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No. 4 | PwC




  • Blacks in Senior Leadership: 32.8% more than the Top 50
  • Level 1 Mentoring Participation: 23.4% and 40.7% more than the Top 10 and Top 50, respectively
  • Supplier Diversity: Spent 66.3% more of total procurement with tier-1 women-owned suppliers than the Top 50


PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) continues its rise on the list, remaining in the top five.

The firm has full participation in a formal, corporate- sponsored mentoring program. All managers at PwC participate in formal mentoring, including every one of the senior partners in the top levels.

PwC Chairman and Senior Partner Tim Ryan leads the firm's diversity efforts. Ryan is a major proponent of driving conversations about race and diversity in the workplace. PwC's US Leadership Team coordinated a series of workplace "color brave" conversations in July 2016. The idea of being color brave is now a key part of the company's culture.

PwC worked with a leading psychologist to develop a mandatory internal training program for newly promoted employees and new hires. The program makes PwC staff aware of possible unconscious biases and gives them the tools to mitigate any influence they may have on decision-making. This is now a key part of PwC's leadership development model.

The firm has placed a strong emphasis on diversity in its succession planning, with talent reviews discussed by Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Mike Dillon.

The chief procurement officer presents to the board of directors on supplier-diversity results. Women-owned businesses with a direct involvement with PwC are well represented.


Tim Ryan

Chairman and Senior Partner

"At PwC, we care deeply about being a firm where the most talented people of all backgrounds come to reach for their potential. We're committed to developing inclusive leaders who can bring together diverse teams to get to the best solutions to the challenges facing our clients and our communities."

Mike Dillon

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

"In business and society, our ability to move forward is predicated on our ability to listen to one another, work together and respect each other for our unique differences. At PwC, we believe that the ability to advance inclusion in our workplace will help lead to advancements in our communities."


U.S. Headquarters: New York, N.Y.

Global Employees: 223,468

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