At Crowe, we are proud to say “We are Crowe”: This means we care about equality, we care about people, our clients and our place in the society we live in. We believe in challenging and standing up against all discrimination, and we care about making the world a more just place for all.
Our firmwide approach to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) is to:
We aim to create an environment where everyone can work flexibly, is encouraged to build their own networks, and has real role models to look up to. Alongside the focus on agility, flexibility, balance, motivation, progression, recognition and reward is fairness.
Our Women’s Empowerment Programme (WEP) is designed to develop our people by creating a culture where everyone, regardless of gender or background, has the opportunity to succeed.
In March 2019 we signed up to the Women in Finance Charter as a commitment to improve gender diversity among or people.
“I want to encourage our people, whatever their gender, to be the best they can be. I would like us to identify our future leaders and make sure they have a strong support network to achieve their own success.”
Rebecca Durrant – WEP Lead
Learn more about our WEP
View our Gender Pay Report
Take a look at our Women in Business Podcasts
Crowe is a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work.
This means that people can come to work without fear of discrimination, know that they will be treated with dignity, and don’t need to worry that they will be judged or harassed because of their personal orientation.
"The LGBTQ+ &
Allies network supports colleagues who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
and queer (or questioning) as well as others who may identify as something
else. It’s about inclusivity, diversity and respect whatever your
identity or background”.
Mark Stemp – LGBTQ+ lead
Explore more about our LGBTQ+ & Allies network
At Crowe, we have a real sense of just how influential our example can be in ridding the workplace (and society as a whole) of institutional discrimination that leads to a lack of equality and inclusion. The purpose of our REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage) and Allies network is to promote this cause across our business and set an admirable example to the rest of society.
In March 2021, Crowe signed up to the #10000 Black Interns initiative as a commitment to increasing inclusivity and helping the prospects of young Black people in the UK.
“We are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment in which our colleagues from a BAME background can flourish and that their achievements and contributions are celebrated, recognised and valued with equality firmly in mind.”
Azeem Zafar – REACH Lead
Celebrating Black History Month
Our CAN (Crowe Ability Network) has been created to ensure that those living with neurodiverse conditions can be supported, recognised, celebrated and valued with equality firmly in mind.
Neurodiversity refers to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information. People who think differently often have pronounced strengths that can bring real value to the workplace.
“One in seven people in the global adult population has a neurodiverse condition, for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or ASD. The Crowe Ability Network (CAN) provides support and raises awareness for all partners and employees who have neurodiverse conditions. To ensure that there is fairness and respect for those living with neurodiverse conditions and that they are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.”
Simon Crookston – CAN lead.