Mariana Ceccotti, KPMG

Mariana Ceccotti, KPMG

Inclusion Award

MCA Awards 2024 FinalistMariana Ceccotti is an economist in KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group and a co-chair of Breathe, the firm’s LGBT+ network. Through her work promoting inclusion, she has consistently shown herself to be a passionate and ground-breaking leader.

A mixed race latinx woman from Brazil, Mariana identifies as gay/queer. During her time as co-chair, the Breathe network has doubled in size and now includes more than 1,000 members. The youngest ever Breathe chair, Mariana has refocused the network on grassroots activism and intersectionality, and significantly widened the demographic of its membership.

Mariana has played an important role in a wide range of initiatives at KPMG that have fostered an inclusive culture. These include hosting and organising KPMG’s 2022 Global Pride Conference, creating a mentoring scheme for LGBT+ people, and developing firm-wide mandatory LGBT+ training. Mariana has championed visible allyship within KPMG, and helped nurture employee networks in overseas offices. She has also led fundraising efforts with a wide range of charity partners, helping them build stronger networks and generate increased support. Mariana’s efforts have contributed to KPMG being recognised as a top ten employer in Stonewall’s UK Workplace Equality Index, and acknowledged as a leader in inclusion by the Department for Transport.

In the 2023 British LGBT+ awards, Mariana was recognised as an Inspirational Leader. And in both 2022 and 2023, she was named as a top 50 Future Leader in the Involve Outstanding Role Model lists. Mariana was also a keynote speaker in the civil service Inclusive Leadership conference in 2023.

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