At PwC, we believe attracting, retaining and developing talented, diverse professionals—including individuals with disabilities—is a business imperative to spur innovation, drive growth and sustain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
When we bring together people with diverse perspectives, it helps us solve important problems in new and creative ways.
Important milestones on our journey include:
- Disability Strategy Partner Council, which provides senior leadership guidance and sponsorship of our firm-wide disability inclusion initiatives
- Professionals with Disabilities and Disability Caregivers Network (PwDN/DCN), which seeks to connect and inspire our people as well as promote belonging and disability inclusion.
- Centralized accommodations process to manage disability-related reasonable accommodation requests for candidates and staff persons across various phases of the employment lifecycle, from recruitment to the everyday enablement of our people having tools and resources they need to work at their best.
- Mandatory disability inclusion training for US talent acquisition team.
- Launch of our Ability Reveals Itself Initiative, which highlights the career stories of our people with disabilities and caregivers and serves as a platform for raising awareness about disability inclusion.
- Connect:Ability mentoring program for PwC interns.
Our ongoing strategic objectives:
- Continue to drive an environment of trust and inclusion through strategic messaging, programming and self-identification efforts.
- Refresh and curate our Professionals with Disabilities/Disability Caregivers leadership teams to nurture and cultivate the effectiveness and relevancy of our inclusion networks.
- Expand our disability-focused talent acquisition efforts by participating in the NOD’s Campus to Careers program.
- Pursue isUD certification for all new PwC offices over 50K sq. ft.
- Expand Connect:Ability mentoring opportunities to current staff.
PwC Ability Reveals Itself program highlights:
AbilityWorks: A streamlined process to provide our people with the tools and resources they need to work at their best. It marshals the resources of our firm to support the needs and requests of professionals with disabilities. Potential accommodations may include ergonomic furniture and equipment, audio-related equipment, software or assistive hardware, facility adjustments, leaves of absence, flexible work arrangements, re-assignment to vacant positions and qualified interpreters, and more. AbilityWorks specialists evaluate accommodation requests on a case-by-case basis to determine reasonable solutions
Connect: Ability: A mentorship program for interns and seasonal staff who have disclosed their disability status and “opt in” to be connected with resources— including a member of PwC’s inclusion network.