As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, KPMG in Barbados is reinforcing its commitment to enhancing gender diversity and inclusion in Barbados and around the world.
“At KPMG, we understand that diversity is a strong catalyst to innovation and we are deeply committed to encouraging greater diversity in our firm, in our client’s organizations and in our wider society!” says Carol Nicholls, Managing Partner of KPMG in Barbados. “We believe that diverse teams better reflect the diverse nature of today’s business environment, encourages different viewpoints and creates well-rounded perspectives that drive innovative thinking!”
KPMG is leading the drive for diversity in Barbados.Today, more than 60 percent of the firm’s Barbados workforce and almost half of the firm’s Partners are women. Carol Nicholls, one of the region’s most recognized female executives and business leaders, leads the firm’s operations in Barbados and serves as the Chair for KPMG’s Caricom regional operations. Lisa Taylor, another Partner with KPMG in Barbados, serves as Head of Advisory Services for KPMG in Caricom.
“As business leaders, we have a responsibility to demonstrate our support and commitment to driving greater gender
parity — helping everyone from our female colleagues, neighbors and friends to our sisters and daughters to achieve their full potential!” adds MsTaylor. “Right across the KPMG Network, our professionals are driven by a clear purpose and a strong set of values that underpin our inclusive and integrity-driven culture.”
Getting to KNOW you
This week, KPMG is proud to host the inaugural KPMG Network of Women (KNOW) cocktail and networking event at its newly renovated Hastings headquarters. Established in the US in 2003, KNOW brings together female professionals in a forum that encourages them to connect with peers, meet mentors, and share career experiences.
Globally and locally, KPMG has made a commitment to advancing the role of women in the workplace.Through donations, volunteerism and professional support, KPMG’s network of firms supports a range of diversity programs from school reading initiatives in Barbados through to Global Women’s Leadership Summits for female executives around the world.
“We firmly believe that our diversity initiatives are a key part of what makes our firm the ‘Clear Choice’ for clients, for talent and for business!” adds Brenda Pope, a Partner with KPMG in Barbados and Head of Management Consulting in Barbados, as well as across the KPMG Island Group.