To move the dial on diversity at PwC we want to focus on valuing differences in the broadest sense. We encourage everyone at PwC and our clients to be open-minded to the value that different skills, experiences and perspectives add to our business. The greatest barrier relates to the natural tendency we all have to gravitate to people like ourselves— often people with the same experiences and perspectives.
Experts tell us that our unconscious mind makes a majority of our decisions. It creates blind spots—unconscious biases that can narrow your vision and potentially influence your behaviors.
Our brains are wired to make assumptions, which can sometimes be off base. We think it’s an honest mistake; science calls it a blind spot.
First impressions can block objectivity, which can cause missed opportunities. Sometimes wanting to be “right” can take us in the wrong direction.
Stereotypes can influence our perception of who’s the “right fit.” They may create a road block towards our destination.
It’s natural to gravitate towards people who are like us. But making decisions solely on who we’re comfortable with can cause tunnel vision.
Reducing unconscious bias creates a more fair and inclusive environment. To help our people better understand their unconscious biases and move from understanding to action by becoming inclusion champions, we offer a wide range of tools including:
Nurturing grassroots, market facing employee-led networks is an important way in which we raise awareness and promote diversity and inclusion at PwC. Our inclusion networks are made up of partners, staff and allies who share a common set of interests, goals and objectives. Inclusion Networks exist for the betterment of our firm, our people and our communities. Members engage in activities and initiatives which build and strengthen relationships between our people, clients and communities. Our Inclusion Networks are proud to partner with other organizations in activities ranging from industry experts, sharing advice and lessons learned to fundraising and volunteering with our clients for community and charitable causes.
For more information about PwC initiatives or to connect with one of our inclusion networks, please contact us.
The Black Professionals group works to increase the support, knowledge and skill development of its members regarding career management and strategies for advancement. It provides members with an opportunity to build connections through role modelling and mentoring increasing their visibility with senior leadership. The Black Professionals Group promotes PwC as an employer of choice for visible minorities.
The Early Career Professionals Group (ECPG) provides a platform for its members to develop new skills, explore new opportunities, and interact with internal and external stakeholders. Through internal and market-facing events, ECPG strives to promote and support the next generation of young leaders through skills and opportunity-based activities.
Formerly known as Ex-Military, the Veterans Network leads our community and philanthropic involvement with the military and veterans. Teamwork, loyalty and adaptability are all qualities we value at PwC that are also ingrained in those who have served.
GLEE — an inclusive business network for gays, lesbians and everyone else - is all about breaking down barriers of difference and connecting people. GLEE celebrates that we’re all unique, regardless of our sexuality, race, gender, religion or ability, and promotes an inclusive, diverse and respectful work environment. It works to strengthen our presence in the LGBT community as the distinctive firm and employer of choice and to identify business development opportunities in the community at large.
The Latin Connection group seeks to develop and strengthen relationships with the ever-growing Latin American business community. The group works to form professional and personal networks that supports our people, markets and community strategies.
Women Upfront is a resource for our Canadian Women's Circles and all our colleagues interested in gender diversity and topics relevant to working women. By sharing ideas and talking about issues, Women Upfront helps foster an inclusive work environment that maximizes the talent of our women.
The South Asian Business Network is a supportive and inclusive group providing South Asian professionals with an opportunity to build relationships within PwC and the ever-growing South Asian business community. It focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with our people, clients and other contacts in the Canadian South Asian business community.
PwC Canada is proud to have launched the Differently Abled Wellness Network (DAWN). DAWN aims to raise awareness around physical and learning disabilities, mental health, and other wellness matters. DAWN is open to all PwC staff and partners across the country, who are committed to eliminating the stigma of mental health and celebrating the abilities of all.
At PwC, we value you as an employee and want to provide the necessary resources to help retain and support all new or experienced parents. Our value of “care” encourages us to create a community of support and guidance, and so, we have introduced a new group - Parents @ PwC: A parental leave and buddy program to help you prepare for your return back to work and to help make your transition successful.