By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
KPMG LLP today announced that Chairman and CEO John Veihmeyer has been named to the Board of Advisors for Catalyst, a leading nonprofit membership organization that works to expand opportunities for women in business. John’s passion for diversity and inclusion is evident. In 2011, he won the CEO Diversity Leadership Award from Diversity Best Practices for embedding a commitment to diversity and inclusion excellence throughout KPMG.
KPMG is consistently named among the Best Companies for Working Mothers and the Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine, the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc Magazine, and the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women by the National Association of Female Executives.
“It is an honor to join the Catalyst Board of Advisors and I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning from the work of others as we move forward in the vital mission to expand opportunities for women in business leadership,” said Veihmeyer. “By making diversity and inclusion part of the way we do business, we open the way for leaders to bring a range of different backgrounds and perspectives to today’s complex business challenges.”
Veihmeyer, who also serves as the executive chair of KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board, has been a longtime advocate for increasing workplace diversity and promoting opportunities for women in leadership roles. He will bring his considerable experience to the Catalyst Board of Advisors and be a part of its interactions with more than 500 companies, business schools, and industry associations around the globe.