The PwC diversity journey

Creating impact, achieving results

For PwC, diversity is a priority across our network of firms because we need the best available talent to create value for our clients, people and communities. We hire and nurture professionals who take a variety of approaches to problem-solving, who are willing to challenge the status quo, who think differently from one another, and who come from many different backgrounds and cultures. We do this because to solve important problems we need diverse talent.

Our global diversity journey began 12 years ago, when the PwC network of firms first began to focus on a globally consistent approach to diversity as a business imperative and enabler for delivering our international business strategy. A lot has changed in the intervening years, particularly with regard to the decision-making that drives the operationalisation of our network approach and strategy. Through this journey we have arrived at the approach and PwC D&I story that we share with you in the report ‘The PwC diversity journey’.


Explore our full The PwC diversity journey: Creating impact, achieving results report to learn more about the PwC approach to diversity and inclusion, the progress we’ve made, and the lessons we’ve learned along the way.

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Joanne Burgener

Joanne Burgener

Joanne Burgener
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Joanne Burgener is an Assurance Partner and member of our Swiss Oversight Board. She has more then 20 years of experience in auditing clients from various industries (chemical, life science, industrial products). Since 2015, she also chairs the roll-out of the new audit opinion model in Switzerland. Moreover, she heads our Inclusion & Diversity in Switzerland since 2012. In that role, she has initiated many projects such as the implementation of the diversity index, the women mentoring program, the female partner pipeline review, unconscious bias training and the GLEE network. She was a founding board member of Advance, women at work until 2016.