Enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels is the focus of our long-term strategy. It’s also the right way to grow our firm.


How we grow matters

Our professionals are the driving force behind the high-quality services we provide for our clients and the capital markets. They come to and stay at KPMG because how we do things sets us apart, creating a unique culture grounded in trust and our Values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage, Together, and For Better.

Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture is foundational to our people’s continued growth and success. To do so, we invest in professional development and we prioritize an expansive and equitable workplace experience.

Putting our people first

One of the most tangible ways that our people are supported in their work at KPMG and their lives beyond this firm is through our resources and benefits. Beyond expanding our talent pipelines and investing in learning and development, we made a historic investment in our people’s physical, mental, and financial well-being. 


Supporting our people 

Increasing parental leave, offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to bond with a newborn, newly adopted, or new foster care child, regardless of primary caregiver status

Enhancing caregiver benefits through three additional weeks of paid caregiver leave, separate and apart from PTO, and two new caregiver concierge programs to help our professionals navigate a wide range of needs 

Investing nearly $160 million in our people with across-the-board salary adjustments for all KPMG professionals in addition to our annual salary review process


Accelerate 2025

Attracting, retaining, and advancing underrepresented talent 


Accelerate 2025 is our five-year strategy rooted in the vision of a more diverse workforce and inclusive work environment, and we are proud to report progress against each aspiration. Our commitment remains steadfast: Ensuring that more people from underrepresented groups choose KPMG as their employer of choice, build careers at KPMG, and advance to leadership positions within our firm and the profession.

Our aspirations:

  • 50% partner and managing director representation from underrepresented groups, including doubling our Black representation
  • 50% increase in our Black and Latinx workforce
  • Significant increase in representation from underrepresented groups in client and firmwide leadership roles

Progress by the numbers

  • 48.5% of our new hires were from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups
  • 45.7% of our new hires were women
  • 42.6% partner and managing director representation from underrepresented groups

The KPMG journey


Beyond our commitment to expanding the diversity of our full-time professionals, our innovative internship, career development, and education programs prepare candidates even earlier in their careers.