Founded on inclusiveness. Strengthened by diversity.

We put enormous thought and effort into making EY a leader in our industry, and one of the most important components of that is a flexible, inclusive environment that respects all people — and everything they bring to the table. We believe that when differences are celebrated, talented people from all backgrounds have the chance to develop, advance and make more meaningful contributions to our clients and our culture.

All differences matter.

Diversity is about all differences – thing like gender, ethnicity, generation, sexual orientation, and even leadership and thinking style. At EY, inclusiveness is the way we leverage those differences to achieve better business results, creating an environment where all of our people feel, and are, valued. The ability to invite and learn from different perspectives is fundamental to driving innovation, building strong relationships and delivering the best approaches for our clients.

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Diversity that gets noticed.

Over the years, EY has been recognized by many groups and publications for dedication to diversity. Recent honors include member firms being named a Universum Undergrad Overall IDEAL Employer, one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and one of the National Association for Female Executives Top Companies for Executive Women.

Other longstanding recognition includes 18 years on FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® and 11 consecutive years ranked in the top 10 of Working Mother magazine’s annual 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.

Our recent honors >

A workplace without ceilings.

From our Working Moms and professional women's networks, to intensive courses that develop career paths to partner level, EY is deeply committed to women's advancement.

At EY, we work hard to give women professionals everything they need to succeed, from mentoring and development opportunities to professional women’s networks. Our focus on developing women as professionals and as leaders — through programs emphasizing sponsorship, for example — continues to drive our progress in diversity and inclusiveness. We strive for diversity of thought to deliver exceptional client service, so we’re fostering a people-oriented, inclusive culture with consistent support at every level of the organization.

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Walking the walk.

Like all our inclusiveness programs, our support for LGBT employees is deep and broad.

One way we support EY’s LGBT community globally is through Unity, our professional network for LGBT professionals and their straight allies. Unity has more than 1,600 members globally, hailing from all four of EY’s geographic Areas (Americas, Asia-Pacific, EMEIA [Europe, Middle East, India and Africa] and Japan).

EY has been recognized in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States for our leadership in creating a work environment that is supportive of LGBT professionals:

  • One of Stonewall’s “Star Performer” organizations after many years of consistently high performance in the annual Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (having ranked in the top 10 since 2010); Unity recognized as a star employee professional network (UK)
  • Rating of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index every year since 2005 (US)
  • Ranked as a Top 20 company for LGBTI inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equality Index (Australia)

LGBT support >

People with different perspectives are more valuable than ever before.

— EY employee

People with different perspectives are more valuable than ever before.

— EY employee

Unleashing our full abilities.

Including people of differing abilities is part of the DNA of our organization. One of our founders, Arthur Young, was deaf and had low vision. Originally trained as a lawyer, his disabilities made it difficult to practice in the courtroom. In response, he turned to the new field of accounting where he could leverage his skills and training in alternate ways. He became an entrepreneur and innovator, not despite his disabilities, but because of them. Inspired by this, we at EY have been working to create an environment where talented people of all abilities can feel comfortable and do their best work.

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A place for everyone.

We pride ourselves on our inclusiveness, and our Professional Networks help members realize their potential by providing opportunities to network across our firms, create informal mentoring relationships and strengthen leadership skills. Our established networks include:

  • Unity (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally network)
  • Black Professional Network
  • AccessAbilities
  • Latino Professional Network
  • Pan-Asian Professional Network
  • Professional Women’s Network
  • Today’s Families
  • Veterans Network

We also offer support groups including Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs and Caregivers Circle. We encourage and support employees who wish to start new groups.

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Journeys that inspire.

EY people are exceptional – which means their stories are, too. We are sharing some of our leaders’ stories here so that you can learn more about the challenges, learnings and triumphs that they have experienced throughout their lives and during their journey at EY. Read on, and prepare to be inspired.

Check out these journeys >