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 where our people reflect 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.
Our chief diversity & inclusion officer is Julie McKay, who commenced in June 2017 in a dual role taking responsibility for PwC’s diversity and inclusion advisory business, as well as the firm’s own diversity and inclusion strategies and targets.
We have a diversity and inclusion plan which builds on the great progress we’ve already made and details how we will embed the right behaviours and build a truly diverse and inclusive culture.
The aim of our diversity and inclusion plan is simple; to create a workplace where every day, all our people feel valued for what they bring, will thrive and will inspire others. Our plan is based on a comprehensive review of our firm’s culture, which considered both quantitative data and qualitative experiences of our people and 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 and inclusion 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 women, people from a diverse cultural background and other groups have equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential at work, we know there is more to do - so we have a targeted interventions to address this.
At PwC, we have the following targets in place:
These targets will help achieve PwC’s aspiration to have a minimum of 40% women and 30% of people having with a diverse cultural background in the overall partnership.
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.