Why PwC believes you must practice what you preach on diversity and inclusion

The myGwork team met up with a cross-section of PwC people and asked how sponsoring this year’s Pride in London supports the firm’s diversity goal.

Brian Ashmead-Siers

Brian Ashmead-Siers, a partner in PwC’s Tax practice, said that the firm’s diversity and inclusion policy as well as our LGBT+ networkGLEE (Gays, Lesbians & Everyone Else), was a key factor in persuading him to join PwC, some five months ago

‘Being able to be open and be myself whilst supporting other LGBT+ employees at PwC is massively important to me.

‘PwC is well-known for being at the forefront of diversity and inclusion. It’s not just having the network for a network’s sake, but actually implementing policies and supporting initiatives important to the LGBT+ community.

‘We have policies in place where my husband is recognised as my other half. He will receive benefits, should anything ever happen to me which is very important. I’ve only been with PwC for about five months and have found being part of the GLEE network a great way to be myself and meet like-minded colleagues, partners and directors from the organisation.

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GLEE@PwC is our inclusive business network for Gays, Lesbians and Everyone Else. You don’t need to be gay or to work for PwC to join. We provide extraordinary opportunities for business networking, knowledge sharing and personal and professional development all with a deep value and respect for the diversity of views, needs and aspirations of our members.

What we stand for

We passionately believe that difference is something we all have in common, regardless of what that difference might be. We use our extensive internal and external networks to reinforce this vision and remind everyone how import it is to value difference. We use our voice to help everyone find and express their own difference inside and outside of the workplace. The work we do throughout the year supports this vision, so expect to see invites coming out for events focused around building personal and professional strength and resilience.

A sneak peak at what we do

We're here to support the personal and career well-being of our members. We hold a variety of events throughout the year and we pride ourselves in getting Gays, Lesbians and Everyone Else engaged. Some of our events include:

  • Speaker Series: we bring inspirational speakers to talk to us about their professional and personal journeys. These have included Gareth Thomas, one of the few high-profile gay men in UK sport.
  • Speed mentoring: We hold regular workshops aimed at facilitating focussed business and career discussions with professionals in an open and friendly environment
  • Leadership and Resilience: We are engaged with many external networks through our LinkedIn group and work with them to run leadership, mental strength and resilience workshops such as the Genius Power Dreams workshop run by GLEE@PwC partner sponsor Andy Woodfield.
  • Fundraising and volunteering in the community. We’re founding supporters and sponsors of Galeforce Capital, the first global initiative dedicated to supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) social enterprises. We raised over £22,000 for Stonewall's anti-homophobic bullying campaign in 2012.

Join today and find out what GLEE@PwC means to you...

Our events are published on our LinkedIn group, and we invite everyone from our external network as well as people from across the firm to all our events. Click here to join our LinkedIn group.

Alternatively to join our mailing list or to find out more please send us an email

You can also follow us on Twitter @GLEEPwCUK.

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PwC is a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions Programme, Britain's good practice employers' forum on sexual orientation. The work we are doing to promote valuing difference and tackling diversity issues was recognised again in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index this year as we were successful in getting into the Top 100. This index measures employers’ efforts to create inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, using a stringent set of evidence-based criteria.


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GLEE@PwC was also recognised as a 'Highly Commended Network Group' - which acknowledges its invaluable contribution to the experience of LGBT staff within the firm and helping PwC to 'get it right'.

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We are founded on a culture of partnership with a strong commercial focus. This is reflected in our vision: "One firm - a powerhouse of a commercial enterprise that does the right thing for our clients, our people and our communities."​ Our goal is to build the iconic professional services firm, always front of mind, because we aim to be the best. We set the standard and we drive the agenda for our profession.

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"PwC is delighted to have joined myGwork to build on our focus on recruitment and business networking for LGBTI people.  We are an award-winning inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone irrespective of background. We are pleased to be working with myGwork to increase our visibility as a leading employer in this space.

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PwC UK Partner / Mark Gossington



I have been working for PwC for a number of years in different territories and could not be more proud! Respect for LGBT employees, opportunities, diversity programmes... You never feel discriminated against and systems and practices are already in place to make you feel more comfortable personally and professionally.

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