Melanie Knight, KPMG


Inclusion Award

Melanie Knight is an activist supporting LGBT+ equality and equality for people living with, and impacted by, HIV/AIDS.

She has championed KPMG’s LGBT+ community since joining the firm four years ago.

Tireless in her efforts to raise awareness of the issues that affect LGBT+ people, Mel aims to recruit more allies from outside the LGBT+ community to do the same. She believes real and lasting change can happen by helping to shift perceptions within the non-LGBT community.

She arranged for the new Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust to speak at a KPMG Business Insight event that attracts 300-800 CXOs. He talked to them directly about how they can support ending HIV-related stigma.

Mel leads and facilitates discussions about the experience of LGBT+ employees; challenges processes and training; and raises awareness of intersectionality issues among Partners, and what they can do to help. Ultimately, Mel wants to make sure KPMG – and the consulting sector – is a safe place for LGBT+ people, now and in the future.

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