Sarah Churchman, head of talent, inclusion and wellbeing at PwC, the professional services firm, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for her work championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Commenting on her Honour, Kevin Ellis, chairman and senior partner of PwC, said:
"I'm very proud that Sarah Churchman has been recognised for her work in leading PwC's diversity and inclusion agenda for over 15 years. Sarah's passion, energy and commitment to driving awareness and change has been instrumental in PwC's publication of gender and BAME pay gap data. Sarah's influence on the professional services sector and beyond has led to many policies and practices that promote inclusion, making this award richly deserved."
Sarah established PwC’s diversity and inclusion team 15 years ago and has spearheaded the firm’s agenda-setting efforts to drive greater diversity across the firm. In 2014, PwC became one of the first organisations to voluntarily publish its gender pay gap data and this year the firm became the first organisation to publish its ethnicity pay gap. The firm’s Green Light To Talk initiative, to let people know it’s okay to talk about mental health, inspired The Lord Mayor’s Appeal This is Me - in the City campaign, which was embraced by more than 150 organisations.
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