Knowing that KPMG was an inclusive employer was an important consideration for me when I applied to its graduate program. I’d come out to friends and family a couple of years before and realised I didn’t really fancy going back into the closet to present an untrue picture of who I am.
So I did a bit of research on the internet before I submitted my application form. I found out the firm had a senior, openly gay, woman on its board, Ashley Steel, and a network for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and supporters, Breathe. It was a good start.