Shine

Be yourself. Be different.

At PwC we’re proud of our open, inclusive and welcoming culture. We celebrate difference and uniqueness, and make sure that everyone is supported to be themselves and fulfil their greatest potential.

Whatever your journey, goal or challenge, together, we’re here to get you there.

Shine is an inclusive business network for LGBTQ+ people, allies and supporters. You don't need to work for PwC to join.

We exist to:

  • Support our members to be themselves
  • Create professional opportunities to help them be successful
  • Influence the firm’s People agenda
  • Have a visible presence externally and do the right thing in our community.
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Out Leadership and PwC present "Out to Succeed"

In May 2018, PwC launched “Out to Succeed” in partnership with Out Leadership. It’s an innovative, international study of LGBT+ emerging leaders, drawn primarily from their talent accelerator OutNEXT. Watch the video filmed at the launch event, featuring perspectives from Todd Sears, PwC’s Bob Moritz and Jon Terrry, Chase Consumer Bank CEO Thasunda Duckett, Ogilvy US CEO Lou Aversano, and more!

PwC and Pride 

PwC continues to have a strong relationship with Pride in London and other Pride events around the UK. For 2019, we are sponsoring the Pride in London event, as well as New York City World Pride - to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

A record-breaking number of our people will represent the firm at Pride in London, with over 140 partners and staff marching through the streets in front of over a million spectators to mark the 'Pride Jubilee' - the theme of this year’s Pride campaign. 2019 marks the seventh year PwC have taken part in Pride in London and the third year as sponsors of the event, see our videos below to see some highlights from our day at Pride, and hear the inspiring love stories from our staff.

PwC and Pride in London

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2017 Pride@PwC stories

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Canal Parade 2017

As part of our sponsorship of Pride in London colleagues from our German and Dutch offices joined us to celebrate diversity and inclusion in our capital. We were delighted to spread the #LoveHappensHere message even wider by accepting their invitation to join them on the PwC Netherlands boat in the Canal Parade 2017. PwC was for the second consecutive year an official sponsor of Amsterdam Gay Pride where our Dutch and German colleagues celebrated the theme I can be myself @work illustrated in this video.

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A matter of pride: Pride in London logo

​PwC are proud sponsors of Pride in London 201​9. Our staff have shared their stories as part of the ​#PrideMatters ​campaign.​ Read the Pride Matters report featuring GLEE Partner Sponsor, Brian Ashmead-Siers.​

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Shine is recognised by Stonewall as making a huge contribution to LGBT equality and inclusion

In 2019 we aligned all our global LGBTQ+ networks under one fresh, new identity: Shine. Every day, our LGBTQ+ professionals shine. We bring our authentic selves to PwC making our workplace culture brighter. The rainbow is a powerful symbol for our community because it allows each distinct colour to shimmer and shine.

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Gill Hemming

Senior Marketing Manager

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Brian Ashmead-Siers

One Global Mobility Tax Partner, Shine network sponsor

Tel: + 44 (0) 121 265 5802

Francesca Harris

Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Ben Jones

Senior Manager, Global Tax Technology

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