Accelerating Your Career Potential
KPMG desired to increase the retention and advancement of women at the experienced manager level to improve the pool of diverse professionals in the firm’s talent pipeline. Lack of role models, confidence, networking, and strategic relationships were believed to be key development areas for this population.
The Accelerating Your Career Potential (AYCP) program was developed in 2015 for KPMG’s women managers. Its main objective is to enhance confidence and influencing skills, build relationships and networks and optimize personal and professional alignment. Participants work collaboratively through simulations, role-plays, and group discussions to cultivate and practice skills that support the advancement of their careers at KPMG. Small cohorts are formed at the conclusion of the program to continue connectivity, networking, and learning objectives.
One year after participating in the AYCP program, a greater percentage of women managers remained with the firm than those who did not participate. Between July 2015 and January 2017, a higher percentage of female managers who participated in the program in 2015 have been promoted compared to female managers who did not.
Inclusion and diversity are an intrinsic part of who we are and we are committed to ensuring that our inclusive culture remains in place so that all of our people have the opportunity to succeed and achieve their full potential. This cultivates an environment of dialogue and action, spurs innovation, and empowers our talent to drive quality for the capital markets, our clients and in our communities.