KPMG Spotlights Women in STEM

KPMG ranked No. 11 on The Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.


In honor of Women’s History Month, KPMG has shone a spotlight on women pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who are making a difference in the insurance industry.

While some women faced challenges pursuing an interest in STEM, others were encouraged. Mentorship, advocating and providing opportunities are crucial for increasing the number of women in STEM.

Here are some of their stories:

  • Helen Stijnen, Partner and Head of Insurance at KPMG Netherlands: “I liked math in school but I had a teacher who thought girls were not suited to that subject. The day I discovered that I was good at it, I surprised him, and that moment of glory spurred me on.”
  • Anette Bronder, Partner at KPMG Switzerland: “Near the end of my economics and politics studies, I met someone from a tech firm who was bringing technology and people together to enable business processes. I joined his team because he convinced me this was a ‘cool’ thing to do.”
  • Jessica Hong, Digital Transformation Director at KPMG China: “I started studying computer science but I dropped out after first year because I was one of only two females in my class. I later rediscovered my love of technology when I applied my commerce degree to develop digital landscapes to impact consumer behaviors and company performance.”
  • Viviane Leflaive, Head of Insurance at KPMG France: “I suddenly realized that insurance is about mathematics applied to the real world. I love that it connects theory to real world issues, like aging, long-term care for senior citizens, pollution and so on.”