Over a decade ago, the US firm launched Women's Networking Circles, designed to provide access to role models, mentors and networks. These groups present opportunities to address professional and personal challenges, increase organisational understanding of the firm, leverage networks and enhance communications.
The initiative was born from the recognition that networks are critical to career success. Networks provide access to information and new business leads, as well as support and guidance in achieving career goals. Members receive valuable career advice, expand skills, increase their knowledge of the firm, and share best practices—all within a community of talented women. Circles meet regularly to exchange ideas, analyse career strategies and receive feedback and guidance. They also advise and mentor each other as the relationships develop.
In addition to these local groups, PwC also facilitates career growth and connections through its national Women Upfront Network initiative, online social networking, and women's webcasts.