Creating value through diversity. Be yourself. Be different.
At PwC, we respect and value differences. We know that when people from different backgrounds and with different points of view work together, we create the most value – for our clients, our people and society.
Our diversity initiatives and strategies are designed to attract, develop, and advance the most talented individuals regardless of their race, religion, age, gender, disability status or any other dimension of diversity.
It’s easy to say that our personal lives, background and experiences shouldn’t affect our work. But in reality, it’s not that simple.
Who you are and how you're able to interact with others has a direct relationship on your performance. An inclusive work environment where you can be open and honest about who you are enables all of us to perform at our best.
At PwC, we are committed to creating the kind of environment where everyone can feel comfortable and confident being themselves.
Andrew leads the Consulting practice in Malaysia and Sustainability & Climate Change practice for PwC’s South East Asian Consulting services.
He is also a father of two young boys. In 2012, his wife had the opportunity to further her studies in a prestigious university abroad. He made a difficult decision to give up his role and the partnership for a year, take care of his young family and support his wife's ambition. PwC's leaders stood by his decision and welcomed him back to the firm once he was ready to return.
Jean is one of our graphic designers and she 'creates beautiful things'. She's a person of short stature but full of life - nothing gets her down.
She volunteers on our Corporate Responsibility programmes, loves fashion, networking and is active on Instagram.
Johanna is one of our Senior Managers in Assurance. She is also a mother of a toddler and on a Flexible Working Arrangement (FWA).
She says, “A number of nay-sayers have the impression that this arrangement is not realistic for client facing staff but I ensure that my portfolio of clients is able to fit a three-day work week and that the people I work with are aware of my work arrangement. However, given that I’m in client service, there will be days when I’ll need to work on my off days. In such situations, I’m happy to compromise and reschedule my off days.”
Nurul is the Markets Leader at PwC Malaysia. She's also trilingual - speaks and writes Mandarin, English, Malay - and is a mother to four children.
She had a two year stint in the London office of PwC UK from September 2000 to August 2002 where she worked on an account with a new global client. She's worked with some of the largest public listed companies in Malaysia on audit and business advisory matters.
Taariq is one of our firm's football players. He's also a father of two young children and a Managing Consultant in our Tax practice.
One day, Taariq was asked to help with his family business. He took advantage of the Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) of three days a week to balance work and family responsibilities. He came back to work full time after the short FWA stint. This year, he was featured in the media several times, speaking about taxation and economic issues.
flex+ is a programme which incorporates various forms of work flexibility and benefits in consideration of people’s lives outside work. Under flex+, we have initiatives such as flexTime, a 10-day firm-wide block leave called Rest & Refresh, and flexFridays where employees are allowed to leave work at 12:30pm every second Friday of the month.
Find out more about the various options and initiatives available for our people under the following categories:
This year, in keeping with the International Women's Day 2018 theme #PressforProgress, we held several events for our people to help shape the debate and accelerate change.
These events include:
Learn more about our efforts here.
Q&A session: In the hot seat with Datuk Nicol David
Gender Bender - A chance to experience what the opposite gender goes through on a daily basis - from physical challenges to societal norms, and what it's like to walk in the opposite genders’ shoes, literally!.
Sharing by Nora Manaf, Chief Human Capital Officer of Maybank Group - Sharing session on her experiences and being bold both in her personal live and as a HR Professional.
Special Lunch with A Stranger - Pn. Norimah (Founder of Nuri Wellness Centre) was our guest of honour for Lunch with A Stranger. She shared her personal journey as a person living with a disability, a single mom and as a champion for the blind community. Our #UrutPwC masseuses this year are also from Nuri Wellness Centre!
Gender Bender Challenge - walking the opposite genders' shoes
Sharing session with Nora Manaf, Chief Human Capital Office, Maybank
Gender Bender Challenge - asking the opposite gender out
Special Lunch with A Stranger with Pn. Norimah, Founder of Nuri Wellness Centre
Human Library - Just like a library, except that the books were people (who've been subjected to discrimination and experienced being stereotyped), and the reading, conversations. It was a safe, non-judgemental, learning environment where human "books" shared their personal stories with "readers" interested in learning more.
Blind Lunch With A Stranger - A twist to the normal Lunch with a Stranger, participants were blindfolded for lunch to understand challenges faced by visually impaired. We invited a special guest (Moses, Executive Director for the National Council for the Blind Malaysia) to share his experience (from cooking, travelling to matching clothes).
Lunch with a Stranger (LWAS) is an event that takes place every Thursday, from 12pm to 1pm at our in-house cafe, Eat@PwC Cafe. Each lunch session is hosted by an LWAS ambassador (one of our own) and allows our staff from various lines of service to meet new people, dispel unconscious biases and promote inclusion.
We also have a special once a month themed LWAS session where we discuss specific topics under the Diversity & Inclusion umbrella.
We organised two free movie screenings for our people under our Diversity & Inclusion programme - 1) Redha to bring awareness towards Autism, and 2) Adiwiraku in support of Teach for Malaysia's #EmpoweredToUnlockMyPotential campaign. Both events were well attended by our people.