Diversity and Inclusion
Crowe Horwath LLP is committed to a progressive work environment that leverages the diversity of all our people. Crowe’s inclusion initiative helps us understand, appreciate, and address the perspectives and needs of all personnel, clients, and those we impact through the communities in which we work.
We support diversity and inclusion by fostering dynamic teams and an inclusive work environment where innovative thinking is encouraged and leads to creative solutions that meet our clients’ business needs. We recognize that to deliver valuable solutions for our clients, we need an increasingly diverse work force. As a result, inclusion has become one of our firmwide priorities.
Crowe strives to be inclusive by involving all personnel – regardless of gender, religion, race, ethnicity, culture, language, education, geographic location, color, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical ability level, experience, opinions, beliefs, or thoughts – in the activities and life of the organization so everyone feels respected, valued, and capable of performing their best work.
At Crowe, diversity and inclusion are built upon the concept of mutualism, which is the collaboration of differences to achieve greater value.
Mutualism Is Our Central Focus
Mutualism supports our belief that a diverse work force enhances the creativity and innovative thinking that is fundamental to Crowe’s success. Building our diversity initiative upon the basis of mutualism furthers our understanding of the needs of our people, our clients, and our communities, leading to a competitive advantage as we compete for talent, move to new markets, seek out new clients, and expand our geographic footprint.
Under the umbrella of inclusion are a number of retention-building programs for all our people. These programs target a variety of different areas and include professional development, awareness building, recruitment, and external relationship building within our local communities.
People Resource Networks
One example of how Crowe supports its people is through its People Resource Networks (PRNs). We recognize that it is valuable for our people to come together and share common interests, and in an effort to retain and further champion our people, Crowe sponsors four PRNs. PRN teams include:
- Gay and Lesbian Allies
Each PRN team is open to all personnel and provides a forum for networking and support in order to promote inclusion and mutualism within the firm.