Women. Fast forward
Women. Fast forward is the EY platform that engages our people, our clients and our communities to advance gender equity.
At EY, we take bold actions to forge positive change that goes beyond equality and further the social, economic, cultural and political advancement of women.
Why? Global events, alongside increasing social and political divisions, are pushing gender parity backwards. The latest World Economic Forum prediction finds gender parity will take another 132 years. That’s simply not good enough.
Women globally3.9 billion
Women make up half of the world’s population. How can we drive gender equality in every conversation, decision and solution to get to new and better answers?
On International Women’s Day – and everyday – we use our voice, reach and platform to foster belonging, and accelerate meaningful progress for our people, clients and communities.
This commitment to gender diversity starts with our leadership, permeates our firm and extends beyond our walls right across the value chain. We champion women businesses through supplier diversity, and work with women entrepreneurs to unlock their full potential. Our people engage in actionable dialogue to amplify the voices of women, allies, next generation leaders and marginalized community members. Through our EY Ripples social impact program, we align with 22 Canadian organizations that support women, or are women-owned.
By dedicating our time and skills to these efforts, we’re creating a ripple effect and we’ll continue on this purposeful mission to drive positive change in Canada, and beyond.
At EY Canada, women represent51%
of our people
of the firm’s management
We’re taking meaningful action to advance women at EY – and beyond. Together.
Stories of belonging videos
Dionne Allison is passionate. To her, belonging means that no one holds her back - or fears putting her forward because of the colour of her skin or her gender. At EY, Dionne says that she feels like she belongs and is deeply committed to amplifying that sense of belonging for Black professionals everywhere. Dionne joined EY’s Black Professionals Network to raise awareness, create development opportunities and empower others in the belief that whoever you are, whatever your background: #YouBelong.
Leona Liu is compassionate — with herself, and those around her. When diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) well into her EY career, Leona uncovered an entirely new aspect of herself that explained why she processed information differently and what would help her thrive. Today, as co‑chair of EY’s AccessAbilities professional network, she uses that insight to enable people of different abilities, destigmatize mental health in the workplace and celebrate the intersectionality that makes each of us unique. Culture builder. Inclusion advocate. Business leader. At EY, a sense of belonging empowers Leona to take down barriers, and build up understanding; the kind that bolsters progress for all.
Gabriella Doueihy is driven. Her determined pursuit of excellence in swimming has propelled her to the Olympic stage — twice. Now, Gabriella draws on EY Canada’s culture of belonging to ensure she never has to choose between building a rewarding career and pursuing athletic dreams. Free to be herself. Supported by her team. Gabriella balances professional and athletic success in an organization that supports even the boldest goals by reinforcing that #YouBelong.
Roxanne Israel is strong—even stronger than she thought. When a breast cancer diagnosis transformed her reality, she drew on EY’s culture of belonging and support to navigate the journey ahead. Now, she’s using her voice to help others find theirs. Because belonging is powerful. And it flourishes when we create space for authentic dialogue, empowering others to do the same.