Our society is evolving, markets are changing and customer inquiries are getting ever more complex. Embracing diversity and offering even greater competence are ways to meet these challenges. We cherish diversity and competence in our teams as well as in our management. Different mindsets, experiences, needs as well as educational and cultural backgrounds make us what we are: a company with a broad and forward-looking perspective.
On a daily basis we exchange information with our colleagues from all over Europe and much further beyond, either via being located in the same office or meeting them while being on international assignments.
We have signed the Diversity Charter, an initiative by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, as part of our commitment to valuing differences and treating all members of society with respect and appreciation.
In our day-to-day business, we actively address the risks entailed in jumping to conclusions and making wrong assumptions, offering targeted workshops and trainings to our management.
The UN campaign “HeForShe” aims at raising awareness for how men and women benefit from gender equality and how they may realize their full potential together, both at work and in private life. PwC actively supports the United Nations campaign on gender equality as international impact sponsor and we motivate our male colleagues to engage in equality issues by providing information and practical measures. You can also commit to take action for more gender equality.
Since 2016, we have been a partner of the myAbility Talent® program. This program offers top students with disabilities or chronic diseases the possibility to network with Austrian companies. Before getting to know PwC by means of exciting job shadowing, young talents benefit from tailored career workshops and coaching in a first step.
Within the largest B2B network regarding business and disability in the German-speaking area, we regularly exchange ideas across companies about accessibility and inclusion. We want to build up know-how and develop solutions for the full participation of people with disabilities.
Moreover, we cooperate with Specialisterne - an association that aims at integrating people with autism into the labor market. The first talents already demonstrated their abilities in the Asset Management and Tax Technology teams.
What’s sexual identity got to do with work? This is a good question which we ask ourselves at PwC and which we also want to face. Of course, work is work and private life is a private matter - however, private issues are not entirely left out at work. For us at PwC, it goes without saying that a male colleague can openly talk about his vacation with his male spouse or a female colleague can speak about her first apartment with her female partner. Because this is part of a person’s identity.
In short: PwC not only promotes tolerance but demands complete acceptance. LGBT*IQ interests (LGBT*IQ = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Inter, Queer) therefore definitely receive proper attention.
Particular talents require a particular environment which fosters individual growth both in professional and private life. This is the reason why we have been re-audited on a regular basis since 2010 and we continuously take actions for a better reconciliation of career and family under the quality label “berufundfamilie” (career and family).
Associate, PwC Austria
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