KPMG launches Advancing the Future of Women in Business: The 2022 KPMG Women's Leadership Summit Report

KPMG’s fourth annual study examines how women in leadership seek to provide stability amid uncertainty.

June 22, 2022 – Today, in conjunction with the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, the Firm released Advancing the Future of Women in Business: The 2022 KPMG Women's Leadership Summit Report. This fourth annual study examines how leaders today are being leaned on to provide stability amidst uncertainty.

Participants included more than 1,100 high-performing executive women who are 1-2 career steps away from the C-suite, with broad leadership experience representing various industries from Fortune 500 companies. The findings examine how leaders today are being leaned on to provide stability amidst uncertainty.

"The effects of the global pandemic linger, bringing far-reaching changes and uncertainty for businesses and the workforce. From burnout, talent shortages and the Great Resignation to climate change, geopolitics and inflation, today’s leaders are facing a myriad of risks and concerns. As an organization that advises the world’s leading companies, we at KPMG believe that trust is essential to driving long-term sustainable growth and driving meaningful change for society," said Laura Newinski, KPMG U.S. Deputy Chair and COO.

Key findings of the study include:

  • Eighty-two percent of Executive women believe that business leaders must be trusted and provide stability more than ever in today's landscape.
  • Eighty-seven percent report that mental health and burnout are now their most predominant considerations when balancing business goals and their team's best interests.
  • Seventy-four percent say building and maintaining a strong culture focused on diversity, equity, and inclusions has become the new focus in their talent acquisition and retention strategy.

An enhanced focus on company culture:

  • Eighty-nine percent additionally report that their organization's ability to recruit and retain talent has changed over the past two years.
  • Seventy-eight percent of Executive women's companies have kept flexible hours and schedules to keep employees within the fold.
  • Eighty-one percent of Executive women's companies have provided new or enhanced health and wellness of mental health benefits for their teams.


KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, now in its eighth year, brings together top leaders from business, politics, sports and media to help forge a path for women leaders to advance to the C-suite. It provides hundreds of rising executive women, nominated by their CEOs to participate in the program, with high-impact leadership development content, access to today’s top leaders and year-long networking opportunities. The Summit is being held June 22. Live streaming coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. ET at


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