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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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:

  • create a truly inclusive organisation and celebrate the benefits that diverse teams brings us, as a firm, and as individuals. We each have much to bring, much to learn, and much to give
  • eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation for all our people, as well as the wider communities we work with, and advance equality of opportunity, tackle prejudice and promote understanding.

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.

More on our commitment can be found in our policies on diversity and equal opportunities.

Our Champions and Allies

Changing a societal mindset is a mammoth task and requires positive action from all quarters in order to break down unnecessary barriers. At Crowe, our ED&I champions and allies actively promote inclusion across the firm and provide a sense of community. Becoming a champion or an ally across our ED&I communities – Women’s Empowerment Programme , LGBTQ+ and BAME – is open to all of our people. We currently have more than 200 people nationally who as a community promote equality, diversity and inclusion and provide a way for Crowe’s people to network, support each other, get advice, be a listening ear or simply to learn more.
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Taking our Women Further

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.

Rebecca Durrant“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

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LGBTQ+

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.

 

Mark Stemp"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

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BAME

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 BAME 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.

Azeem Zafar“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 – BAME Lead