have grown the talent and expertise of multicultural women. We applaud our winners who create opportunity for multicultural women to be hired, trained and advanced in the workforce."
The Working Mother Research Institute has conducted the study since 2003, tracking corporations' progress in promoting women of color and evaluating their representation at every level of management and decision-making.
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About KPMG LLP
KPMG is one of the world's leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world's largest and most prestigious organizations.
KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.
KPMG LLP is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries. Learn more at www.kpmg.com/us.
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