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All Access: EY Unplugged

In 2011, EY Unplugged was created to help the firm's ethnic minority new hires understand the unwritten rules of career building. The program has become an integral part of the onboarding experience for Black and Latino associates. DiversityInc explores the history of EY Unplugged and gets perspectives on the experience of going through the program.

By Alana Winns and Christian Carew


In 2016, DiversityInc was invited to EY Unplugged in Atlanta, Ga. We covered how the firm reaches and develops its first-year professionals. In 2017, we were granted all-access to EY Unplugged in Baltimore, Md. The two-day summit hosted a vast amount of nearly 500 ethnically diverse staff from around the United States to network with other new hires, partners and senior leaders at the firm. According to EY, attendance has increased 110 percent over the past five years and has contributed to the improvement in retention and attainment of licensure for their minority talent.

In an effort to showcase the spirit of the program, we spoke with Ken Bouyer (Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting) and Diana Solash (Director, Global and Americas Diversity & Inclusiveness) to get insight on the history of the program. We also interviewed four attendees to hear their perspective on the EY Unplugged experience.

The History of Unplugged

The Unplugged Experience

 

Former FBI Executive Assistant Director Carl Ghattas Joins the EY Government & Public Sector Advisory Practice

"I was drawn to EY because of the firm's commitment to a set of core values similar to those which framed my years of service in the FBI."

Originally Published by EY.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced that former FBI Executive Assistant Director Carl Ghattas has joined the firm as an Executive Director in the Government & Public Sector Advisory practice. Carl retired from the FBI after 21 years of service, culminating in his duties as the Executive Assistant Director (EAD) of the FBI's National Security Branch from February 2017 to July 2018.

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EY: Over Half of US Executives Plan to Pursue M&A Amid Steady Economic Growth and Heightened Geopolitical Uncertainty

Tapping new markets, navigating trade policy, and adapting to new customer behaviors are cited as top strategic drivers for M&A.

Originally Published by EY.

Encouraged by strong economic conditions in the US, but cognizant of a changing global business and political landscape, 51% of US business executives intend to pursue M&A over the next 12 months, while 54% expect an increase in their deal pipelines over the same time period, according to Ernst & Young LLP's (EY) twice-annual Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB).

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Retired US Army General Dan Allyn Joins the Ernst & Young LLP Government & Public Sector Advisory Practice

Allyn learned very early as an Army leader that the only true legacy one leaves behind are the leaders you help coach, teach, mentor and develop along the journey.

Originally Published by EY.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced that former US Army Vice Chief of Staff, General (Retired) Dan Allyn, has joined the firm as an Executive Director in the Government & Public Sector Advisory practice. Dan retired from the Army after 36 years of service, culminating in his duties as the 35th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army (VCSA), from 2014 to 2017.

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EY Analysis: Professional Athletes Alleged Almost $500 million in Losses as Fraud Targeting Them Continues to Rise

Common theme linking athlete fraud schemes is gaining victim's trust and leveraging relationship for fraudster's own financial gain.

Originally Published by EY.

With massive salaries and lucrative product endorsements and sponsorships, it is no surprise that fraudsters target professional athletes. What is surprising however, is the fraudsters' success.

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Ethan Schiffman joins EY Financial Services Organization

Before joining EY, Schiffman was the Global Head of Tax with Morgan Stanley's Tax Department. He served in various senior roles during his 17 years with Morgan Stanley, including a term as Deputy Global Head of Tax as a managing director.

Originally Published by EY.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced that Ethan Schiffman has joined EY as a Principal in the Tax Group of the Financial Services Organization (FSO). With more than 20 years of technical tax, financial accounting and tax risk management experience, he will bring invaluable commercial insights to EY's dynamic FSO Tax practice. He is expected to play key roles on several of EY's largest clients in the financial services industry.

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Duke Energy and EY Announce Strategic Tax Relationship

Collaboration enables Duke Energy to access new technology and leverage EY's tax technical knowledge amidst rapid change in industry.

Originally Published by EY.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced a groundbreaking agreement with Duke Energy that will provide the company with leading edge managed tax services, while creating growth and advancement opportunities for members of Duke Energy's tax department.

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EY Appoints Herb Engert as New Office Managing Partner for New York

Former Global Private Equity Leader Will Lead EY's Largest US Office.

Originally Published by EY.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced the appointment of Herb Engert as the new Managing Partner of the New York office.

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EY and Girls Who Code Equip Young Women with Skills Essential for the Future of Work

EY will host workshops and presentations for 20 girls on data, web development, personal finance and machine learning as part of the agreement.

Originally Published by EY.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced a strategic collaboration with Girls Who Code – a national non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, educate and prepare girls with computing skills for the 21st century – to help close the gender gap by bringing more women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers.

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