“It may seem a transient moment on our calendars, but International Women’s Day represents more than an annual spotlighting of women’s achievements and contributions. It’s a call to action; a reminder that we are on a journey to create a world where women can reach their full potential in any arena without having to create a different version of themselves. I recall learning to drink scotch and memorializing sports happenings to enter the proverbial male circle.
Organizations of every stripe benefit when women have the support to bring their talents, experiences, perspectives, and identities to bear at every opportunity. I believe this because I live this. I’ve seen the impact that my KPMG colleagues make when they’re genuinely seen, heard, and valued. I see my daughter thrive when she has the space to be her authentic self. While we’ve come a long way in making those spaces, there’s still work to be done. If I had to make one statement to the women of Canada it would be ‘You are enough’.“
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Partner, Customer and Digital Experiences, Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Consumer and Retail Industry Lead at KPMG
Katie is Partner, Management Consulting, Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Consumer and Retail Industry Lead at KPMG. Katie has extensive experience in new market assessments, diversification strategies, acquisition target assessments, innovation and customer strategy. Katie helps clients make informed decisions that balance robust financial, market and customer analysis, with strategic priorities. This work has been applied across various industries including: retail, telecommunications, private equity, logistics, manufacturing, mining and energy.