Building a supportive, diverse and engaging workplace starts with recognising the importance of work-life balance. We understand that our people have numerous roles outside the office and we do what we can to help them juggle it all.
We celebrated International Women's Day on 8 March 2011 with an appreciation lunch for our female staff, who were addressed by four inspiring lady guest speakers from both within and outside the firm. And to help connect women from PwC and WongPartnership, we hosted a Female Capital Talk for ladies to share and learn from others’ experiences.
For our male staff, and to demonstrate our respect for the paternal role, we encouraged fathers and fathers-to-be to attend the Dads for Life Conference with sponsored registration and time off work.
A marriage seminar featuring renowned speakers and authors Gary and Barbara Rosberg also proved popular with our people, seeing as how some 200 of them turned up for the lunchtime talk.
“I attended The Great Marriage Experience lunchtime talk and thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole time I couldn’t help but appreciate that PwC’s dedication to building relationships is not limited to clients; it is similarly committed to encouraging us to invest in the relationships which can lead to a fulfilling life.”
- Cheryl Sia, Tax M&A, PwC Singapore
At the heart of our CR strategy is meaningful staff engagement, and we’re always excited to give potential employees the opportunity to be part of our CR efforts.
2011 was the second year that we incorporated an element of CR into our graduate recruitment activities. In 2010, graduates were asked to write a personal pledge on palm cutouts. For each pledge, PwC donated S$10 towards the year’s Overseas Community Projects which were organised in conjunction with YMCA of Singapore.
“The arts are important for holistic development—they nurture creativity and cultivate self-confidence in young minds, helping children communicate ideas that sometimes cannot be put into words, as well as deepening cultural sensitivities and an appreciation of beauty.”
- Gautam Banerjee, Executive Chairman, PwC Singapore
PwC is proud to have been the lead sponsor for ‘My Dreams, My Wishes’ – a charity art exhibition in 2011 by 7-year-old Gelyn Ong. Twelve of her paintings were sold, raising S$80,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Chandelier is a book that PwC Singapore sponsored, produced and launched to benefit Child @ Street 11, our adopted charity from 2004 to 2007. The book, published in 2006, is a collection of artwork by the less privileged children of Child @ Street 11.
Photography workshops, art therapy sessions and cartoon drawing classes are just some of the ways we have helped bring the arts into our people’s everyday lives