London: PwC is launching its first ever Global Diversity Week, a series of events to mark the global professional services group's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
During the week, PwC people will engage with PwC's global leaders in discussions about diversity, business strategy, and how to work better together.
These will include conversations with: Chairman of PwC International Ltd., Dennis Nally; Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Agnes Hussherr; Global Strategy Leader, Blair Sheppard; Global Clients and Markets Leader, Robert Swaak and Asia Pacific Human Capital Leader, Nora Wu.
As part of the initiative PwC will launch a series of learning tools to help its 184,000 people better understand the barriers to diversity and PwC firms around the world will hold local events for their people, including keynote talks by renowned speakers on inclusion.
As part of its commitment to diversity, PwC will publish new research including Next generation diversity — Developing tomorrow's female leaders, which looks at six key themes integral to the successful attraction, retention and development of the female millennial.
On 24 April, PwC will continue the diversity discussion with a worldwide webcast with COO Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg. The webcast will focus on preparing young women for the working environment.
Chairman Dennis Nally says, "Global Diversity Week is a celebration of the scale and rich diversity of PwC's network. Every person at PwC is unique and different. That's what makes us strong and allows us work together to deliver the best quality service for our clients and stakeholders."
Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader of PwC, Agnes Hussherr, says, "PwC aspires to lead the way for embracing diversity. Global Diversity Week is a significant step on that journey."