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A diverse and inclusive workforce

Globalization brings an influx of information from an increasingly diverse workforce. In this fast-changing environment, every situation and context brings its own set of challenges.

At EY, we believe that only the highest-performing teams, which maximize the power of different opinions, perspectives and cultural references, will succeed in the global marketplace. Our focus on diversity and inclusiveness is integral to how we serve our clients, develop our people and play a leadership role in our communities.

  • Diversity is about differences. Each of us is different, and at EY we value and respect individual differences. At EY, we think broadly about differences; they include background, education, gender, ethnicity, nationality, generation, age, working and thinking styles, religious background, sexual orientation, ability and technical skills. There are also differences according to service line, sector and function.
  • Inclusiveness is about leveraging these differences to achieve better business results. It is about creating an environment where all of our people feel, and are, valued, where they are able to bring their differences to work each day, and where they contribute their personal best in every encounter.
"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.”
Steve Howe | Area Managing Partner – Americas

Research shows that companies with diverse teams that are led inclusively perform better than those with more homogenous teams. Diverse teams are more likely to improve market share and have success in new markets; they demonstrate stronger collaboration and better retention.

Making sure that all our people’s voices are heard and valued not only helps attract and retain the best people, but it also helps us deliver better approaches for our clients and for our own organization. That is because creating an inclusive workforce, where all difference matter, allows us to identify the risks and opportunities we might not otherwise see.

The D&I roadmap illustrates our vision and provides a shared, framework to drive change at both the organizational and individual levels.

Our Americas Inclusiveness Team helps us maintain an environment that respects and builds on the assets and talents of each person, valuing their differences including, but not limited to, ethnic diversity, gender, sexual orientation or physical abilities. Making sure our people’s voices are heard and valued helps us attract, empower and retain the best talent, as well as provide better solutions for our clients and our organization.

Flexibility enables our people

Our flexible work environment benefits our people.
We have earned a reputation for having a flexible culture that helps our people achieve career goals and have a fulfilling personal life.

Professional Networks are a great resource

Our Professional Networks are open to and inclusive of everyone.
As grassroots networks of EY people who share a common demographic or characteristic, our Professional Networks provide opportunities for our people to connect with our clients, our communities and our culture.

Increasing our inclusive leadership skills

Leadership Matters program benefits our people.
Our Leadership Matters program increases the inclusive leadership skills of our people by exploring the impact of unintended associations, developing mindsets and habits for leading inclusively, building skills and practices to optimize and transform our culture, and inspiring commitment to practice inclusive leadership at the personal, team and organizational levels. The program features intercultural orientation assessments, workshops, action-coaching and problem-solving activities, benchmarking and sharing leading practices.

Recognized for our leading culture

At EY, the opportunities are endless.
From our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, to our programs and initiatives devoted to flexibility, to our wide array of learning and development sessions, the opportunities are endless. Take a look at some of our accomplishments and accolades.