Our abilities networks
We encourage dialogue among our people as a way to promote understanding, build our inclusive culture, and drive innovation and exceptional service for our clients. This effort extends to professional networks for people who have differing abilities, have family or friends with differing abilities or who simply want to share ideas about improving our abilities inclusive environment.
Our networks include:
- EY AccessAbilitiesTM— The AccessAbilities Network is focused on helping enable EY people of all abilities to do their best work. It works to give all EY people the environment, tools, resources, information and opportunities needed to succeed and grow in their careers. AccessAbilities helps develop our inclusive culture by raising awareness of abilities-related issues and educating our people how to work in more abilities inclusive ways.
- Abilities Champion Network — Our Abilities Champion Network is a team of local and functional-group representatives who work to see that abilities-awareness messages and educational material are woven into local communications, meetings and events. They also work to see that office, business group and other programs, policies and processes are accessible and inclusive.
- Network for Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs — EY specifically supports our parents of children with special health care needs. This network allows parents — both EY personnel and family members — to connect with others in similar circumstances. Members meet monthly by conference call or through a dedicated website that offers networking, a chat function and links to other useful sites.
- Caregivers Circle — This network supports Ernst & Young LLP people who are among the 21% of US adults who provide unpaid care for other adults such as parents, adult children or spouses who have serious health issues and/or differing abilities.