A photographic portrait of Deborah K Holmes
I believe that business can be a force for social good, removing barriers to the kind of economic growth that benefits everyone. A better working world is one that works for all of us.

Deborah K. Holmes

EY Americas Corporate Responsibility Director

Agent for positive social change. Working to help build a better working world with a focus on entrepreneurship, education and equity in the workplace.

Areas of focus Entrepreneurship Workforce
Office New York, US

Deborah leads the Corporate Responsibility function at EY across the Americas. She established this practice to focus on skills-based volunteerism that supports our communities, develops and engages EY professionals and helps strengthen our relationships with clients.

Prior to joining EY, Deborah worked in the not-for-profit sector with a focus on helping employees balance work and personal life, and advancing women into leadership roles. In addition, she practiced as a lawyer.

She is part of the Executive Forum at Boston College Centre for Corporate Citizenship, an institution helping companies align corporate citizenship objectives and business goals to create a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Deborah is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has a BA in Government from Harvard College.

How Deborah is building a better working world

“I’m building a better working world by empowering our people to improve their communities and build their skills by investing time in causes that matter.

I believe that we make the biggest social impact when take the same distinctive services and competencies we use in our business every day and put them to work to solve pressing problems in our communities.

There’s a broader benefit, too.

Through annual employee engagement surveys, we’ve learned that employees who participate in our community engagement efforts are more engaged. This leads to longer tenure with the organization and even higher performance ratings. Employees also tell us that firm-sponsored volunteer activities help them expand their networks and develop new leadership, business and cross-cultural teaming skills.”

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