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EY: No. 3 in the DiversityInc Top 50

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No company has been able to better articulate its deep commitment to creating an inclusive workplace both globally and domestically than EY.

The professional-services firm has strong leadership linking efforts to value difference with effective client service. That leadership starts with Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger, Americas Managing Partner Steve Howe, and Karyn Twaronite, Partner and Americas Inclusiveness Officer.

EY has broadened its definition of diversity to factor in “age, culture, education, personality, skills, life experiences and many other attributes.” Its ability to create inclusive workplaces that are suited to the unique needs of individuals is a model for other companies.

The firm has worked diligently to help create a pipeline of young diverse talent interested in the accounting and consulting professions. Its efforts to build a sustainable talent pipeline including mentoring, sponsorship and unique programs for high-potentials from underrepresented groups are world class.

EY’s ability to look at the next wave of inclusion issues extends to its physical space, including its remarkable Workplace of the Future, which improves employee engagement.

The firm takes seriously its values to create an inclusive global workplace and help others in business, government and the nonprofit sector do the same—for example, it has produced studies on Millennials and on board diversity.

The impetus behind this is strong leadership and a clearly articulated vision, including its global transparency report and its Vision 2020 for building a better working world.

All of these factors contribute to EY’s measurable progress in the diversity of its human-capital demographics, especially in the pipeline to the top of the organization. The firm has also improved its supplier-diversity numbers.


Stephen R. Howe Jr.
EY Americas Managing Partner,
U.S. Firm Managing Partner and
Member, EY Global Executive Board

“Diversity and inclusiveness are cultural—and commercial—imperatives that help differentiate EY in today’s global marketplace. Our clients come to us with incredibly complex challenges. We address them in a distinctive manner by bringing together our teams’ many different skills and perspectives to transform individual talents into collectively powerful solutions.”

Karyn L. Twaronite
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP and
EY Americas Inclusiveness Officer

“We’ve long known that diversity and inclusiveness create a competitive edge. EY’s research consistently shows that when our people feel valued for their unique talents and insights, together we’ll create the highest-performing teams that are positioned to deliver exceptional quality and client service. Differences present opportunities. Inclusiveness drives results.”



U.S. Headquarters: New York City

Global Employees: 175,000

U.S. Employees: 28,716

• In top 10 for each of last 5 years


  • No. 4 Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity
  • No. 1 Top 10 Companies for Diversity Councils
  • No. 5 Top 10 Companies for Mentoring
  • No. 1 Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities
  • No. 6 Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees
  • No. 4 Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity


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