Pride Amsterdam
Canal Parade boat

#29 Shine LGBT+ Network (PwC)

EMBRACE GENDER DIVERSITY PwC is committed to an inclusive culture in which we embrace diversity. Everyone should be able to be themselves at work and feel valued. We think it’s important that everyone can be themselves within our organisation. To encourage this, we have the Shine network. This is the PwC network for LGBTQ+ colleagues […]

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EMBRACE GENDER DIVERSITY

PwC is committed to an inclusive culture in which we embrace diversity. Everyone should be able to be themselves at work and feel valued. We think it’s important that everyone can be themselves within our organisation. To encourage this, we have the Shine network. This is the PwC network for LGBTQ+ colleagues and all other colleagues, clients and associates. Since 2016 we have been sailing with our own boat around the theme Be Yourself @ work.

In 2019, our theme was therefore Suityourself. This year we are extending this to gender and your inner self. The person in the suit has also become much more diverse in recent years as we also employ colleagues from other backgrounds and directions. Because the questions we are looking for answers to for our clients and society are becoming increasingly complex.

A profession that also often has to deal with stereotypes is the modelling world. Here, too, barriers can be removed and it is no longer just about blond women and men of a certain height and dress size. Diversity Fashion Week wants to break a lance here and ensure that everyone gets a fair chance, feels represented and valued.

They especially let trans people, gender-fluid people and people with disabilities shine on the catwalk. In order to give this body of thought a stage, we ask for attention on our boat.

Last year, Transgender Netwerk Nederland advised us to include a transitional leave scheme in our employment conditions. We now have this as of October 2021. They are part of Trans pride who have been given a boat by the pride organisation. We are pulling together on the same theme.

Besides inclusion, sustainability is an important part of our strategy. Therefore, this year we have an electric boat (instead of diesel) and the generator has been replaced by a battery to make our CO2 footprint for this event as low as possible.