Valuing differences

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.

Blind Spots…

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.

Understanding blind spots

Challenge assumptions

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.

Enhance objectivity

First impressions can block objectivity, which can cause missed opportunities. Sometimes wanting to be “right” can take us in the wrong direction.

Overcome stereotypes

Stereotypes can influence our perception of who’s the “right fit.” They may create a road block towards our destination.

Broaden perspectives

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.


Use this guide for self-reflection and group discussion on these videos

Discussion guide

 Open Minds

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: 

Our award-winning online training on open-mindedness

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HeForShe Gender IQ e-learn developed in conjunction with the United Nations.

Click here to take the e-learn

For more information about our approach to encouraging an open mind and reducing unconscious bias, please contact us.

HeForShe Gender IQ e-learn developed in conjunction with the United Nations.
Click here to take the e-learn

Women in Leadership 

Women in Leadership (WiL) is a career development program focused on providing insights, tools, networks and experiences that facilitate the personal and professional growth and aspirations of our diverse, female talent.

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Inclusion Networks: 

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

Black Professionals Inclusion Network

The Black Professionals Inclusion Network 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 Inclusion Network promotes PwC as an employer of choice for visible minorities.

Early Career Professionals Inclusion Network

The Early Career Professionals Inclusion Network 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, Early Career Professionals Inclusion Network strives to promote and support the next generation of young leaders through skills and opportunity-based activities.

Veterans Inclusion Network

Formerly known as Ex-Military, the Veterans Inclusion 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.

Shine

Shine — an inclusive business network for our LGBTQ2+ community - is all about breaking down barriers of difference and connecting people. Shine 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 LGBTQ2+ community as the distinctive firm and employer of choice and to identify business development opportunities in the community at large.

Latin Inclusion Network

The Latin Inclusion Network 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's Inclusion Network

Women's Inclusion Network is a resource for our Canadian women and all our colleagues interested in gender diversity and topics relevant to working women. By sharing ideas and talking about issues, Women's Inclusion Network helps foster an inclusive work environment that maximizes the talent of our women.

South Asian Business Inclusion Network 

The South Asian Business Inclusion 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. 

Differently Abled Wellness Network (DAWN)

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.

Parents @ PwC

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.

Contact us

Mona Ghiami, CPA, CA, BSc

Chief Inclusion Officer, PwC Canada

Tel: +1 416 687 8467

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