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EY Americas Managing Partner Steve Howe and Americas Vice Chair Talent Kelly Grier put it simply in a recent issue of EY Connect magazine: “People. They are critical to the success of any organization, but particularly to a professional services firm. At EY, they are the most valuable asset.”

On EY’s corporate website, Steve Howe says: “At EY, our diverse, inclusive and borderless teams are key to delivering exceptional client service and meeting our clients’ specific needs in their local markets. That’s why diversity and inclusiveness are a priority for EY, commanding my attention and our investment.”

Howe is a visible sponsor of D&I: he co-chairs EY’s executive diversity council with Karyn Twaronite, EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer. He has told us he never thought about not chairing the council. “People are watching the message I’m sending,” he said. “My job is to run the business. This is fundamental to our business.”

This tone at the top is reinforced by a global D&I roadmap that enables EY’s people worldwide to learn how they can drive success for themselves, their teams, and clients by leveraging differences.

EY makes it a priority to differentially invest in under-represented groups through programs like Global NextGen and the Inclusiveness Leadership Program, which provide access to senior leaders as mentors and sponsors and opportunities to further develop market-focused skills.

D&I is also embedded in EY’s community engagement efforts, which focus on building a better world for women, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, people with disabilities, LGBT people, and veterans.


Steve Howe

Americas Managing Partner

“While diversity is a crucial component of our strategy, we know that it is not enough on its own. EY’s culture of inclusion has been the catalyst of our success and holds such promise for our future. When our teams are both diverse and inclusive, we deliver exceptional client service and we provide the best experiences for our people.”

Karyn Twaronite

Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer

“We find that our collaborative culture, combined with a strong emphasis on equitable sponsorship, helps all our people feel valued for what makes them unique. Our commitment to D&I ensures that everyone is able to share their different perspectives, which helps us provide the best approaches to our clients’ issues.”


U.S. Headquarters: New York City

Global Employees: 183,185

U.S. Employees: 30,963

Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 3


  • No. 1 Top 10 Companies for People with Disabilities
  • No. 1 Top 10 Companies Mentoring
  • No. 1 Top 10 Companies for Diversity Councils
  • No. 2 Top 10 Companies for Employee Resource Groups
  • No. 3 Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity
  • No. 5 Top 10 Companies for Recruitment
  • No. 5 Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees
  • No. 7 Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity

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