Our commitment to DE&I is rooted in the recognition and celebration of our people

Our North Star is to build, promote, and sustain an inclusive and equitable work environment that inspires and enables our people to be their best every day.

At Crowe, intentionality undergirds all our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts, reflecting our core tenet: We care about our people. If our people don’t feel seen, heard, recognized, and honored, nothing else can happen. We are intentional about demonstrating to our people that we value them and that we want them to thrive at Crowe. DE&I is not a program, a project, or a checkbox for us. DE&I is embedded in the way we do business because we know it’s crucial to driving the kind of innovation and creativity that produces excellent client service and strong business practices for our firm.

Read our 2023 U.S. Transparency Report

Get updates on where Crowe stands with diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, programs, and goals.

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Business resource groups offer networking and support along the way

Business resource groups (BRGs) dedicated to the shared characteristics, cultures, interests, and experiences of specific, underrepresented employee populations aim to create a strong sense of belonging at our firm – not only for individual group members, but also for those allied with them. BRGs provide a way for Crowe people to connect with and support each other, find community, and promote inclusion.

“Our team members’ diverse voices, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences shape the way we do business. At Crowe, our BRGs offer employees a sounding board and a microphone – and they also offer connection. Membership in any BRG is open to all so that our people can learn from one another’s lived experiences.”

 Rachael Gibson, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Mentorship and sponsorship 

A key to retaining top talent is to make sure our people see themselves reflected in our organization and have opportunities to make truly meaningful connections to grow their careers.

Our mentorship and sponsorship programs operate through our DE&I councils to pair professionals at various stages in their Crowe careers with senior leaders across the firm. 

These pairings give each protégé an additional layer of support and access to mentors and sponsors who can guide and advocate for them in their pursuit of career advancement.


Taking our journey beyond the walls of Crowe

We know we can’t make a true impact unless we reach beyond our walls and engage in diversity efforts that affect our profession, our future leaders, and our communities.

Crowe in the community

Our diversity efforts don’t stop at our front doors because thriving communities are what build and fuel thriving businesses.

We take our commitment to community seriously and support the communities where we work and live as well as national organizations that improve communities across the country.

For example, during Crowe Cares Day in August 2023, all our offices closed and nearly 5,000 employees came together to volunteer at more than 110 organizations in 40 Crowe communities, logging more than 20,500 volunteer hours.

Campus outreach

Our one-of-a-kind recruiting program with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) brings Crowe right to the college campus, engaging students throughout their college career.

By offering an internship-to-employment pipeline with mentorship along the way, we spotlight our field and highlight all the ways students can find a career at Crowe.

First held at Florida A&M University (FAMU), we are expanding this program to other campuses nationwide.

Supplier diversity

Our supplier diversity program is an essential part of our overall strategy, mission, and core values. Our procurement efforts reflect this, and we expect the same with our suppliers.

That’s why we support and commit to diverse suppliers – companies that are at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.

Grounded in diversity, our culture is supported by the relationships we cultivate with suppliers.

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Hear from HBCU alums on their experience with Crowe

Jamiel Shillingford
I chose an HBCU school because I wanted to learn more about my African American roots and be better equipped for the working world. What I learned about Crowe during campus visits translates into my career experience – I am trusted with real, challenging work and given opportunities to expand my network.
Jamiel Shillingford
Jamiel Shillingford
Crowe team member and former intern 
Kenzia Fenton
I chose FAMU because of the competitive nature of the school – there was no longer the stigma of being the only African American in my accounting classes. Through the Crowe on Campus program, I appreciated the opportunity to have an immersive internship experience on campus while taking on real client work at Crowe.
Kenzia Fenton
Kenzia Fenton
Crowe team member and former intern 

We actively engage with organizations who share our DE&I mission

Reversing the chronic shortage of diverse professionals in the field of accounting and bolstering our pipeline of diverse talent require industrywide strategies and collaboration. Crowe works closely with a variety of professional organizations that share our DE&I mission, including Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA); NABA Inc.; Ascend; Out & Equal; and Disability:IN. These organizations help us build our professional network and to access new intelligence that can help inform our diversity efforts.

Keep up on our latest DE&I news 

Find out more about our culture of belonging

At Crowe, we purposefully cultivate an environment where our people can feel comfortable bringing their most authentic selves to work. We are committed to providing rewarding, fulfilling career paths that enable our people to use their talents in meaningful ways and deliver brilliant results for our clients. The work of diversity, equity, and inclusion is ongoing. We are committed to the long game of maintaining DE&I as a firmwide North Star and to ensuring that Crowe is a place where our people can thrive, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or anything else. Feel free to contact our team if you’d like to hear more about how DE&I is embedded in our culture.

Equal employment opportunity and prohibited discrimination at Crowe
In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Crowe LLP and its subsidiaries are based on an assessment of the individual’s merits, qualifications, and abilities. Employment decisions are not based on or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, natural hair style (including afros, braids, locks, twists, or hair texture), or any hairstyle that is inextricably intertwined with or closely associated with race or sincerely held established religious beliefs, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or handicap, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Crowe also will make reasonable accommodations, as required by law, for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Crowe is committed to providing a work environment that is free of all forms of unlawful discrimination, intimidation, and harassment. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, discharge, leaves of absence, and access to benefits, training, and continuing education.