Diversity & inclusion at PwC
The people of PwC inspire us to take on issues where we can make a difference. That includes doing our best to stand for inclusion and opportunities for all. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made and we are committed to go further and faster and help others on their journey.
As a purpose-led and values-driven organization, we’re using the talent and resources of PwC to be a voice for change—and we know that to be a leader, we must continue to do better ourselves. We also know that we must be bolder and even more intentional in taking action on these issues that matter to our people, affect our communities and permeate the business community.
If we are to live up to our purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems, we must work to support equity of opportunity at all levels. Not only is our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) work an extension of our values, there is ample evidence that shows a diverse workforce and deliberate inclusion efforts drive better outcomes, which elevates business growth and the broader economic development of our society that benefits everyone.
Holding ourselves accountable for transformative progress.
Our story and key data points.
This past fall, we co-founded and launched CEO Action for Racial Equity, a Fellowship dedicated to advancing racial equity for the Black community through public policy. Using CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion - the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workforce - as a platform, our mission is clear: To identify, develop and promote scalable and sustainable public policies and corporate engagement strategies that will address systemic racism, social injustice and improve societal well-being.
“It isn’t just about what businesses can do inside their organizations, but how we can come together using our collective resources, experience and time to change the policies and systems that contribute to an unjust society. While our mission is ambitious, it’s precise. Purpose, passion, people, and social justice. That’s what this Fellowship is all about.”
Beyond accelerating progress within our firm, we have a responsibility to help drive change in society and within the business community.
Access Your Potential is our continuing commitment to build experiences that ignite a passion for technology among diverse students in underserved communities. We are adding a focus on students of institutions that serve racially/ethnically diverse students, like Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions and community colleges, helping these graduates be fully prepared for the workforce.
We co-founded and launched CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™—the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace—with 175 signatories in 2017. Today, more than 1,200 CEOs of the world’s leading companies representing over 85 industries along with 90+ university presidents and approximately 13M employees and students, have signed the pledge and are actively creating change.
Through the PwC Charitable Foundation, in June 2020, we donated $250K each to The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Dream Corps., The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and The Center for Policing Equity and matched up to $1,000 of our peoples’ individual donations to these four organizations. Additionally, we supported our people as they started crowdfunding campaigns for social justice organizations. Together, we have collectively donated $3.7M. Additionally, during this same period we gave $280K in total to 28 HBCUs to help support their tech enablement efforts.
PwC's dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. We view this as an opportunity to measure our progress and assess where we stand in a competitive field that includes other professional services firms, as well as our clients.
Our strategy for sustainable change within the firm is rooted in supporting our peoples’ career journey and we are constantly evolving in order to better meet their unique needs. We know there isn’t an easy or “one size fits all” solution, but our desire is to help support each person so that they can manage professional and personal commitments in the way that works best for them and their families.