We will have an environment where our people feel they belong, because workplace cultures with inclusion and wellbeing are crucial for people to thrive and sustainably grow
of our people are women (partners 32%)
of our people are from a non-European cultural background (partners 17%)
of our people believe PwC is an inclusive work environment
of our people understand the factors that impact mental health and wellbeing
At PwC, we respect and value differences because we know when people from different backgrounds and with different points of view work together, we create the most value – for our clients, our people and society.
That’s why one of our strategic goals is a diverse and inclusive culture. A diverse culture that reflects the diversity of our clients and the Australian community. And an inclusive culture which expects and rewards behaviours that support all our people to reach their full potential.
We also know individual wellbeing is affected by a number of factors. These include whether someone has a sense of belonging, job clarity, feedback, team inclusion and the broader working environment. That's why the link between diversity, inclusion and wellbeing is so important.
Our Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Julie McKay, who commenced in June 2017, sits on our Executive Board. Julie is responsible for PwC’s diversity and inclusion advisory business, as well as the firm’s own diversity and inclusion strategies and targets.
Our diversity and inclusion plan details how we will embed the right behaviours to build a truly diverse and inclusive culture. Building on the progress we have made, our latest plan details how we will embed diversity, inclusion and wellbeing into everything we do so we create an environment where everyone belongs. Because a culture of belonging is crucial to enable individual wellbeing to thrive.
Our plan is based on a comprehensive review of our firm’s culture, drawing on quantitative data and the qualitative experiences of our people. It includes a series of interventions grouped under three focus areas - behaviours; targets and transparency; and leadership accountability and role models.
PwC has made a strong, public stance on diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and is a market leader when it comes to the targets and policies we have put in place.
In addition to setting targets, PwC has:
PwC is working actively to address inequality in our workplace. While efforts have been made to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential at work, we know this isn't always the case which is why have introduced targeted interventions to address this.
Our 2025 targets include:
Setting targets is only part of the work we are doing to create an environment where everyone feels they belong. We have and continue to introduce a range of interventions to achieve this - from policies, processes and training.
2020 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
2020 Platinum Employer in the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards
2020-22 Gold level Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace
Member with the Australian Network on Disability
Member of the Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity
Champions of Change Coalition
"At PwC, we believe in creating an inclusive environment where you can feel comfortable and confident being yourself. The kind of environment where you can be open and honest about who you are, and also thrive and inspire others."
Tom Seymour, CEO of PwC Australia
“Diversity and inclusion is fundamentally about our people’s wellbeing and sense of psychological safety and belonging. It’s about our people feeling their contributions are valued and being comfortable raising ideas and concerns, to bring out the best, most productive versions of themselves.”
Julie McKay, Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Officer of PwC Australia
Nurturing grassroots, employee-led networks is an important way in which we raise awareness and promote diversity and inclusion at PwC. Our employee networks are open for all of our people to join, attend events and engage with.