- Women in Senior Leadership: 11.1% more than the Top 50 and 44.7% more than the S&P; 500
- Women Among those Promoted Into Management: 19% more than the Top 50
- Supplier Diversity: Spent 38% and 68% more of total procurement with women and minority-owned suppliers than the Top 10 and Top 50, respectively
EY earns the top spot on this year's DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list following an impressive performance since joining the list in 2001. Prior to this year's competition, EY had ranked among the Top 10 for the past eight years — seven of those years in the Top 5.
EY says its values and business strategies are firmly rooted in diversity and inclusiveness, which is evident by its results across this space. The company landed on nine specialty lists this year, including No. 1 for Diversity Councils, Employee Resource Groups, People with Disabilities and Mentoring. EY says its D&I; Roadmap and Americas Inclusiveness Advisory Council (IAC) — co-chaired by Steve Howe, U.S. Chairman and Americas Managing Partner, and Karyn Twaronite, Global and Americas Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer — help drive EY's inclusive culture.
EY holds its leaders accountable for equitably mentoring, sponsoring and advancing talent, and empowers its people to have courageous conversations about pressing D&I; issues. Following a number of powerful conversations about race among its IAC, ethnic minority partners and U.S. Executive Committee, EY hosted a webcast on the topic with all of its U.S. leaders. After the tragedies last summer in Louisiana, Minnesota, Texas and elsewhere, Howe sent a message to all EY people in the U.S. encouraging them to engage in candid dialogue about race.
Meanwhile, EY last year became the first among professional services firms to equalize paid parental leave. New mothers and fathers welcoming a child through birth, adoption, surrogacy, foster care or legal guardianship are now eligible for up to 16 weeks of fully paid leave.
EY also seeks to think creatively to recruit diverse talent, and one of those efforts is its Neurodiversity Account Support Associate program, which creates opportunities for high-functioning individuals with autism.
U.S. Chairman and Americas Managing Partner
"EY's longstanding commitment to D&I; is paramount, especially in today's social climate. We recognize that our strength comes from our diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that values our people's unique perspectives to drive innovative solutions for our clients — and a better working world for us all."
Global and Americas Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer
"We believe building a better working world starts with fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. To realize the business benefits of inclusion, all of our people must feel a strong sense of belonging. Belonging is the key to ensuring that our people feel engaged, valued and free to be themselves."
U.S. Headquarters: New York
Global Employees: 214,304
Last Year's DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 3
OTHER DIVERSITYINC LISTS
• No. 1 Diversity Councils
• No. 1 Employee Resource Groups
• No. 1 People with Disabilities
• No. 1 Mentoring
• No. 1 Executive Women
• No. 4 Recruitment
• No. 7 Supplier Diversity
• Global Diversity
• LGBT Employees