- List showcases leaders creating more inclusive workplaces across the world
EY announces that Moriaki Kida, EY Japan Chairperson and CEO, has achieved top spot in the 2021 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List, published annually by INvolve. The list showcases leaders and allies who are breaking down barriers and creating more inclusive workplaces across the world.
Moriaki is the executive sponsor of Unity, the EY global network of LGBT+ people and allies, aimed at promoting LGBT+ inclusivity among EY people and communities. Moriaki has led a variety of initiatives to help create a welcoming workplace for LGBT+ people and has been recognized for his wide-ranging activities to promote diversity and inclusiveness in society. He has featured on the Role Model List on four occasions, reaching second place in 2020 before being awarded first place this year. Also named on the list is Catherine Vaughan, EY Ireland Head of Global Compliance.
Moriaki Kida, EY Japan Chairperson and CEO, says:
“I feel truly honored to have been named the number one LGBT+ executive on this prestigious and important list. This has been possible because of my esteemed colleagues on this list as well as those who have fought for human rights all over the world. I believe that driving sustainable and inclusive economic growth for all is central to the EY purpose – building a better working world. I am proud to support efforts to promote LGBT+ rights globally, both as the leader of a professional services organization and as a global citizen. I believe that efforts to drive equity contribute to a global vision of creating long-term value for all stakeholders. Above all, the EY organization is committed to building a society where future generations can live authentically and be successful while prioritizing wellbeing.”
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