2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

No. 3 | EY | DiversityInc Top 50



• Women in Senior Leadership: Nearly 8% higher than the Top 50 and 43.2% higher than U.S. companies overall

• Supplier Diversity: 38.3% higher than the Top 10 and 59.1% higher than the Top 50 on prime suppliers who are women owned

• Mentoring by All Managers: 56.8% higher than the Top 10 and nearly twice the average of the Top 50


Leaders throughout EY are held accountable for mentoring, sponsoring and advancing diverse talent, and are recognized for leading the diversity charge.

Since EY understands that, based on research, white men are far more likely to be sponsored than women and ethic minorities, the company has implemented several formal programs designed to connect professionals with EY leaders to help them navigate their careers. The programs include EY Unplugged, which brings together ethnically diverse staff from around the U.S. to network, connect and be mentored by minority executives within their first four months with EY, and the Inclusiveness Leadership Program, which pairs high-potential partners and principals with an executive coach, as well as with members of the Americas Executive, who serve as mentors. In addition, each of the firm’s business units have focused sponsorship efforts that designate sponsors for high potential women and minorities.

In order to bolster cross-cultural competency and inclusive leadership skills, EY uses tools such as a Diversity & Inclusion microsite, formal learning programs such as Leadership Matters,and experiential programs such as its Global Horizon program.

The company has instituted “a deliberate methodology for fostering an inclusive environment in which the differences, talents and perspectives” of all employees “are maximized in order to deliver exceptional client services.”


Steve Howe, Americas Area Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Steve Howe

U.S. Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner

“At EY, diversity drives our fundamental purpose to help build a better working world. Our teams leverage and learn from all the diverse perspectives at the table, creating an inclusive environment where people feel free to be themselves, are more engaged, and can deliver innovative, exceptional service to our clients.”

Karyn Twaronite

Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer

“I’m fortunate to work for an organization that recognizes D&I is about continued workplace culture change and progress, and not about conformity or changing our people. By harnessing the power of our differences, we create high-performing teams that achieve better results. Together, we are truly building a better working world.”


U.S. Headquarters: New York City
Global Employees: 206,673

Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 4

DiversityInc Lists

• No. 1  Diversity Councils
• No. 1  Global Diversity
• No. 1  LGBT Employees
• No. 1  Mentoring
• No. 2  Employee Resource Groups
• No. 3  People with Disabilities
• No. 7  Recruitment
• No. 9  Supplier Diversity