U.S. Headquarters: New York City
Global Employees: 180,529
U.S. Employees: 34,287
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 1
Why It’s on the List
PwC continues to set the bar for diversity-management excellence. The firm never rests on its laurels and is always looking to increase recruitment and advancement of talent from ALL groups. PwC uses its diverse workforce to innovate business solutions.
At the company, the support definitely starts at the top, with U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner Bob Moritz a vocal proponent of diversity and inclusion. He meets with resource groups quarterly and holds partners and executives responsible for meeting D&I goals. The position of Chief Diversity Officer, awarded to a line partner for two- to three-year rotations, reports directly to him.
The firm has emphasized talent development and retention of people from underrepresented groups. Programs have included specific efforts to hire, retain and promote Blacks, presented at DiversityInc’s Innovation Fest! last year. PwC also has had a groundbreaking initiative aimed at including white men in D&I efforts, which was featured at DiversityInc’s Do White Men Need Diversity Outreach? event earlier this year.
The majority of its workforce is classified as management and all of its U.S. employees participate in its mentoring programs, which include mentoring for new hires, peer mentoring and reverse mentoring. More than half of the mentoring pairs are in cross-cultural pairings.
The top three levels of the organization participate. PwC has been a national and global leader in work/life flexibility. Its nine resource groups are used to augment the firm’s strong internal and external efforts to communicate its inclusive culture. The firm has groups for special-needs caregivers, parents and Green Teams, based on corporate social responsibility.
Almost half of its philanthropy goes to multicultural nonprofits, including INROADS, Ascend, the National Association of Black Accountants and ALPFA.
Other DiversityInc Lists
- No. 1 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention
- No. 8 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Asian-Americans
- No. 1 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
- No. 10 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees
- No. 10 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity
U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner
“Diversity and inclusiveness are essential to long-term business success. In our global economy, organizations that recognize the value of differences are poised to seize competitive advantage. That’s why we continue to invest in diversity at PwC—our inclusive culture creates value for our all of our stakeholders.”
Chief Diversity Officer
“Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a thriving career. At PwC, we’re all different, so we’re all diverse in some way. To us, diversity isn’t about ‘them’—it’s about working to understand our differences and help each other succeed. Together, we leverage the power of our differences to bring the best solutions to all our stakeholders.”