NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US has been ranked No. 3 in the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® -- the firm's highest ranking to-date in seven appearances on the list and its fourth consecutive appearance in the top 10. PwC was also recognized in five of DiversityInc's Top 10 specialty lists, including:
- No. 1 in the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment and Retention
- No. 2 in the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
- No. 3 in the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity
- No. 5 in the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans
- No. 6 in the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees
According to DiversityInc, one of the biggest reasons PwC has maintained a presence near the top of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® is its strong commitment to diversity by the firm's leadership, starting with the CEO. Bob Moritz, PwC US Chairman and Senior Partner, delivered a keynote address on how diversity and corporate values impact organizations globally during yesterday's DiversityInc conference and reception in Washington, D.C., where the list was announced.
"Diversity of talent may be the most important asset for businesses today. In an increasingly connected world, where talent comes from today may not be where it comes from tomorrow," said Moritz. "We believe that our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and flexibility will create significant value for our clients, our stakeholders, our firm and our people."
"At PwC, we recognize that diversity is a critical driver of innovation and a competitive advantage. Our people successfully serve our clients in addressing complex business issues because they bring such diverse points of view to the table. That is why we continue to look for creative ways to attract and retain top talent globally," added Niloufar Molavi, PwC's Chief Diversity Officer.
In addition to the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, PwC has been named consistently as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and the "Working Mother 100 Best Companies." The firm was recently inducted into Training magazine's Top 10 Hall of Fame after being ranked in the top 10 of Training's Top 125, the prominent annual list of companies excelling at employee development, for four consecutive years. PwC has also ranked in the top five of the "Universum Global Top 50," an index of the world's most attractive employers, for the past two years.
More information about PwC's commitment to diversity, robust flexibility programs and expansive mentoring and development initiatives can be found at www.pwc.com/diversity.
535 companies applied for this year's list. PwC will be featured with other honorees in the June 2011 issue of DiversityInc Magazine. For more information on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, visit www.DiversityInc.com/top50.
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