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LBGTQ+ + NCOD = A celebration of individuality and authenticity


LGBTQ+ – These letters are near-and-dear to my heart, and to RSM, where we strive to foster an inclusive workplace for all of our 11,000+ people nationwide and in Canada. LGBTQ+ people around the world have faced violence and inequality – and sometimes even torture, and death – because of who they loved, how they looked or who they were. At RSM, we work every day to ensure that our people feel supported, safe and know they can ‘fly their rainbow flag’ with pride! We are dedicated to equity and inclusion across the U.S. and Canada. We know that if all our people bring their authentic selves to the workplace, their diverse perspectives create exceptional business outcomes for our middle market clients.

As the national leader of our Pride employee network group (ENG) – one of RSM’s 11 ENGs – I am humbled by the dynamic and caring nature of our LGBTQ+ employees, clients and allies, which we demonstrate through recruitment, retention and business activities aligned with LGBTQ+ organizations. And I’m honored that, earlier this year, we earned top marks in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index for the second consecutive year, based in large part on the inclusive culture of our firm. 

National Coming Out Day (NCOD), which is recognized on Oct. 11, encourages all LGBTQ+ people to be engaged in the most fundamental form of activism – being authentic and living life as an openly LGBTQ+ person. Coming out and being authentic advances the movement for equality within the firm and in society at large. Please join me and the rest of my colleagues in the U.S. and in Canada in doing just that today – come out and celebrate our vibrant fabric of perspectives and people!  

Kerensa Butler
National Pride Employee Network Group Leader




Pride supports LGBT+ employees, clients and allies through recruitment, retention and business activity alignment with LGBT+ organizations.