Proud works with firm leaders and human resources to develop policies and programs to help create and support an environment that allows professionals to be themselves. Kearney has a firm-wide non-discrimination policy based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and health care benefits are oﬀered to the spouses, domestic partners, and families of LGBTQIA+ employees. Proud's activities are focused on membership, people development, and community and business development. These activities help enrich our current and future members and ensure that we positively impact the world.
Create a strong community with regular exchanges and joint events both within our offices and at international meetings
Mentor actively and track careers with the help of our PROUD partners
Attract exceptionally talented new LGBTQIA+ colleagues through our EMEA PROUD Academy and at local recruiting events
Enlist the support of our worldwide Allies network and the PROUD Ambassador program
Create connections with industry in leadership talks
Celebrate PRIDE Month with colleagues globally and reinforce the strength of our community with yearlong initiatives like proud calendars or proud book club meetings
Publish thought leadership articles on LGBTQIA+ topics
Demonstrate leadership, and work pro bono, on LGBTQIA+ initiatives, for example, in our partnership with Open for Business
Proud is excited to announce the launch of a new partnership. In pursuit of building an even stronger network for inclusion within Kearney and beyond, Proud has elected to partner with Open For Business. Open For Business is a coalition of global companies dedicated to advancing LGBTQIA+ equality around the world and catalyzing business action in support of LGBTQ+ rights. The coalition’s research has shown that open and inclusive societies are good for growth all over the world.
“Recent protests against inequality underscore the need to advance the rights and opportunities of disadvantaged groups in society,” says Tim Derr, a partner at the firm. “Kearney’s mission of supporting all historically underrepresented groups, including the LGBTQIA+ community, is a strong match for Open For Business' focus on galvanizing business action to advance LGBTQIA+ rights around the world.”