GLSEN National Corporate Sponsor KPMG LLP was honored on June 1st at the Respect Awards in NYC for their ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. GLSEN's Respect Awards recognize individual and corporate leaders who have helped propel the organization's efforts to ensure safe schools for all of America's students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Bruce Pfau, vice chair of Human Resources, accepted the Respect Award on the firm's behalf from Barbara Frankel, executive editor of DiversityInc magazine and GLSEN board member, at New York City's Gotham Hall. According to GLSEN Development Director, Dane Grams, "Receiving the GLSEN Respect Award highlights the value placed on diversity at KPMG. The award also serves as continued recognition of their journey to make KPMG an Employer of Choice and a great place to build a career."
KPMG ranks sixth among DiversityInc's Top Companies for LGBT
Employees, an impressive number 21 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, and received a perfect score of 100 percent for the fifth consecutive year on the HRC's Corporate Equality Index. "Itís important for GLSEN members, and consumers to support corporations like KPMG who are doing good things for the LGBT community, and who are investing in tomorrow's corporate leaders, today," adds Grams.
"Having GLSEN recognize our firm's diversity efforts sends a strong message to all students, as well as the marketplace, that KPMG offers an inclusive environment, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity," said Tim Stiles, Tax partner and new GLSEN board member. "KPMG receiving a 2009 Respect Award gives hope to students that there is something to look forward to in the future, and that through GLSEN, change can happen now to promote respect and safe schools for all children."
Photo: Bruce Pfau accepting the GLSEN Respect Award on behalf of KPMG